“Bird Box” y el combate espiritual
by Bishop Robert Barron . January 16, 2019 .
“Bird Box”, la película basada en la novela británica del mismo nombre, empezó a transmitirse por Netflix alrededor de la Navidad. Protagonizada por Sandra Bullock y John Malkovich, es un tenso thriller que consigue, quizá a pesar de sí mismo, iluminar considerablemente la alarmante condición espiritual de la cultura contemporánea.
Following the Star
by Bishop Robert Barron . January 6, 2019 .
Our modern culture suggests a tension between spirituality and religion. But the Magi in today’s Gospel demonstrate that when spirituality is lifted up by revelation—when the Magi are told by the religious leaders where the Messiah is to be born—we find the object of our spiritual longing.
Spinoza, Secularism, and the Challenge of Evangelization
by Bishop Robert Barron . January 3, 2019 .
During this Christmas holiday, I’ve been reading Anthony Gottlieb’s breezy and enjoyable history of modern philosophy, entitled “The Dream of Enlightenment.” I found his chapter on Spinoza extremely clarifying and indeed useful as a foil for what I take to be a properly religious view of things. Answering him point by point is a good exercise for anyone who would aspire to evangelize the culture today.
Spinoza, secularismo y el reto de la evangelización
by Bishop Robert Barron . January 2, 2019 .
Durante el descanso navideño, he estado leyendo la vivaz y divertida historia de la filosofía moderna de Anthony Gottlieb, “El sueño de la Ilustración”. Encontré su capítulo sobre Spinoza extremadamente clarificador y útil como comparación para lo que yo creo es una visión propiamente religiosa de las cosas. Responderle punto por punto es un gran ejercicio para cualquiera que aspire a evangelizar la cultura hoy en día.
Bishop Barron’s Discussion with Dave Rubin and Rabbi Wolpe
by Bishop Robert Barron . December 28, 2018 .
In case you missed it, here is my full conversation with Dave Rubin and Rabbi David Wolpe on “The Rubin Report.” The three of us had a fascinating conversation about how to deal with grief and suffering, what it means to be happy, and why God matters in a secular age.
Bishop Barron’s Interview with Ben Shapiro
by Bishop Robert Barron . December 20, 2018 .
In case you missed it on December 16, here is my full conversation with Ben Shapiro (from Daily Wire) for his “Sunday Special” show. We sat down for a thoughtful dialogue about God, culture, Judaism, and Christianity.
Hear, O Israel
by Bishop Robert Barron . November 4, 2018 .
Our first reading for Mass this week contains the defining prayer of the Jewish tradition: the “Sh’ma.” In the Gospel, when asked which commandment is the greatest, Jesus, a pious Jew, recites this prayer from the book of Deuteronomy. We Christians too claim—or better, are claimed by—this great prayer. But what does it mean?