The CATHOLICISM program “provided us with a tremendously realistic renewal of the basic teachings of our Catholic faith, showing the timeless and universal richness and beauty of our Church and its effect on the world. Fr. Barron has shown us that we can always learn more about our Catholic faith. We would highly recommend this program to everyone that wishes to know more about the Catholic faith and be inspired by it to lead a more holy life.” See Full Story
- Margie and Dick Brown, Virginia Beach, VA
"The most vivid catechism ever created; a high def illustrated manuscript for the 21st century."
- Brad Miner, The Catholic Thing blog
"I thought that the material was presented in a good way and from a different angle from the one that I am used to seeing from modern scholars. I enjoyed the program and I do believe that the Church in America needs to renew its focus on catechesis."
- Pilot Program participant
"This program gets at the heart of the Catholic faith. I believe it is beneficial both to long-time Catholics who have never learned or who have forgotten why we do the things we do and why we believe the things we believe and for new Catholics or non-Catholics seeking to learn more about our faith. Its approach is intellectual, but accessible."
- Pilot Program Participant
Fr. Robert Barron created this groundbreaking program as a thematic presentation of what Catholics believe and why, so all adults can come to a deeper understanding of the Catholic Faith. Not a video lecture, Church history or scripture study, this engaging and interesting formational program uses the art, architecture, literature, music and all the treasures of the Catholic tradition to illuminate the timeless teachings of the Church.
The CATHOLICISM Study Program presents the strong, ecclesial dimension of the Catholic Faith – God’s revelation through Jesus Christ and His Church. It is comprehensive and faithful, appropriate for:
- Adult lay formation
- Training adult catechists
- Deaconate and other ministerial
- Mature high school or
- Ten compelling episodes from the series on DVD. Filmed in 50 locations throughout 15 countries, the CATHOLICISM DVDs reveal these truths in a visually-breath taking and compelling way, with original, high-definition cinematography.
- A companion study lesson written by Carl Olson for each DVD, complete with extensive commentary, questions for understanding and also questions for application to each participant’s own life.
- CATHOLICISM: Journey to the Heart of the Faith, a companion book based on a more detailed rendering of the scripts from the DVD series
- Leader’s Program Kit, including facilitator’s guide and study guide answer key
- Promotional materials to announce the upcoming program in your location
- Spanish and English subtitles included in each DVD set
- Can be experienced in 12 or 22 sessions