A.D. TV Show Video Lessons Share Catholic Teachings
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If you’re one of the millions who tuned in to NBC’s A.D.: The Bible Continues pilot Easter Sunday, you may be wondering how “Catholic” it is.
While producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett have said their aim is to provide an exciting television drama that brings the first ten books of Acts to life without taking a particular doctrinal stand, they also worked with scholars from various Christian traditions, including Catholics, to ensure that the story didn’t contradict them. For those who want to supplement their libraries, Early Church Fathers expert Mike Aquilina wrote the lavishly illustrated Catholic viewer’s guide for Sophia Institute Press, along with a related “ultimate Catholic guide to the Apostolic Age.”
And just last week the producers announced that Fr. William Byrne of the Archdiocese of Washington, DC, will present a weekly Catholic commentary on the show. At only two and a half minutes each, they promise to be lively, informative, and easy to fit in a busy day — or to add to a young adult or adult formation class.
They’ll be posted each week on the “Share A.D. the Series” website.
For a story on the series, its casting, and the Catholic viewers guide by Senior Editor Gail Finke for OSV Newsweekly, click here.
For Senior Editor Gail Finke’s review of episode one for the OSV Daily Take Blog, click here.
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