Join Me in Supporting The Catholicism Project

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wofDuring the month of August, in my writing and podcasting efforts, I will be encouraging my fellow Catholic moms (and dads, kids, grandparents and religious…) to join me in supporting the work of Father Robert Barron and his tremendously innovative evangelistic effort, The Catholicism Project.  

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Father Barron for my Catholic Moments Podcast.  During this conversation, I was absolutely thrilled to here about the tremendous ways in which Father Barron is using new media creatively to reach out to spiritual seekers on the Web.

Perhaps you’ve seen Father Barron over on his Youtube channel, discussing the latest blockbuster movie, reviewing The Shack, or even answering skeptics and defending our faith.  Or maybe you’ve caught his wonderful podcast on iTunes.  Father Robert Barron is also using the latest and greatest social media tools to reach his audience, employing Facebook and Twitter to spread the good news of Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church.

I hope you will join me in supporting one of the most urgent and innovative Catholic films ever produced.  Catholicism is a 10-part, epic series for TV and DVD that takes viewers across the planet and deep into the faith.  Here’s some information from Father Barron and the Word on Fire team about this terrific project:

about_frBobFilmed in high-definition with breathtaking cinematography, this landmark series is hosted by one of the Church’s best messengers – Fr. Robert Barron.  Catholicism illustrates the magnificent beauty and global reality of our Catholic culture while clearly explaining the faith that has spanned more than two millennia.  The Executive Producer is Mike Leonard, a veteran correspondent for NBC’s Today show.

With your help, Fr. Barron and his production team can complete the final episode of Catholicism and distribute this powerful, engaging series to millions around the world.  With your support, Catholicism will draw people into or back to the Church using the latest technology.  It will be an essential teaching tool for every home, parish, and university.

Papal biographer George Weigel says, “Catholicism could well become the most significant effort ever to advance The New Evangelization”.  Please, join Catholic moms around the world in supporting this worthwhile cause by August 31, 2009.  Your name will be included in the film credits.  Become part of the story.  And may God bless you!

I realize that funds are short these days and that you receive frequent appeals for your support.  But I’m taking this opportunity to reach out to you and ask you to make even a small donation so that we can see this project through to completion and have it for a resource for our families, as well as for families who may not know the truths of our beautiful faith.  Please take a few moments to view the trailer at  http://www.wordonfire.org/The-Catholicism-Project/Trailer.aspx.  To make a donation of any size, visit The Catholicism Project at  http://www.wordonfire.org/Donate.aspx.



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About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children’s fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa’s articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at www.LisaHendey.com for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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