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'Mrs. Davis' and getting off the gridBishop Robert Barron

"Mrs. Davis," currently streaming on the Peacock network, is my favorite show. It is quirky as all get out, featuring a quest for the Holy Grail, an imprisoned pope, a journey inside the intestines of ...

Why the Ascension of the Lord matters Bishop Robert Barron

The feast of the Ascension of the Lord, which the Church celebrates toward the end of the Easter season, is, I admit, hard to explain to a lot of contemporary people. Jesus passed, in bodily form, from ...

Our Lady of Fatima and a theological reading of historyBishop Robert Barron

We are celebrating the 106th anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady to a group of shepherd children near the Portuguese town of Fatima. The series of Fatima appearances -- lasting from May until ...

Proportionalism: An old but stubborn foe Bishop Robert Barron

Speaking last week at a conference in Italy, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Academy for Life and grand chancellor of the John Paul II Pontifical Theological Institute for Marriage ...

St. Anselm and polishing the diamondsBishop Robert Barron

There is a regrettable interpretation of the cross that has, unfortunately, infected the minds of many Christians. This is the view that the bloody sacrifice of the Son on the cross was "satisfying" to ...

Many things are not permitted; everything can be forgiven Bishop Robert Barron

What a privilege it is every spring to immerse oneself in the liturgies of Holy Week. The washing of the feet on Holy Thursday, the veneration of the cross on Good Friday, the journey through the pivotal ...

The adventures of classical moralityBishop Robert Barron

One of the most significant fault lines in Western culture opened up in the 16th and 17th centuries, when what we now know as the "modern" world separated itself from the classical and medieval worlds. ...

Don't give up on the liberal arts! Bishop Robert Barron

It has just come to my attention that Marymount University, a Catholic institution in Arlington, Virginia, has announced its intention to cut 10 traditional majors from its program, including philosophy, ...