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Evangelizing Through the GoodBishop Robert Barron

Anyone even vaguely acquainted with my work knows that I advocate vigorous argument on behalf of religious truth. I have long called for a revival in what is classically known as apologetics, the defense ...

Dave Rubin, the Pelvic Issues, and Larry David Bishop Robert Barron

Last week, I was interviewed in Los Angeles by Dave Rubin for his popular program "The Rubin Report." Dave is a stand-up comedian, political satirist, protégé of Larry King, and spokesman for, I think ...

"The Crown" and the Fundamental Values of a SocietyBishop Robert Barron

The Netflix original series The Crown, which has to do with the last months of the reign of King George VI and the first years of the reign of his daughter, Queen Elizabeth II, is just the kind of program ...

Go In Haste! Be Amazed! Treasure! Bishop Robert Barron

By now most of you are probably aware of the depressing statistics regarding the "nones," that is to say, those in this country who claim no religious affiliation. The most recent survey showed that now ...

Scorsese's "Silence" and the Seaside MartyrsBishop Robert Barron

I have long been an ardent fan of Martin Scorsese's films. Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, The Aviator, Gangs of New York, The Last Waltz, Casino, etc. are among the defining movies of the last ...

Why Christmas Should Bother Everybody Bishop Robert Barron

Just a few weeks ago, at a ceremony for the lighting of the national Christmas tree, President Obama remarked on the meaning of the season. Here are some of the things he said: "Over these next few ...

'Arrival' and the Unique Manner of God's SpeechBishop Robert Barron

Like E.T., Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Starman, Independence Day, and a host of similar films over the past thirty years, Arrival explores the theme of an alien visitation to earth. In this iteration, ...

Why We Should Address Jesus as Thou Bishop Robert Barron

On the final morning of the November meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, we were treated to a fine sermon by Archbishop J. Peter Sartain. The leader of the church in Seattle spent ...