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Economics

Why We Need a Distribution of Power

by Bishop Robert Barron . January 5, 2021 .

A crucially important feature of Catholic social teaching, but one frequently underemphasized or misunderstood, is a clear animus against the concentration of power within a society. This perilous agglomeration can happen economically, politically, or culturally. By a basic and healthy instinct, Catholic social teaching wants power, as much as possible,…

Por qué necesitamos una distribución del poder

by Bishop Robert Barron . January 5, 2021 .

Un rasgo crucial de la Doctrina Social de la Iglesia, pero frecuentemente subestimado o malinterpretado, es un claro animo contra la concentración del poder dentro de una sociedad. Esta peligrosa aglomeración puede ocurrir económica, política o culturalmente. Por un instinto básico y saludable, la Doctrina Social de la Iglesia quiere…

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Bishop Barron on “Downsizing”

by Bishop Robert Barron . February 1, 2018 .

As I took in the opening scenes of Alexander Payne’s new film, “Downsizing,” and heard a lot of talk about protecting the environment and the dangers of overpopulation, I thought that the movie would be a propaganda piece for left-wing causes. Instead, “Downsizing” amounts to a not-so-subtle critique of that ideology and a surprising commentary on the West's population implosion.

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The Surprising Message of “Downsizing”

by Bishop Robert Barron . January 2, 2018 .

As I took in the opening scenes of Alexander Payne’s new film, “Downsizing,” and heard a lot of talk about protecting the environment and the dangers of overpopulation, I thought that the movie would be a propaganda piece for left-wing causes. Instead, “Downsizing” amounts to a not-so-subtle critique of that ideology and a surprising commentary on the West's population implosion.

Parable of the Talents

by Bishop Robert Barron . November 19, 2017 .

Your being increases in the measure that you give it away. That's the law of the gift, and it can be found from end to end of the Bible. One application of this law has to do with faith itself. Your faith will grow only in the measure that you give it away, sharing it with others.

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