“Happy Birthday” is how my pastor, Fr. Gregory Kandt, greeted us this Pentecost Sunday. It is indeed the birthday of the church when the Holy Spirit came down upon the Apostles which began their mission to preach the good news to many nations. The Apostles were given a gift to help share their wonderful faith with others, and today I want to share a wonderful gift to help others discover or deepen their faith in Christ.
Father Robert Barron, is a teacher and theologian, who has been working on one of the greatest projects that will help to educate and inspire those about the Catholic faith. The Catholicism Project is a video project of the highest production quality that is available as a high-definition DVD collection and available to parishes with teaching materials this coming August. Father Barron has been working on this project for four years by taking many pilgrimages to sites around the world that tell the rich history of the Catholic Faith through art, architecture, people, saints, and cultures. I urge you to get this video series for your family or parish, and it will be something you will want to watch more than once.
Archbishop Timothy Dolan has compared Father Barron to one of the first apostles of Catholic new media–Archbishop Fulton Sheen. Archbishop Dolan said, “We were so proud of Fulton Sheen because he embodied the truth, the beauty, the light, the warmth of Catholicism. He was able to present the timeless truths of our beloved Catholic faith in a very timely manner and able to tie in art, architecture, news, humor, sports and you name it – to bring that to bear in the Gospel, and the teaching of Jesus and his Church. He did it in a dynamite way. I think we’ve got a winner in Fr. Bob Barron. He speaks with that same eloquence and that same pizazz and same conviction.” Father Barron is the modern day Fulton Sheen, and I encourage you to look at the video link below, and hope you will be inspired to get this video series and share it with others. What a great gift Father Barron had given to the church. Father Barron also writes a very good Blog that I highly recommend and has his writings, sermons, and videos with the link below.
Are there any bloggers that inspire you that you would like to share in this forum?
The Catholicism Project You Tube Video–extended version