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It's time for Catholics to wake up: the real danger posed by the California confession billBishop Robert Barron

SB 360, a piece of proposed legislation currently making its way through the California state senate, should alarm not only every Catholic in the country, but indeed the adepts of any religion. In California, ...

Violence against Christians and the waning of reason Bishop Robert Barron

There were more Christian martyrs in the twentieth century than in all of the previous nineteen centuries combined. Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, and many of their lesser-known totalitarian colleagues ...

Seeing AbortionBishop Robert Barron

We stand at a pivotal point in the great moral debate over abortion in our country -- not because new arguments have emerged, but rather because laws so breathtaking in their barbarism have been passed, ...

Frank Gehry and the Quest For Transcendence Bishop Robert Barron

Though I reside in Santa Barbara, I am in Los Angeles a good deal for meetings and other events. When I'm in the city, I like to walk the downtown neighborhood. My favorite building to look at while I'm ...

New York, abortion, and a short route to chaosBishop Robert Barron

It was the celebration that was particularly galling. On the 46th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, the governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, signed into law a protocol that gives practically unrestricted ...

'Birdbox' and Spiritual Warfare Bishop Robert Barron

The film Birdbox, based on a British novel of the same name, started streaming on Netflix around Christmas time. Starring Sandra Bullock and John Malkovich, it is a taut thriller that manages, perhaps ...

Talking to Some Young Jesuits about Social Justice and EvangelizationBishop Robert Barron

While I was in Chicago for the Christmas break, I had a wonderful meeting with around thirty young Jesuits, all in their "pre-tertianship" period of formation. This means that these men had already passed ...

Listening to Jordan Peterson and Sam Harris Bishop Robert Barron

Over the Christmas break, I spent a fair amount of time binge-watching Jordan Peterson videos. For those not in the know, Peterson is not the latest hip-hop sensation; he is a psychology professor from ...