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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 ...

Finding God in all thingsBishop 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 evangelization Bishop 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 billBishop 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, ...

Violence against Christians and the waning of reason Bishop Robert Barron

There were more Christian martyrs in the twentieth century than in all of the previous nineteen centuries combined. Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, and many of their lesser-known totalitarian colleagues ...