MarkForBlogFr. Robert Barron, founder of Word on Fire,, has done it again. Known for his website, where he regularly blogs to more than 1 million people per year and posts weekly homilies and sermons, his YouTube video commentaries, programs on EWTN, Relevant Radio, and WGN, Fr. Barron is considered by many to be one of the leading Catholic evangelists in the U.S. today. At the library we have his DVDs and CDs previously released, but these pale in comparison to what he has just released, and what the library will be receiving shortly. 

“Catholicism” is a 10-part documentary that looks at Catholicism across the world. Shot in high definition, filmed at more than 50 locations in 16 countries and taking more than two years to put it all together, it has received high praise from everybody.

“This is the most important media project in the history of the Catholic Church in America. A stimulating and compelling exploration of the spiritual, moral, and intellectual riches of the Catholic world. ” –George Weigel, biographer of Blessed John Paul II

“In tying together art and culture, history and literature, beauty and truth, which is the wisdom – the timeless genius that CATHOLICISM is all about – he does it magnificently. And this is just what we need in the Catholic Church today.” –Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan, Archdiocese of New York

To check out more information and praise for this documentary, you can go directly to its website. Although it is available to air on public television starting Oct. 11, Wisconsin Public Television will not be airing the episodes.  Episodes will be available to watch on EWTN starting Nov. 16. 

As always, if you have any ideas and comments for things I could change, please let me know. If you have any books that you have read or have read the books I mention, please leave a comment. We here at Salzmann also want to know what people are reading. These are always appreciated, and anything I can do to make this better I will strive my best to accomplish.

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