Catholicism: The Pivotal Players Volume I – Leader Guide (Word On Fire)




The Facilitator’s Guide, all 12 lessons from the participant’s Study Guide, and an Answer Key for the Questions for Understanding are all included in the Leader Guide. The Facilitator’s Guide explains how to plan, promote, and present the study in detail. In addition, all study coordinators and small group facilitators can register for a free training webinar.

You can present the program in thirteen 90-minute sessions for group study. The first session is an orientation, followed by two sessions for each Pivotal Player. Each session consists of a video viewing followed by a small group discussion of Study Guide questions.

Each lesson in Catholicism: The Pivotal Players Study Guide contains a detailed commentary on Bishop Barron’s video as well as “Questions for Understanding.” “based on the video and references to Scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church There are also several “Application Questions.” “in each lesson that will assist you in connecting the material to your own life and experience

You’ll go deeper with top experts from around the world, including:


  • Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, Franciscan priest and preacher to the papal household (St. Francis of Assisi)
  • Dr. Matthew Levering, renowned Catholic theologian and Thomistic scholar (St. Thomas Aquinas)
  • Fr. Paul Murray, O.P., Dominican preacher and spiritual master (St. Catherine of Siena)
  • Fr. Ian Ker, world’s leading Newman scholar (Bl. John Henry Newman)
  • Dale Ahlquist, founding president of the American Chesterton Society (G.K. Chesterton)
  • Dr. Anthony Esolen, professor of Renaissance English Literature at Providence College (Michelangelo)


Participants should read the commentary in their Study Guide and prepare the questions before the small group discussion. This preparation can be accomplished either before or after viewing the video. The Leader Guide commentary was compiled under the direction and approval of Bishop Barron.

Session Titles:


  1. St. Francis of Assisi – Part 1
  2. St. Francis of Assisi – Part 2
  3. St. Thomas Aquinas – Part 1
  4. St. Thomas Aquinas – Part 2
  5. St. Catherine of Siena – Part 1
  6. St. Catherine of Siena – Part 2
  7. Bl. John Henry Newman – Part 1
  8. Bl. John Henry Newman – Part 2
  9. G.K. Chesterton – Part 1
  10. G.K. Chesterton – Part 2
  11. Michelangelo – Part 1
  12. Michelangelo – Part 2


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