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Spending time with my spiritual fatherBishop Robert Barron

I write these words from the Eternal City of Rome, whither I've come with my brother bishops from Region 11 (California, Nevada, and Hawaii) for our ad limina visit. This is a regular and canonically ...

'1917' and remembering who we are Bishop Robert Barron

I saw the film "1917" on the vigil of the feast of the Baptism of the Lord, and I think there's a connection between the movie and the liturgical celebration. Bear with me. First, as everyone who has ...

'The Crown' and the Primacy of GraceBishop Robert Barron

Like, I daresay, most of the English-speaking world, these past couple of years I've been watching episodes of "The Crown," the beautifully filmed, marvelously written program on the life and times of ...

A talk on the hill Bishop 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 fullBishop 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 Newman Bishop 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 RedditBishop 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 ...