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Peter Claver vs. Immanuel KantBishop Robert Barron

One of the greatest heroes of the social justice wing of the Church is, quite rightly, the seventeenth century "slave of the slaves," St. Peter Claver. Born in Barcelona, Claver joined the Society of ...

Ingrid's Virtual Reality Bishop Robert Barron

Matt Spicer's dark comedy Ingrid Goes West is a telling and penetrating critique of the iPhone culture that has swallowed up so many young people today. Now I know: I have an evangelical ministry that ...

Grace or Karma?Bishop Robert Barron

Just a few weeks ago, I had the privilege of meeting Dr. Stephen Davis, retired professor of the philosophy of religion at Claremont University. In preparation for the meeting, I read Dr. Davis's book ...

Charlottesville and America's Original Sin Bishop Robert Barron

I vividly remember my first visit to Charlottesville, Virginia. It was about twenty years ago, and I was on vacation with a good friend, who shared with me a passion for American history and for Thomas ...

The Mysterious Church on the Edge of the WorldBishop Robert Barron

Even though I lived in France for three years while doing my doctoral studies, I never managed a visit to Mont Saint-Michel, the mysterious, mystical, and hauntingly photogenic abbey situated on a promontory ...

Musing on the Teeth of St. Ambrose Bishop Robert Barron

I write these words from Milan, Italy, where I am with my Word on Fire team filming new episodes for our Pivotal Players series. I've seen lots of marvelous things on this trip, including the ruins of ...

A Bride and Groom; The Bride and The GroomBishop Robert Barron

Two weeks ago, I had the great good pleasure of presiding at the wedding of my niece, Bryna. She has been, all her life, a lovely girl, full of joy and good cheer--and eager to give herself in service ...

The bride and the groom Bishop Robert Barron

Two weeks ago, I had the great good pleasure of presiding at the wedding of my niece, Bryna. She has been, all her life, a lovely girl, full of joy and good cheer--and eager to give herself in service ...