Office of Evangelization

Diocese of Cleveland


By: Word on Fire

Material Overview

CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players is a series for adults and teens who want to understand how a life lived according to God’s will builds the Church and the culture.


About the Program

Bishop Robert Barron’s CATHOLICISM series, an epic ten part documentary, took people around the world and deep into the Catholic Faith. The series aired on PBS and has been seen by millions.

But there is still more of the story to tell.

Bishop Barron is on a new journey to unlock the truth behind the Catholic Church’s most influential people. CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players is a multi-part film series that illumines a handful of saints, artists, mystics, and scholars who not only shaped the life of the Church but changed the course of civilization.



Volume I

St. Francis of Assisi (The Reformer)

St. Thomas Aquinas (The Theologian)

St. Catherine of Siena (The Mystic)

Michelangelo (The Artist)

Bl. John Henry Newman (The Convert)

G.K. Chesterton (The Evangelist)


Volume II (Release date TBD)

St. Augustine (The Teacher)

St. Benedict (The Monk)

St. Ignatius (The Founder)

Bartolomé de las Casas (The Activist)

Flannery O’Connor (The Storyteller)

Ven. Fulton Sheen (The Communicator)



The study can be carried over 13 sessions of 90 minutes.

Available DVD or Blu-Ray


Included Resources

The Leader’s Kit includes the CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players video set, Pivotal Players Leader’s Guide, a set of 120 Prayer Cards (20 for each Pivotal Player), and the book Praying with the Pivotal Players by Amy Welborn.



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English, Spanish

European Store Available



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Word on Fire Catholic Ministries

P.O. Box 170

Des Plaines, IL 60016


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