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The Benedict Option and the Identity/Relevance DilemmaBishop Robert Barron

Rod Dreher's The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation has certainly emerged as the most talked-about religious book of 2017. Within weeks of its publication, dozens of ...

"The Case for Christ" and a Stubbornly Historical Religion Bishop Robert Barron

The Case for Christ is a film adaptation of Lee Strobel's best-selling book of the same name, one that has made an enormous splash in Evangelical circles and beyond. It is the story of a young, ambitious ...

Jackie and the PriestBishop Robert Barron

Somehow I managed to miss the film Jackie during the Christmas season, but I watched it, twice, on recent long flights to and from the east coast. Like many others, I was struck by its moody, more "European" ...

St. Patrick, St. Joseph, and the Conversion that Makes All the Difference Bishop Robert Barron

I am always pleased when the feasts of St. Patrick and St. Joseph roll around every year, the first on March 17th and the second on March 19th. Joseph is especially dear to the Italian people, who celebrate ...

Why It Matters Who Jesus IsBishop Robert Barron

I have been reading, with both profit and delight, Thomas Joseph White's latest book, The Incarnate Lord: A Thomistic Study in Christology. Fr. White, one of the brightest of a new generation of Thomas ...

Love is both tolerant and intolerant Bishop Robert Barron

Every community, inevitably, has a value or set of values that it considers fundamental, some basic good which positions every other claim to goodness. For most of the modern liberal democracies, for ...

Evangelizing Through the GoodBishop Robert Barron

Anyone even vaguely acquainted with my work knows that I advocate vigorous argument on behalf of religious truth. I have long called for a revival in what is classically known as apologetics, the defense ...

Dave Rubin, the Pelvic Issues, and Larry David Bishop Robert Barron

Last week, I was interviewed in Los Angeles by Dave Rubin for his popular program "The Rubin Report." Dave is a stand-up comedian, political satirist, protégé of Larry King, and spokesman for, I think ...