Bishop Robert Barron

Lew Wallace’s nineteenth century novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, inspired two silent movies in the early decades of the twentieth century... (Read more)

World Youth Day 2016: Source of hope

By Bishop Robert Barron

When I arrived in Kraków for the 2016 World Youth Day, I was pretty exhausted, having left Los Angeles some fifteen hours earlier and having had... (Read more)
I would like to continue reflecting on Fleming Rutledge’s extraordinary book The Crucifixion, which I consider one of the most insightful... (Read more)

How strange is the cross

By Bishop Robert Barron

Fleming Rutledge’s The Crucifixion is one of the most stimulating and thought-provoking books of theology that I have read in the past ten years.... (Read more)
There is, in many quarters, increasing concern about the hyper-charged political correctness that has gripped our campuses and other forums of... (Read more)
I had the enormous privilege last week of addressing English-speaking priests from around the world who had gathered in Rome for a special Jubilee... (Read more)
With his latest film, Last Days in the Desert, Rodrigo Garcia has accomplished something truly remarkable. He has taken a portion of the life of... (Read more)
Last week the world marked the 400th anniversary of the death of the greatest writer in the English language and one of the three or four most... (Read more)
In my capacity as regional bishop of the Santa Barbara pastoral region, which covers two entire counties north of Los Angeles, I am obliged to... (Read more)
The most recent issue of Time Magazine features a fascinating and deeply troubling article on the prevalence of pornography in our culture. The... (Read more)

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