So, if you haven't heard yet, Fr. Barron has an exciting series about the Catholic faith called, quite simply and to the point, Catholicism. I've only had the opportunity to see the tail end of one episode on EWTN, and I'm sure a lot of people didn't get to catch any of it.
Well, if you life in Anchorage, you've got a chance to not only see Catholicism, but engage in a discussion with a panel of priests afterward about the subject matter of the show.
Beginning on December 1, the Archdiocese is going to have this going on at the Wilda Marston Theater in the Loussac Library. Read the Catholic Anchor for more details.
I don't know about you, but this is defiantly the kind of stuff I feel the Archdiocese should be doing in order to engage in a public--Catholics and non-Catholics alike--who have received nothing but dark scandal after dark scandal in regards to the Catholic faith. There is a great joyful and overwhelming message of hope that the Catholic Church brings. Take it from a convert, when you see the Church as it truly is, it's almost like scales falling from your eyes. Things get a little clearer. The problem has always been how to properly promote--EVANGELISE--that message. Hiding behind things and not being upfront with the folks is probably the last thing you should do. I'm hoping that the panel of priests who are going to be engaging the movie goers are unafraid in their faith, and clear in the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. I think that now would be a good time to pray for them, both in thanksgiving to their willingness to witness, and that they may have the heart of evangelists.
I may travel up to Anchorage to view one of these showings. Times like these, and I wish I still lived in the city. To make it up to me, dear reader, do me a favor and go to these showings. Show your support for our Archdiocese and our faith. God willing, there will be a fair number of people who are either on a journey to find God or completely reject the notion of a God in heaven. May this show turn their hearts toward our Lord! And if you go, may it be a welcome way to rejuvenate your faith during Advent.