Bishop Barron on Should Suffering Shake Our Faith?
by Bishop Robert Barron . April 22, 2021 .
Friends, a new survey from Premier Christian News found that 67% of people who call themselves religious have had their faith in God shaken due to the events of the COVID crisis. However, suffering should never negate the existence of God. When times are difficult, we should follow the examples…
Stay With Us: Evangelizing the Disaffiliated
by Bishop Robert Barron . March 11, 2021 .
Friends, among the largest problems within the Church today is the massive disaffiliation of our own people, especially the young. In this lecture for the University Series, I reflect on the religiously unaffiliated by answering these three essential questions: Who are the “nones”? Why are they leaving? How do we…
“What’s Going to Cost Me the Most?” Maronite Clergy Q&A with Bishop Barron
by Bishop Robert Barron . March 5, 2021 .
Friends, in this Q&A session with the Maronite clergy following my talk on the priesthood, I answered several questions, including: Did Adam love Eve for the sake of God? What is Mary’s role in Jacob’s ladder? Do you have practical advice for people feeling confined by their vocation? How should…
Lessons from Ancient Heroes and Powerful Prophets (Part 2: Jacob and Jonah)
by Bishop Robert Barron . March 4, 2021 .
Friends, in this second part of my talk to the Maronite clergy, I focused on two Old Testament figures who serve as archetypes of the priesthood, Jacob and Jonah, as I continued to speak about the power and beauty of the priesthood. From Jacob’s story, we learn that we must…
Lessons from Ancient Heroes and Powerful Prophets (Part 1: Adam and Noah)
by Bishop Robert Barron . March 3, 2021 .
Friends, in this talk delivered to the Maronite clergy, I reflect upon the power and beauty of the priesthood by illustrating how two figures from the Old Testament, Adam and Noah, serve as archetypes of sacred service. Like Adam, we are to be the great servants of creation as we…
Evangelizing is Priority One: Bishop Barron Speaks to Catholic Educators
by Bishop Robert Barron . February 23, 2021 .
Friends, I recently spoke to the Catholic educators of the Archdiocese of Vancouver on the importance of sharing the Gospel. We must convey the distinctiveness and demand of Christianity. We must proclaim the resurrection and lordship of Jesus. We must be evangelizers!…
An Antidote to Hostility: Bishop Barron on the Mind Pump Podcast
by Bishop Robert Barron . February 18, 2021 .
Friends, I recently joined Sal Di Stefano from Mind Pump Media for another great conversation. We explore the great social upheaval and political division in our culture—including its intellectual, moral, and spiritual dimensions—and why a purely secular framework is not enough to solve it.
Bishop Barron’s Q&A Session with Yale University Students
by Bishop Robert Barron . February 16, 2021 .
Friends, in this Q&A session with St. Thomas More Catholic Chapel and Center at Yale University, I answered a variety of questions from students, including: Do you think that the culture’s view of sex has kept people outside of the Church? How do we charitably share our view? What did…
Bishop Barron’s Q&A Session for FOCUS SEEK Conference 2021
by Bishop Robert Barron . February 11, 2021 .
Friends, at this year’s SEEK 2021 conference hosted by FOCUS, seminarians and young people discerning potential religious or consecrated life asked a range of questions about calling and vocations, including: – Did Bishop Barron ever consider religious life? – How should we use philosophy to approach and interact with…
“Culture Warrior” and the Fallacy of Misplaced Concreteness
by Bishop Robert Barron . February 4, 2021 .
Friends, we all disagree on social media. But when we do, there is a tendency to exchange in oversimplified insults and mischaracterizations. We should instead pursue the tough work of authentic argument, which requires that we be attentive, intelligent, reasonable, and responsible in our conversations.