Bishop Barron takes us on a journey to discover the pivotal players of the Church

Bishop Robert Barron’s “CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players” is a an epic film series highlighting key figures who shaped the Church and changed the world.

The new production is a follow-up to “CATHOLICISM”, which is a 10-part documentary that took people around the world and deep into the Catholic faith. The series aired on PBS and has been seen by millions.

But there was still more of the story to tell.

So Bishop Barron took a new journey to unlock the truth behind the Catholic Church’s most influential people. “CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players is a multi-part film series that illumines a handful of saints, artists, mystics, and scholars who not only shaped the life of the Church but changed the course of civilization.

With the first volume complete, Bishop Barron and the Word on Fire film crew are halfway through their filming trip. They are currently visiting Flannery O’Connor’s hometown and taking in the landscapes that inspired the compelling imagery present throughout her writing While visiting O’Connor’s childhood parish, Bishop Barron stopped to record a message for everyone following their journey.

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From Word on Fire