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Pope Francis

Pope Francis and the Evangelicals

by Bishop Robert Barron . January 19, 2016 .

The whole Christian world has watched with fascination as Pope Francis, over the past several months, has reached out to evangelicals. But does his outreach to evangelicals go beyond the merely symbolic? Is it grounded in more substantial theological commitments? I would argue the affirmative and to do so on the basis of Francis’s Apostolic Exhortation “Evangelii Gaudium” (The Joy of the Gospel).

The Spiritual Master Pope Francis Wants You to Read

by Bishop Robert Barron . December 15, 2015 .

This year marks the 750th anniversary of the birth of the great Catholic poet Dante Alighieri, whom Pope Francis has said, especially in this Year of Mercy, we should read and reread.

What Makes the Church Grow?

by Bishop Robert Barron . December 9, 2015 .

Why is the Church booming in Africa? It's not because the people are poorly educated, but because the version of Christianity on offer there is robustly supernatural.

Bishop Barron on Vatican II and the Power of the Laity

by Bishop Robert Barron . November 19, 2015 .

When the properly theological and spiritual framework for understanding Church teaching falls away, all we're left with is the political, psychological, or sociological framework, and this keeps us stuck like a fly in a bottle.

Bishop Barron on Pope Francis in America

by Bishop Robert Barron . November 12, 2015 .

How wonderful and strange that a Pope would be addressing Congress at all, but how surpassing wonderful and strange it was that he should use the occasion to hold up before the lawmakers of the most powerful nation on earth two Catholic figures, including a Trappist monk.

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