Bishop Barron on St. John Henry Newman: Beyond the Left and the Right
by Bishop Robert Barron . October 10, 2019 .
As I read the myriad commentaries on St. John Henry Newman before his canonization, I’m particularly struck by how often he is co-opted by the various political parties active in the Church today—and how this co-opting both distorts Newman and actually makes him less interesting and relevant for our time.
St. John Henry Newman
by Bishop Robert Barron . October 8, 2019 .
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 to evangelization. Needless to say, the great English convert is much on…
Bishop Barron on “The Goldfinch”
by Bishop Robert Barron . September 24, 2019 .
The new film The Goldfinch is based on a novel by Donna Tartt, who is not only a great novelist but also a Catholic, and I think her Catholicism comes through especially clearly in the spiritual lesson of this story.