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Notre Dame to host screening of documentary on Catholic history and heritage

Published: November 4, 2011

Author: Paul Murphy

The Catholicism Project

The Colleges of Engineering and Science at the University of Notre Dame will host a special screening of Rev. Robert E. Barron’s documentary “The Catholicism Project” Nov. 10 (Thursday) at 3:30 p.m. in Room 105 of the Jordan Hall of Science. Father Barron will share his thoughts on the New Evangelization while introducing clips from the 10 episodes that make up the documentary.

All members of the Notre Dame community are welcome to attend.

After the screening, Father Barron; Peter Kilpatrick, the McCloskey Dean of Engineering; Gregory Crawford, the W. K. Warren Dean of Science; and Rev. Andrew Gawrych, C.S.C., will facilitate a brief discussion.

The documentary, which is being released this fall, covers a variety of aspects of the Catholic faith along with spiritual and artistic treasures, as they have never been seen before. As part of a global journey to showcase Catholic heritage, Father Barron travels to more than16 countries exploring what Catholics believe and why. He details everything from the most controversial questions about the life and identity of Jesus Christ to the Church’s teachings about Mary as the Mother of God; the Catholic vision of death, judgment, heaven, hell and purgatory; and some of the Church’s greatest heroes.

Rev. Robert E. Barron

Father Barron, the Francis Cardinal George Professor of Faith and Culture at Mundelein Seminary, is the founder of Word On Fire, a nonprofit media organization that supports Catholic evangelical preaching. Many of the programs Word On Fire produces are broadcast regularly on WGN America, Relevant Radio, CatholicTV and EWTN, as well as on the Word On Fire YouTube Channel and website.

Father Barron received his master’s degree in philosophy from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. in 1982 and his doctorate in sacred theology from the Institut Catholique in 1992. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1986 and has been a professor of systematic theology at the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary since 1992. He served as visiting professor at Notre Dame in 2002 and at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in 2007. He was also twice scholar-in-residence at the Pontifical North American College at the Vatican.

Contact: Peter Kilpatrick, McCloskey Dean of Engineering, 574-631-5534, pkilpat1@nd.edu

Originally published by Nina Welding at newsinfo.nd.edu on November 03, 2011.