Experience The Catholic Faith As You’ve Never Seen It Before…
Every Wednesday starting:
June 1st, 2022 at 7:00 P.M. – August 3rd, 2022
01 June: Episode 1 “Amazed and Afraid: The Revelation of God Become Man”
We journey to the mysterious and sacred sites of the Holy Land. From Caesarea Phillipi to the Sea of Galilee, to Jerusalem and finally to the eternal city of Rome, Bishop Barron illuminates the Catholic conviction that Jesus of Nazareth is the promised Messiah and the revelation of God become man in Christ.
08 June: Episode 2 “Happy Are We: The Teachings Of Jesus”
The revelation of Jesus as God is accompanied by a stunning invitation to a unique new way of life, explained in the teachings of Jesus. To every generation, the words of Jesus have proven fascinating, disorienting, sometimes confounding, deeply transformative, and always unforgettable. Bishop Barron highlights the Beatitudes, the path of non-violence and lessons of forgiveness, care for the poor and our relationship with God as presented in the parables. Jesus’ teachings are illuminated during Bishop Barron’s pilgrimages to Poland, Germany, Spain and New York City. Commentaries at these sites also show how the Catholic Church is a living culture, which gives witness to the inviolable dignity of the human person.
15 June: Episode 3 “That Than Which Nothing Greater Can Be Thought: The Ineffable Mystery of God”
Bishop Barron considers St. Anselm’s description of God as “that than which nothing greater can be thought,” and goes on to explain St. Thomas Aquinas’ arguments which support the claim that God truly exists. He also speaks from the Catholic tradition about the nature of God and the challenging question of evil and the existence of God. To provide a vision of the ineffable majesty and mystery of God, Bishop Barron invites us to the heights of the Sinai desert and makes his way to mysterious Istanbul, walks the glittering streets of Paris and then captivates the viewer with the glories of the Sistine Chapel in Rome.
22 June: Episode 4 “Our Tainted Nature’s Solitary Boast: Mary, The Mother of God”
In this episode, Bishop Barron masterfully correlates the Catholic Faith’s testimony to the revelation of God in Christ with the vivid practices of reverence offered to his Mother. Mary is explained as “an on-going presence, an actor in the life of the Church.” Bishop Barron journeys to the humble remains of Mary’s house in Nazareth, to the ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus and to the great Marian shrines of Lourdes and Guadalupe to explain the Church’s teachings about Mary.
29 June: Episode 5 “The Indispensable Men: Peter, Paul, and the Missionary Adventure”
Bishop Barron calls Peter and Paul “two indispensable men, the ones without whom the Church never would have emerged and survived.” In telling each man’s story, Bishop Barron shows how the Holy Spirit worked through all the apostles and disciples to build the Church. Following the trail of these apostles as they took the Gospel to the ends of the earth, Bishop Barron presents the foundations of the apostolic faith, particularly the revelation of Christ’s resurrection from the dead.
06 July: Episode 6 “A Body Both Suffering And Glorious: The Mystical Union Of Christ And The Church”
Bishop Barron presents the reality of the Church as “one, holy, catholic and apostolic.” Considering the mystical union between Christ and his Church, Bishop Barron also explores the Catholic conviction that the life and presence of Christ continues to embrace humanity in all its joys and sorrows through the presence of the Church. Filmed in Rome, New York, Sao Paolo, Manila, Namugongo, and Uganda
13 July: Episode 7 “Word Made Flesh, True Bread Of Heaven: The Mystery Of The Liturgy And The Eucharist”
Bishop Barron explores the ancient practices of the Church’s worship that endure to this very day, and the notion that “all value is summed up in the liturgy, the supreme act by which we commune with God.” Considered by the Catholic Faith to be “the source and summit” of its identity and mission, the Eucharist is the central practice of the Church’s culture. Bishop Barron describes all the parts of the Mass, and shows how the Sacred Liturgy embodies the whole of the Faith in diverse places as Jerusalem, Rome, Chicago, Orvieto, Mexico City.
20 July: Episode 8: “A Vast Company Of Witnesses: The Communion Of Saints”
The faith is made visible in the real humanity of those men and women who dedicated their lives to knowing and serving Jesus Christ.. Bishop Barron gives consideration to some of the Church’s greatest heroes, and demonstrates how their extraordinary examples display both the passion and creative potential of the Catholic Church. Highlighting Katharine Drexel, Therese of Lisieux, Edith Stein, and Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Bishop Barron tells the story of the Church as a vast company of witness who are called by Christ to be a Communion of Saints.
27 July: Episode 9: “The Life of His Love: Prayer and the Life of the Spirit”
Catholic spirituality is centered on prayer. As the Catechism of the Catholic Church states: “Prayer is the lifting up of the mind and the heart to God.” On pilgrimage to the places where the great saints and spiritual masters lived, Bishop Barron explores the different types of prayer: contemplation; adoration; petition; and intercession. In telling the stories of Catholics like Thomas Merton, St. Theresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross, Bishop Barron demonstrates how the human person can be transformed through prayer that manifests a deep, spiritual commitment centered in Christ.
03 August: Episode 10: “World Without End: The Last Things”
Explore the Church’s conviction that life here and now is preparation for an extraordinary world that is yet to come – a supernatural destiny. Bishop Barron presents the Catholic vision of death, judgment, heaven, hell and purgatory as he journeys to Florence, Ireland and Rome. The Church sees beyond this world and invites us to consider a world without end. Bishop Barron shows how this vision is supported by the mystery and truth of the Resurrection of Jesus.