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Finding Father Barron

October 3, 2011 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Resources

I posted this over at the National Catholic Register and thought that you might be interested as well…

Finding Father Robert Barron these days is an easy task. This is good news for those who love the Church, and good news for those on the outside wondering if they should step in, or even back in as the case may be. Whether it be books, radio, DVDs, or television, Father Barron’s seemingly ubiquitous voice has been called “one of the Church’s best messengers” by Cardinal Francis George. With a nimble intellect and loving heart, Father Barron has given the faithful an arsenal of catechetical material. However, now he presents the Catholic faithful and a searching world a landmark production on a scale and quality rivaled only by Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ. Father Barron’s 10-part miniseries Catholicism has been hailed by George Weigel as “the most important media project in the history of the Catholic Church in America.”

We agree, and so does EWTN.

The mentioning of a “Catholic miniseries” may invoke post-traumatic stress in some of our readers. Worry not. Catholicism is not a dry or banal presentation of the faith, but a tour de force, wrapping up the richness of Catholic theology and the beauty of the global people of God into a production of high media standards. Centered on our Lord Jesus Christ, the series expounds upon the Church, culture and nature as one cosmos ordered by God’s truth and beauty.

More good news: The Register and EWTN are your places to hear Father Barron and see Catholicism. Here at the Register, we keep close tabs on Father Barron’s ministry, and you can hear a recent interview with him on Register Radio here and read the latest print interview with Tim Drake here.

EWTN will provide several opportunities to engage with Father Barron’s groundbreaking work. If you are new to Father Barron’s ministry, there is a great opportunity to see him on EWTN’s Bookmark on Dec. 4 to discuss both his book and Catholicism with host Doug Keck.

Catholicism will be broadcast on EWTN according to the schedule below. All times are Eastern. Please make sure to double-check the schedule closer to the broadcasting date at We here at the Register encourage you to set some time aside, grab the kids, invite over your Catholic and non-Catholic friends alike and enjoy Father Barron’s Catholicism.

Wednesday, Nov. 16
Catholicism: 9 p.m., 10 p.m., and 11 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 17
Catholicism: 11 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 18
Catholicism: 10:00 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 19
Catholicism: 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 10 p.m., 11 p.m.

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About Dan Burke

Dan is the President of the Avila Foundation, the parent organization of, the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, Divine Intimacy Radio and Divine Intimacy Radio - Resources Edition, Into the Deep Parish Programs, the Apostoli Viae (Apostles of the Way) Community, and the FireLight Student Leadership Formation Program, author of the award-winning book, Navigating the Interior Life - Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God, Finding God Through Meditation-St. Peter of Alcantara, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila, Into the Deep, Living the Mystery of Merciful Love: 30 Days with Thérèse of Lisieux, and his newest book The Contemplative Rosary with St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Avila. Beyond his "contagious" love for Jesus and His Church, he is a grateful husband and father of four, the Executive Director of and writer for EWTN's National Catholic Register, a regular co-host on Register Radio, a writer and speaker who provides online spiritual formation and travels to share his conversion story and the great riches that the Church provides us through authentic Catholic spirituality. Dan has been featured on EWTN's Journey Home program and numerous radio programs.

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  • alberto Pascual Jiao

    I am fascinated spiritually by Fr. Barron s seemingly lighthearted but heavy
    points to ponder about Catholism and comments on world events.Please tell
    me how to order his book/s I am in Holland not is the USA.


    • Alberto – follow the links in the post to his web site

  • Avila Power

    I live in Australia and have already ordered a copy of Catholicism for my own use and the parish. Cant wait for the DVD’S to arrive. Very exciting and I know this is program is going to benefit many Catholics and others who may be interested in learning about the Catholic Church.

  • Bon

    I love Father Barron, I recently listened to his comments on the 7 deadly sins and the 7 lively virtues that are the antidotes. He is a very gifted Priest sent to us during this very time in which we live. I hope that many are touched, converted, or more deeply converted by the Holy Spirit through this man of God. If interested, you can see his website at

    Thank you for posting this Dan, you too are a blessing in my life with this site, I visit it regularly. Keeping you in prayer. -B  

  • Becky Ward

    “now he presents the Catholic faithful and a searching world a landmark production on a scale and quality rivaled only by Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ. Father Barron’s 10-part miniseries Catholicism has been hailed by George Weigel as “the most important media project in the history of the Catholic Church in America.”

    I’ve watched the trailers and they are phenominal…….the need for something of this caliber is apparent, Thanks be to God for providing this spiritual nourishment. My parish too, is planning to show the DVD’s…….I think I’m more excited about this than Christmas……..well, maybe not, but close! 🙂

  • Guest

    Dan, any hope I can access this wonderful Teaching from this part of Africa – Nairobi, Kenya?

  • Camemon

    Fr BaErin is an excellent teacher. Check out his DVD of Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues.

  • Patti Day

    My small parish has purchased and is currently showing the Catholicism series using the study materials. Even though I watch the series on EWTN, I signed up for the church program in hope of learning and sharing more. Sadly very few people signed up.

  • judeen

    I only got to see the last 2 sesions in the catholicism serious … the dvd were tremendous.. full of information and wealth of knowledge… the questions were over my head.. yet as the group talked about how they seen or lived part of the spirituality in the dvds… like heaven purgitory or hell.. their expereinces of the a dieing person or expereinces that proved to them they existed… it became very interesting.. about how God touches our lives by sharing the information…

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