Aired 2006-07. Catholic belief versus modern fiction Produced by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Was Jesus really married to Mary Magdalene? Did the Catholic Church suppress various secret Gospels that “tell the real truth” about Jesus and the early Church? These are questions that some readers of Dan Brown’s best-selling novel The Da Vinci Code ask. With the worldwide release of director Ron Howard’s film version May 19, many others are certain to be exposed to the sensational claims which call into question fundamental orthodox beliefs about Jesus and the Church. To help separate faith from fiction Jesus Decoded presented clear, accurate information on Christian and Catholic beliefs about the person of Jesus, his disciples, and the formation of the books included in the official canon of the Bible. Shot on location in Israel, Turkey, and Italy.