Catholicism series: “I hope this is a shot in the arm that reinvigorates Catholics’ sense of faith.”

The Rev. Robert Barron opens his documentary “Catholicism” with words one might expect to hear from a skeptic or scholar, not from a Roman Catholic priest. He calls Jesus a strange and dangerous historical figure and alludes to his potentially divisive nature.

After all, you’re either with him or against him, right?

“I wanted to get people’s attention and draw their attention to the fact that Jesus is a very distinctive and disturbing figure because of the claims he makes about himself and the claims the church makes about him,” said Barron, 51. “He’s not just another bland spiritual teacher among many.”

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