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A talk on the hillBishop Robert Barron

A couple of weeks ago, I had the distinct privilege of addressing an audience of Senators, Representatives, and Capitol Hill staffers in a beautiful room at the Library of Congress. This event was made ...

John Henry Newman in full Bishop Robert Barron

I write these words in the Rome airport, on my way to England, where I will deliver a paper on St. John Henry Newman and evangelization. I'm still basking in the glow of the splendid Mass of canonization ...

St. John Henry NewmanBishop Robert Barron

As I compose these words, I am preparing to leave for Rome, where I will attend the canonization Mass for John Henry Newman, and then for Oxford, where I will give a paper on Newman's thought in regard ...

What I learned talking with thousands of skeptics on Reddit Bishop Robert Barron

I just finished my second dive into the Reddit AMA world. One of the most popular websites in the world, Reddit is a forum for all sorts of online conversations and presentations. The AMA (for Ask Me ...

One cheer for George Will's 'The Conservative Sensibility'Bishop Robert Barron

I have been following George Will's thought for a long time. I'm old enough to remember when his column occupied the last page of Newsweek magazine every other week and when he sat in the chair of conservative ...

Finding God in all things Bishop Robert Barron

There is, to be sure, a stress within the Biblical tradition that God is radically other: "Truly, you are a God who hides himself, O God of Israel, the Savior." (Isaiah 45:15) and "No one shall see [God] ...

Paul on the Areopagus: A master class in evangelizationBishop Robert Barron

The account of St. Paul's address on the Areopagus in Athens, found in the seventeenth chapter of the Acts of the Apostles, is a sort of master class in the evangelization of the culture, and anyone engaged ...

It's time for Catholics to wake up: the real danger posed by the California confession bill Bishop 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, ...