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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 www.EWTN.com. 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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Dan is the President of the Avila Foundation, the parent organization of SpiritualDirection.com, 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, the High Calling Seminary Preparation Program, 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. In 2018, he launched the annual Avila Summit held at Hanceville, Alabama. Beyond his "contagious" love for Jesus and His Church, he is a grateful husband, father of four, and grandfather of one, the President and Chief Operating Officer of EWTN News, Inc., a regular co-host on Register Radio, a writer, speaker and pilgrimage director 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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