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Fire and Mission (2018 FOCUS Talk)

by Bishop Robert Barron . January 2, 2018 .

Bishop Barron's opening keynote talk at the 2018 FOCUS Student Leadership Summit in Chicago, IL on January 2, 2018. Over 8,000 young Catholic leaders gathered to hear Bishop Barron speak about the Acts of the Apostles and our summons to mission.

Evangelizing the “Nones”

by Bishop Robert Barron . October 30, 2017 .

Bishop Barron's talk for the 30th annual “Erasmus Lecture” hosted by First Things at the Union League Club (New York, NY) on October 30, 2017.

How to Have a Religious Argument (Facebook HQ)

by Bishop Robert Barron . September 18, 2017 .

Bishop Barron's talk at the Facebook Headquarters on September 18, 2017. Every day, millions of people argue about religion on social media. The comboxes of religious and atheist sites are among the most visited and the most heated in the virtual space. But what I find interesting is how few people really know how to have a good religious argument. Lots of energy, lots of sharp words, and lots of strong feelings are expressed. But rarely do we come across productive, rational argument about religion. In my talk, I'll pave a way forward, showing how we all, believer and nonbeliever alike, can share better religious discussions.

Evangelization Today: Three Obstacles; Three Opportunities

by Bishop Robert Barron . July 4, 2017 .

Bishop Barron's capstone talk at the 2017 USCCB Convocation of Catholic leaders in Orlando, FL. The Convocation theme was “The Joy Of The Gospel In America” and gathered over 3,500 bishops, priests, deacons, religious, and lay leaders. Bishop Barron first shared three obstacles to evangelization, including scientism, the “M’eh” culture, and the culture of self-invention. Then he highlighted three opportunities to evangelize well, using the true, the good, and the beautiful.

Catechists, Apologists, Evangelists…WAKE UP!

by Bishop Robert Barron . February 24, 2017 .

The most recent Pew Study survey indicates that intellectual objections figure prominently when religious drifters are asked why they abandoned their faith. It's time that we teachers, catechists, theologians, apologists, and evangelists do something about it!

Mercy and the Cross

by Bishop Robert Barron . July 27, 2016 .

Bishop Barron's talk at the 2016 World Youth Day “Night of Mercy” event hosted by the Knights of Columbus on July 27, 2016. Over 25,000 young people were present at the Tauron Arean in Kraków, Poland to hear the message of mercy.

From Correlation to Assimilation: A New Model for the Church-Culture Dialogue

by Bishop Robert Barron . June 23, 2016 .

Bishop Barron's keynote talk at a conference hosted by the American Enterprise Institute on June 23, 2016. The conference theme focused on "Catholic Thought and Human Flourishing: Culture and Policy."

The New Evangelization: The Impact of Social Media

by Bishop Robert Barron . May 24, 2016 .

Bishop Barron's keynote address for a conference at Saint Vincent College titled “The New Evangelization and Higher Education: The Vision and Pope Francis.” The event took place on May 23-25, 2016 in Latrobe, PA.

Capitalism and Catholic Social Teaching

by Bishop Robert Barron . February 25, 2016 .

Bishop Robert Barron's keynote talk at the 2016 Conference on Business & Ethics hosted by the Orange Catholic Foundation on capitalism and Catholic social teaching.

Mercy at the Cathedral

by Bishop Robert Barron . March 28, 2016 .

As a Church, we are called to bring the mercy of Christ to the world. But how can we become a more merciful people? Bishop Barron reflects on mercy during the "Mercy at the Cathedral" series on March 16, 2016 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, CA.

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