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WVIA TV to Broadcast Documentary Series, Catholicism' on Palm Sunday
(2013-02-28)
Father Robert Barron is the creator and host of the moving and epic documentary series, “Catholicism” which will be broadcast on Sunday, March 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on WVIA TV.
(wvia) - The moving and epic documentary series, "Catholicism" hosted by Father Robert Barron will be broadcast on Palm Sunday, March 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on WVIA TV.

The documentary tells the story of Catholicism around the world - using art, architecture, literature, music and the riches of the Catholic tradition. Father Barron examines how Christianity has helped shape the nature of this rich and powerful faith.

The film takes its viewers to some of the most magnificent and sacred sites in Jerusalem, Rome, Krakow, Warsaw, New York, Istanbul, Sinai, Nazareth, Ephesus, Lourdes, Guadalupe, Athens, Corinth, Mexico City, Uganda, China, Manila, Sao Paolo, Auschwitz, Calcutta, Sydney, Philadelphia, Chicago, and beyond.

Plus the film makers were granted exclusive access to film privately in many locations inaccessible to the general public. Highlights include some of the world's architectural and artistic masterpieces: The Dome of The Rock, The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, rare views of the Pantheon, St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Pope's private gardens, as well as Chartres, Notre Dame, and Cologne Cathedrals.

Father Robert Barron, Francis Cardinal George Professor of Faith and Culture at Mundelein Seminary near Chicago and ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago is the creator and host of "Catholicism." Along with Executive Producer, Mike Leonard, Father Barron spent 2 years traveling the world to make this film.

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