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Friday, September 30, 2011

Exciting New Series (not) Coming to a Channel Near Me

Father Robert Barron is one of my favorite radio personalities.  He delivers a homily through his program "Word on Fire" on our local Relevant Radio station on Sundays.  I rely on it because I'm struggling right now with understanding our new priest.  Our new priest is lovely, but he is not from this country.  I find it very difficult to concentrate enough to truly understand all he is saying during the homily.  Thankfully, he writes up notes from his homily and places them in the bulletin.
Did you know that Fr. Barron was instrumental in creating a new series that is running on many PBS stations around the US?  The title of the series is:  Catholicism
Lucky are they who will have portions of it aired on their local PBS station.  Our local PBS affiliate is not carrying the series.  I see EWTN is carrying portions, too.  Has anyone seen any of the videos?  I would love to hear what you think.  This might be a family purchase!

1 comment:

Elizabeth C. said...

I just happened to come by after a visit to Margaret's blog.

What a surprise to see Fr. Barron mentioned today, again. His name popped up several times this evening.

Yes, I did catch a quick showing of his section on the Virgen of Guadalupe from Mexico City. And a friend has sent me several clips of his from a facebook segment he must have done.

I'll tell you that I find him easy to listen too. He is both informative and engaging without lessoning the richness of our faith. Does that make sense? I was interested in what he is doing with PBS but haven't found him locally either :-(.

I hope I helped some in your quest here.

God bless