A priest known for his faithfulness to Church teaching?
Was Fr. McBrien not available…or perhaps he couldn’t find his Roman collar that he brings out for TV appearances?
Okay, you get the idea. Yes, I am surprised that a major television network would tap an evangelist like Fr. Barron.
Fr. Barron runs Word On Fire, one of the leading Catholic media ministries. He’s produced nearly 200 YouTube commentaries on Faith and Culture, he broadcasts weekly sermons, writes articles for Catholic and secular newspapers alike, gives speeches and retreats across the globe, he’s Professor at Mundelein Seminary, and somehow has found time to create an epic ten-part documentary, CATHOLICISM (release date: Fall 2011).
(Of course, I know all this because I do consulting work for Word On Fire, but whatever, he’s still awesome).
Could it be that the mainstream media is finally open to embracing a strong and faithful Catholic voice?
It seems so.
Here is an amazing clip from CATHOLICISM of Pope John Paul II’s visit to Poland: