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Groundbreaking series on Catholicism to air on PBS this fall

Catholic World News - August 15, 2011

“Catholicism,” a ten-episode series developed by a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago, will air on 80 PBS stations beginning this fall.

Father Robert Barron hopes that those who are “not religious at all--maybe they're atheists, agnostics, fallen away Catholics--would see the series and maybe be drawn in by the beauty of it, drawn in by culture, drawn in by history.”

“That’s my hope--that it would be used inside the Catholic world but also as an evangelical tool outside the Catholic world.”

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  • Posted by: Michael.Chambers9422 - Sep. 13, 2011 7:10 PM ET USA

    We just got our copy of the series last week. Love it! We've watched episodes 1-3 with our two young children. Our 4 year old watches intently and asks questions. We're hoping to talk to our pastor and offer for others to come watch it with us.

  • Posted by: mwean7331 - Aug. 17, 2011 10:55 PM ET USA

    Thank you for lettng us know about this . I never watch TV except for EWTN. It's all such a waste of time including the news media. I get my news via computer (such as your news)Willyou be advising us as to the dates and times when it comes out?

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