Adult Faith Study Dec/Jan
Nov 7, 2019
Bishop Robert Barron’s popular video series, Catholicism: The Pivotal Players, will begin on Sunday, December 8, at 9:45 a.m. in St. Monica room. Classes will be held 12/8, 12/15, 1/5 and 1/12. The latest pivotal players include newly-canonized Saint John Henry Newman, media evangelist Bishop Fulton J. Sheen, and influential novelist Flannery O’Connor.
Nineteenth-century academic John Henry Newman came into the Church as a convert from the Anglican faith and used his prodigious intellectual gifts to help Catholicism better understand its identity and mission, and confront the assaults of the secular age. He was ordained a priest, made a cardinal by Pope Pius XI, and was canonized by Pope Francis in October. University Catholic student centers are typically named Newman centers in his honor.
Fulton J. Sheen was a native of Illinois, became a priest in the diocese of Peoria and achieved fame as the face of American Catholicism in the mid-twentieth century through his Tthan 30V series, Life is Worth Living. At its height of popularity, his weekly prime-time program commanded an average of more than 30 million viewers.
Flannery O’Connor lived in Georgia during the mid-1900s. Her novels and short stories have been described as shocking, controversial, violent, and funny. She radically changes our idea of what religious fiction can be. Her startling prose awakens us to sin and, consequently, to the need for salvation.
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