“Catholicism” Series Airing in Great Britain and Ireland on EWTN

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Father Robert Barron’s award winning series will be seen on the Eurobird and Hotbird satellites beginning today.

"Catholicism," the popular award winning series written and hosted by Father Robert Barron, is being broadcast in Great Britain and Ireland on EWTN via the Eurobird and Hotbird satellites, including Sky EPG 589, beginning today. The series will air in consecutive weeks with three weekly opportunities to watch each episode.

The first episode airing this week is “Happy Are We: The Teachings of Jesus.” Father Barron highlights the Beatitudes, the path of non-violence and lessons of forgiveness. It will also focus on caring for the poor and our relationship to God as presented in the parables. Each 30 minute episode is scheduled to air weekly on Sunday at 2:30 pm, Monday at 10:00 pm and Thursday at 7:00 pm for the next 19 weeks.

Over 1000 episodes of Catholicism, a ground-breaking, multi-part documentary series, have aired on public broadcasting stations across the US, as well as on EWTN and CatholicTV. Eighty percent of public broadcasting stations across the country have aired the series, including New York's WNET, and Chicago's WTTW, and 18 of the top 20 television markets.

This epic television production, which won an esteemed "Christopher" award for excellence earlier this year, illustrates the history and treasures of a global religion shared by more than one billion people around the world. The series is filmed in stunning high-definition and spans more than 50 locations in 15 countries.

Father Robert Barron, the Rector/President of Mundelein Seminary and founder of Word On Fire Catholic Ministries, is the creator and host of the series. Father Barron spent two years traveling the world with a crew of seasoned network television producers.

"The filming of the Catholicism series was one of the most exciting and rewarding periods of my life,” said Father Barron. "Our team traveled the globe to capture some of the beauty, truth, and texture of Catholicism. I am thrilled that people across the world will have the opportunity to share in the series, and I hope to engage the imaginations of both Catholics and non-Catholics."

In this sweeping documentary, Father Barron tells the story of Catholicism around the world using art, architecture, literature, music and all the riches of the Catholic tradition. The production crew travels to some of the most magnificent and sacred sites in Jerusalem, Rome, Krakow, Warsaw, New York, Istanbul, Ephesus, Lourdes, Mexico City, Athens, Corinth, Mexico City, Uganda, Manila, Sao Paolo, Auschwitz, Kolkata, Philadelphia, Chicago, and beyond.

The team was 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 and most sacred places: The Dome of The Rock, the Hagia Sophia, the tomb of Mother Teresa, The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, rare views of the Pantheon, St. Peter s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Pope's private gardens, Chartres, Notre Dame, and Cologne Cathedrals, as well as one of the largest religious celebrations on the planet,the Feast of the Ugandan Martyrs.

For more information on the series, go to http://www.WordonFire.org or http://www.ewtn.co.uk/catholicism-series.


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