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What “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” Gets Right and Wrong

by Bishop Robert Barron . June 26, 2018 .

The original “Jurassic Park” film from twenty-five years ago rather inventively explored a theme that has been prominent in Western culture from the time of the Romantic reaction to the Enlightenment—namely, the dangers of an aggressive and arrogant rationalism. But what is bothersome in the latest film, “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” is the emergence of a new and much more problematic motif.

Bishop Barron on Kathy Griffin and the Vanishing of Argument

by Bishop Robert Barron . June 15, 2017 .

By now the whole world has heard about comedian Kathy Griffin’s appalling staged-photo of herself holding a mock-up of the bloody, severed head of Donald Trump. But I would like to situate what Griffin did in a wider context, for it is but a particularly brutal example of what is taking place throughout our society, especially on university campuses, namely, a deterioration of rational argument.

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