Des Moines gets a taste of CATHOLICISM, a faith-based military organization spreads the word, and how to hold a screening for your parish or community today on the Word on Fire blog.
The Fleur Cinema in Des Moines, Iowa, offered a taste of CATHOLICISM last month when over 200 in attendance were treated to a viewing of two episodes of the series.
“The audience burst into applause at the end of the screening,” Tom Quiner, the screening’s organizer, wrote in an e-mail.
The audience, gathered on Sept. 24, was a mix of newcomers to the series, Father Barron faithfuls, high school students receiving extra credit, as well as a local deacon offering a blessing to those in attendance.
The area's Catholic bookstore, Divine Treasures, sold out of copies of CATHOLICISM (and now has a backorder log) following an announcement at the screening of where it could be purchased.
“This is all exciting stuff,” Quiner wrote.
In other news, Catholics Seeking Christ, a faith-based movement among military personnel and the Archdiocese for the Military Services, U.S.A. featured CATHOLICISM in its September newsletter.
“Word on Fire Catholic Ministries offers a vision of the Catholic Faith in its 10 part series, Catholicism. This vision seeks to explore, through a global journey, the living culture of the Catholic Church. The series debuted on PBS on September 22 and is also being shown on EWTN. Check your local listings for more information, or visit the Catholicism web site to preview online or
For more information on holding a screening of CATHOLICISM, please see our guide here.