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Bishop Barron on Not Dumbing Down the Faith: Answers to Young People’s Pressing Religious Questions

by Bishop Robert Barron . November 3, 2020 .

Friends, at the Regional Congress 2.0 Teach event, I presented on the importance of not dumbing down the faith as we engage in religious education. Young people enjoy asking about and discussing the big questions, from God’s existence, to how to be a good and moral person, to the problem…

Bishop Barron on Knocking Holes in the Buffered Self: Approaches to the Question of God

by Bishop Robert Barron . October 30, 2020 .

Friends, I was honored to present the 2020 Peter Richard Kenrick Lecture at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, delivering an academic paper entitled “Knocking Holes in the Buffered Self: Approaches to the Question of God.” Many—especially the young—in today’s time have absented themselves from the practice of faith. Our culture and time is…

Bishop Barron’s Westmont College Chapel Talk

by Bishop Robert Barron . October 22, 2020 .

Friends, I was delighted to speak to the students at Westmont College about being kingly leaders in the Church. Our basic human problem comes from listening to our own voices, rather than the higher voice of God, who directs us to maintain and support unity within our communities. Those who…

Ideas Have Consequences: The Philosophers Who Shaped 2020

by Bishop Robert Barron . September 18, 2020 .

Friends, I recently addressed the Knights of Malta about this convulsive time in our national history, demonstrated by the global pandemic, unstable politics, and outbursts of violence. But not many people understand the ideologies that stand behind the rioting and deep unrest that we see on our city streets. What…

“Pope Francis and Vatican II” (2020 Napa Institute Keynote)

by Bishop Robert Barron . August 14, 2020 .

Friends, some Catholics in America today are increasingly vocal in their attacks on the Second Vatican Council—an ecumenical council of the Church summoned and presided over by the successor of Peter. How should we understand this disturbing trend? In this keynote talk from the 2020 Napa Institute, I trace the…

The Heart of God Himself — Bishop Barron’s Sermon at Thomas Aquinas College

by Bishop Robert Barron . June 20, 2020 .

Friends, in my homily from the Global Rosary Relay event at Thomas Aquinas College, I make the point that the heart of Jesus is not simply the heart of a great man from the first century, but rather the heart of God himself.

Bishop Barron’s 2020 Commencement Address for Students

by Bishop Robert Barron . May 30, 2020 .

Friends, among the many disheartening effects of the coronavirus, students have had to forego their graduation ceremonies this year. That’s why I was delighted to film this virtual commencement address for the students at Bishop Garcia Diego High School, here in my Santa Barbara region. I encourage you to watch and share…

The Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist (2020 REC)

by Bishop Robert Barron . February 27, 2020 .

Bishop Robert Barron’s lecture on the Real Presence at the 2020 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, given on February 19, 2020.

The Call of Justice (Library of Congress)

by Bishop Robert Barron . November 13, 2019 .

On October 29, 2019, Bishop Barron spoke at the Library of Congress to a bipartisan group of Senators, Representatives, and Capitol Hill staffers about political life as a vocation, the relationship of the Divine Law to positive law, and the call of justice.

Newman and the New Evangelization (Oxford University)

by Bishop Robert Barron . October 16, 2019 .

On October 16, 2019, Bishop Barron gave a lecture from Oxford University on “Newman and the New Evangelization.” The lecture took place at the University Church of St. Mary the Virgin, where Newman preached many times and served as vicar during his final days as an Anglican cleric, before converting…

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