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Why It Matters Who Jesus IsBishop Robert Barron

I have been reading, with both profit and delight, Thomas Joseph White's latest book, The Incarnate Lord: A Thomistic Study in Christology. Fr. White, one of the brightest of a new generation of Thomas ...

Love is both tolerant and intolerant Bishop Robert Barron

Every community, inevitably, has a value or set of values that it considers fundamental, some basic good which positions every other claim to goodness. For most of the modern liberal democracies, for ...

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 ...