Monday, February 20, 2012

Catholicism Series Goes To US Armed Forces

On this Presidents' Day, Word on Fire Catholic Ministries is excited to announce the donation of 452 CATHOLICISM DVD sets, study materials and prayer cards to the U.S. Armed Forces in time for use during Lent. With the help of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, the materials will be made available to military priests, chaplains and lay leaders to assist in ministering to servicemen and women stationed domestically, in the far-flung reaches of the globe, and in the care of V.A. medical centers.

“The CATHOLICISM series provides an effective opportunity to engage active duty young adults in the Catholic faith,” said Mark Moitoza, the Vice Chancellor for Evangelization at the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA. “We estimate that there are about 300,000 Catholic young adults in the military, and our archdiocese recently has been making a concerted effort to reach out to these young men and women serving our country."

The donation is important for a number of reasons: notably to catechize an underserved population of Catholics, to ensure CATHOLICISM has a truly global reach, and to be a humble gesture of thanks to the men and women who have sacrificed so much for our freedom.

"Catholicism is not just a documentary about the Church, but a means of instilling faith, hope, and love, especially for those, like the members of the military, who might be separated from loved ones or find themselves immersed in the most difficult of circumstances,” said series host and creator Father Barron. “It is my hope that this gift will serve as a sign of the Church's comfort and care for all the men and women who serve their country."

To read more about the donation, click here.

To watch Father Jeff Whorton of the U.S. Special Forces share his testimonial about Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, click here.

For more information on additional products and study materials, click here.

Please join us in praying for all the men and women in uniform selflessly serving our country.

1 comment:

mjloehrer said...

Fr. Barron and Word on Fire is fantastic. He is the modern day Bishop Fulton J. Sheen.