I was privileged to be able to see this wonderful documentary last month, and I hadn’t had a chance to write a full review–which I still hope to do at some point! However, I wanted to let you know that Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communism is broadcasting on PBS throughout the month of August. You can find a complete and updated list of broadcasts on PBS here, but this is what I know so far. (Note that all the times are local.)
· WTVS (Detroit #13) is airing Tuesday August 16 at 11 pm.
· WPBT (Miami/Ft. Lauderdale #16) is airing Tuesday August 16 at 11 pm.
· KUHT (Houston #10) is airing Wednesday August 17 at 10 pm.
· WTVI (Charlotte #22) is airing Wednesday August 17 at 11:30 pm.
· PBS SoCal (Los Angeles #2) is airing on their Plus channel Monday August 22 at 2:30 pm.
Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communism is an especially powerful and timely documentary to watch in our day because our world is so convinced that violence is the only response to oppression…but Pope Saint John Paul II was able to follow the lead of the Holy Spirit and bring about change, liberation, and transformation through entirely peaceful means. If only we too could learn this lesson during the Year of Mercy!