Fr. Robert Barron: "Catholicism"

One of the really excellent teaching priests in the Church today is Fr. Robert Barron. There's nothing glitzy about him, nothing glamorous or "rock star." He's a simple, down-to-earth man who explains the Catholic faith in simple, down-to-earth terms. He has produced a series called "Catholicism," which will be available on DVD in August. Thanks to Matthew Warner, over on Fallible Blogma, some brief excerpts have been uploaded, just to give a taste of what the series will be like. If you haven't seen any of these yet, here are a few samples from the nearly ten-hour long series.

What Christians Mean By God:
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Who Is Jesus And What Makes Him Unique?:
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The Key To Joy:
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The Mystery Of Eating Jesus' Flesh:
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Peter and Paul: The Indispensable Men:
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Papal Infallibility:
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Remember, these are just brief clips from lengthier and more detailed programs. When the series is available next month, it could be very useful not only for individuals, but perhaps as a group study.

Author: Fr. Christopher Phillips

Fr. Christopher G. Phillips is the pastor of Our Lady of the Atonement Catholic Church in San Antonio, Texas, where he has served for the past twenty-eight years. He is the founding pastor of the first Anglican Use parish, erected in 1983 under the terms of the Pastoral Provision. Fr. Phillips was ordained as an Anglican for the Diocese of Bristol, England, in 1975. After serving as Curate for three years at St. Stephen Southmead, he returned to the United States and served in two Episcopal parishes in the Diocese of Rhode Island. In 1981 he left the Episcopal Church and moved with his family to Texas, where he was subsequently ordained as a Catholic priest in 1983. Fr. Phillips and his wife, JoAnn, have been married for forty years. They have five children, all grown and married, and three grandchildren.

6 thoughts on “Fr. Robert Barron: "Catholicism"”

  1. Thank you, Father Phillips for bringing this project to everyone’s attention.

    Fr. Barron is doing some incredible work. You may view a two-minute trailer of the entire Catholicism series here. (If your internet connection permits, try watching it in full-screen, high-definition to get a sense of the quality of this presentation.) Ordinariate-bound Anglo-Catholics, and those considering whether they are being called, will receive a brief taste of what they will soon call home. The American PBS television network has already agreed to air four episodes of this epic series.

    I would also encourage everyone to view Fr. Barron's brilliant video commentaries on so much of contemporary western culture, including Hollywood’s expressions of it. You can view them all on his website Word on Fire, or if you’d like to engage a non-Christian in a less “religious” environment, you can also watch them directly on his YouTube channel.

  2. I am interested in obtaining the book Catholicism by Robert Barron and The Mass by Archbishop D W Wuerl & M. Aquilina.

    1. Mr. Wegryn,

      You may purchase any of Fr. Barron’s Catholicism’s books or DVDs here.

      Cardinal Wuerl and Mike Aquilina have written a book, The Mass: The Glory, the Mystery, the Tradition, which is available from Amazon or other retailers. He also has produced a DVD, A Walk Through the Mass with Bishop Donald W. Wuerl, which is available here from The Catholic Company.


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