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Just arrived back…..

home from an evening spent at our parish pastoral centre. I watched the second of ten episodes of Fr. Robert Barron‘s ‘Catholicism‘ series. The DVD presentation lasted for one hour and then there was (sadly) only a half an hour for discussion. Just not enough time.

I missed the first episode, but will move heaven and earth to see the rest of the series. I strongly encourage everyone to do the same!  Look out for when the screening of this series will happen at your parish, or at a parish near you. I received answers to questions I’ ve been asking for years:- Jesus’ radical message for a change of heart moved me deeply. His Good News of everlasting love transcending all the earthly promises of happiness through the likes of  power, pleasure, honour and wealth, has taken on a new meaning of  self-fulfilling shallowness  to me. I get it, I finally get it. I cannot explain why in this post, but let it suffice for me to say that it has changed my understanding of what it means to be a Christian. Absolutely!

In this episode, Fr. Robert focusses on the Teachings of Jesus. The content  was organic in its content, using the platform of the new media to the fullest,jam-packed with the unsurpassed golden nuggets of  the Beatitudes. These as I have never heard them explained before. I heard my Lord’s teachings with ‘new’ ears. I feel uplifted and eager to know more.

This series is not at present being accessed widely in the Southwark Diocese, so if you too want to be invigorated read the parish bulletin  here to keep up to speed. If your parish is looking for something valuable to share in the coming Year of Faith, this is the programme to use: tell your parish priest about Fr. Robert Barron’s ‘Catholicism‘ series and sow the seeds of Christ’s love and work  in your own parish.

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Fr. Robert Barron is coming to England this week!

Fr. Rober Barron, the producer of the amazing ‘Catholicism’ dvd series is visiting England as from this week, 25th April until the 4th of May.

Fr. Robert Barron will tour England 25 April-4 May:

On its website, the Shrewsbury Diocese invites Catholics to attend the event in Liverpool:

Fr Robert Barron is a well known American Diocesan Priest – he hosts a weekly programme on EWTN and on Salt and Light TV. He has produced a series of DVD’s called Catholicism. It is being launched in the UK (Durham, Birmingham and Westminster) at the end of April.

Fr Barron is a wonderful speaker and the DVDs present the main teaching of the Catholic faith in a way that is presentable and challenging.

Fr Barron will be coming to the Liverpool Archdiocesan Centre for Evangelisation on Monday 30th April at 7.30pm. He will introduce and present the DVDs. This event is open to anyone – but it will be of special interest to RCIA groups, parents, catechists, teachers and anyone interested in evangelisation and passing on the faith.

There is no charge – just turn up – all welcome.

Further details from Fr Philip Inch, Episcopal Vicar for Evangelisation in the Archdiocese of Liverpool, on 0151 487 9372

(reposted from http://catholicismpure.wordpress.com)