And not on a small religious network – on a mainstream national television network!
I mean, this has to be news, right???
I’m not seeing much in the media yet about this exciting announcement from Father Robert Barron about his new television show on WGN America.
In a bold move to reach Catholics and those searching for Christ in their lives, Father Robert Barron begins broadcasting a weekly national television program on October 3rd. “Word on Fire with Father Barron” will appear on WGN America Sundays at 8:30 am Central.
“Now is the time to reach out to Catholics and others who are searching for meaning in their lives or who have left the Church because they are disillusioned,” says Father Barron, a prominent theologian, author, and Archdiocesan priest of Chicago since 1986. “In each episode, our mission will be to encourage believers and bring the transformative power of the Gospel to the culture.”
Nothing like this has been around since Archbishop Fulton Sheen captivated American audiences on prime-time television. It will be good to have a solid Catholic voice in the mainstream media.
Full disclosure: I do consulting work for Father Barron’s Word On Fire Catholic Ministries.