The upcoming public TV series Catholicism gets an early and enthusiastic review from Kathryn Jean Lopez, editor-at-large of National Review Online. “It is openly a work of evangelization (complete with available study guides and a prayer card), and is done in a way that is welcoming to a wide potential audience,” she writes. “Catholicism is classic, revolutionary, and plausibly — like the Gospels themselves — game-changing reality TV.” Chicago’s WTTW is sponsoring station, premiering four of the program’s 10 parts; it’s distributed by Executive Program Services. Catholicism was filmed in more than 50 locations in 15 countries over two years. The host is Father Robert Barron, a professor at University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein (Ill.) Seminary and a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago; executive producer is filmmaker Mike Leonard, also a veteran correspondent for NBC’s Today show and producer of the pubTV series Ride of Our Lives.