Bishop Barron on Planned Parenthood and the Loss of Human Dignity
by Bishop Robert Barron . July 29, 2015 .
The recently released videos featuring Planned Parenthood employees bartering body parts of aborted infants are startling and appalling. Our gut reaction brings forth dialogue about the human person and the dignity of life, the argument for which is not based upon sentimentality or compassion but rests firmly upon a belief in the existence of God.
The Death of God and the Loss of Human Dignity
by Bishop Robert Barron . July 28, 2015 .
The recent hidden-camera videos of two Planned Parenthood physicians bantering cheerfully about selling the body parts of aborted infants is only possible in a world where human dignity becomes untethered from God. When God is removed from the picture, human rights rather rapidly evanesce, which can be seen with clarity in both ancient times and modern.
What is the Matter With Us?
by Bishop Robert Barron . March 9, 2014 .
The first reading for this week is the section of Genesis which describes the creation of humans and their fall from grace. The readings in the first week of Lent remind us to revisit the spiritual fundamentals. The story of the Fall reminds us to let what belongs to God remain with God and not to set ourselves up in opposition to God.
“The Ides of March” and the Danger of Idolatry
by Bishop Robert Barron . October 27, 2011 .
George Clooney’s taut political thriller “The Ides of March” commences with a beautiful depiction of the act of idolatry, and everything else in the film flows, by a strict logic, from that act. At the prompting of his gifted and hyper-focused press aid Stephen Myers (played by Ryan Gosling), Governor Mike Morris (played by Clooney himself), a Democratic candidate for President, responds at a televised debate to a question dealing with his religion.
"The Ides of March" Commentary by Fr. Robert Barron
by Bishop Robert Barron . October 26, 2011 .
Another video from Fr. Barron and Word on Fire commenting on subjects from modern day culture.
“Reduction to a Singleton” and the Sovereignty of Choice
by Bishop Robert Barron . September 15, 2011 .
n my capacity as theologian, teacher, and culture commentator, I’ve been reading articles on ethical matters for years and have grown relatively inured to the expression of even the most outrageous points of view. But a couple years ago, I came across a piece that was so shocking and so egregious that I was compelled, as I read it, to put the magazine down several times and just shake my head in disbelief. It was an article in the New York Times Sunday Magazine called “The Two Minus One Pregnancy,” dealing with the phenomenon of “reducing” (love the Orwellian language) a pregnancy from two children to one.