Updated Thu, Dec 20, 2012 2:19 pm
In this moving and epic documentary series, Father Robert Barron tells the story of Catholicism around the world – using art, architecture, literature, music and all the riches of the Catholic tradition. Fr. Barron also examines how Christianity has helped shape the nature of this rich and powerful faith. The production crew travels to some of the most magnificent and sacred sites in Jerusalem, Rome, Krakow, Warsaw, New York, Istanbul, Sinai, Nazareth, Ephesus, Lourdes, Guadalupe, Athens, Corinth, Mexico City, Uganda, China, Manila, Sao Paolo, Auschwitz, Calcutta, Sydney, Philadelphia, Chicago, and beyond.
The team was granted exclusive access to film privately in many locations inaccessible to the general public. Highlights include some of the world’s architectural and artistic masterpieces: The Dome of The Rock, The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, rare views of the Pantheon, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Pope’s private gardens, as well as Chartres, Notre Dame, and Cologne Cathedrals.
Father Robert Barron, Francis Cardinal George Professor of Faith and Culture at Mundelein Seminary near Chicago and ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago, is the creator and host of the series. The executive producer is Mike Leonard, an acclaimed filmmaker, veteran correspondent for NBC’s Today show, and producer of the popular public television series Ride of Our Lives. Together, Fr. Barron and Leonard spent two years traveling the world with a crew of seasoned network television producers.
Tuesday, January 8
“Amazed and Afraid: The Revelation of God Become Man”
In this first episode of CATHOLICISM, journey with Father Robert Barron to the mysterious and sacred sites of the Holy Land. From Caesarea Phillipi, to the Sea of Galilee, to Jerusalem and finally to the eternal city of Rome, Fr. Barron illuminates the Catholic Faith’s conviction that Jesus of Nazareth is the promised Messiah and the revelation of God become man in Christ.
Tuesday, January 15
“That Than Which Nothing Greater Can Be Thought: The Ineffable Mystery of God” Journey from the heights of Mount Sinai to the mysterious sites of Istanbul, from the glittering streets of Paris to the glorious Sistine Chapel. Father Robert Barron presents the Catholic Faith's compelling vision of God as the ineffable and majestic Trinity.
Tuesday, January 22
“Our Tainted Nature’s Solitary Boast: Mary, the Mother of God”
Travel to the ruins of Ephesus and to the great Marian shrines of Lourdes and Guadalupe. Fr. Barron explains the Catholic Church's great reverence for Mary and her unique role in the history of salvation.
Tuesday, January 29
“The Indispensable Men: Peter, Paul, and the Missionary Adventure”
The Catholic Church's missionary endeavor begins with the adventures of Saint Peter and Saint Paul. From Ephesus, Corinth, Athens, and Rome and to the far reaches of the world, Father Robert Barron traces the influence of these two great apostles and their enduring legacies in the life of the Church.