Here’s the press release:
On January 27, 2011, St. Peter’s Catholic Student Center at Baylor University will be hosting a special screening of episode one of Fr. Robert Barron’s documentary, the Catholicism Project. This episode focuses on the beginnings of the Christian faith in first century Israel.
In this episode, Fr. Barron takes on a journey as he visits the mysterious sites and sacred places of the land of Israel. From the lush region of ancient Caesarea Phillipi, to the shores of the Sea of Galilee, to the holy city of Jerusalem and finally to the Eternal City of Rome, Fr. Barron will uses his pilgrimage to illuminate and explain the Catholic Faith’s conviction (shared by other Christians as well) that Jesus of Nazareth is the promised Messiah and the revelation of God become man.
Dinner will be served at 6:15 pm, followed by the screening at 7:00 pm. After the 50 minute film, two Baylor philosophy professors, Francis J. Beckwith and Trent Dougherty, will facilitate a brief discussion of the episode. Dr. Dougherty, assistant professor of philosophy, is in his second year at Baylor and is an expert in the philosophy of religion. Dr. Beckwith, a professor of philosophy and church-state studies, has been at Baylor since 2003 and is the author of the 2009 book, Return to Rome: Confessions of An Evangelical Catholic (Brazos Press)
All members of the Baylor and Waco communities are welcome to attend this evening of Christian fellowship and theological reflection.
St. Peter’s Catholic Student Center is located at 1415 S. 9th Street in Waco, adjacent to the southwest corner of the Baylor campus. The phone number for St. Peter’s is (254) 757-0636.