Bishop Robert Barron

As any apologist worth his/her salt will tell you, the great objection to the proposition that God exists is the fact of innocent suffering. If... (Read more)

First thoughts on 'Amoris Laetitia'

By Bishop Robert Barron

On a spring day about five years ago, when I was rector of Mundelein Seminary, Francis Cardinal George spoke to the assembled student body. He... (Read more)

The disturbing fact of the resurrection

By Bishop Robert Barron

The resurrection of Jesus from the dead is the be-all and the end-all of the Christian faith. If Jesus didn’t rise from the dead, all bishops,... (Read more)
Last week, during the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, I had the enormous privilege of sharing a breakfast with Fr. Robert Spitzer, the... (Read more)

Confirmation and Evangelization

By Bishop Robert Barron

Just a few days ago, I had the enormous privilege of performing my first confirmation as a bishop. It took place at Holy Cross Parish in Moor... (Read more)
*Contains spoilers* Alejandro Iñárritu’s new film “The Revenant” is one of the most talked about movies, and for good reason. The opening... (Read more)

Saint of Light, Saint of Darkness

By Bishop Robert Barron

Like so many others around the world, I was overjoyed to hear of the recent decision of the Vatican to canonize Mother Teresa, a woman generally... (Read more)
The readings for the third Sunday of Advent put me in mind of one of the most significant themes in Catholic theology, namely, the play between... (Read more)

René Girard, Church Father

By Bishop Robert Barron

René Girard, one of the most influential Catholic philosophers in the world, died last week at the age of 91. Born in Avignon and a member of... (Read more)

Preaching the Strange Word

By Bishop Robert Barron

About fifteen years ago, I prepared an elective class at Mundelein Seminary which I entitled “The Christology of the Poets and Preachers.” In... (Read more)

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