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Evangelization Today: Three Obstacles; Three Opportunities

by Bishop Robert Barron . July 4, 2017 .

Bishop Barron's capstone talk at the 2017 USCCB Convocation of Catholic leaders in Orlando, FL. The Convocation theme was “The Joy Of The Gospel In America” and gathered over 3,500 bishops, priests, deacons, religious, and lay leaders. Bishop Barron first shared three obstacles to evangelization, including scientism, the “M’eh” culture, and the culture of self-invention. Then he highlighted three opportunities to evangelize well, using the true, the good, and the beautiful.

Catechists, Apologists, Evangelists…WAKE UP!

by Bishop Robert Barron . February 24, 2017 .

The most recent Pew Study survey indicates that intellectual objections figure prominently when religious drifters are asked why they abandoned their faith. It's time that we teachers, catechists, theologians, apologists, and evangelists do something about it!

Bishop Barron on the Rise of the “Nones”

by Bishop Robert Barron . January 26, 2017 .

By now most of you are probably aware of the depressing statistics regarding the “nones,” that is to say, those in this country who claim no religious affiliation. I have written frequently regarding practical steps that religious leaders ought to be taking to confront this rising tide of secularist ideology, and I will continue to do so. But for the moment, I would like to reflect on a passage from the Gospel of Luke, which was featured on the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God, and which sheds considerable light on this issue.

Bishop Barron on “Doctor Strange”

by Bishop Robert Barron . December 1, 2016 .

Scott Derickson’s new film, “Doctor Strange”, has received rave reviews for its special-effects, its compelling story-telling, and the quality of its actors, but I would like to focus on the spirituality implicit in it. Dr. Strange is far from a satisfying presentation of the spiritual order, but it represents a significant step in the right direction, which proves especially helpful for our time.

“Doctor Strange,” Scientism, and the Gnostic Way Station

by Bishop Robert Barron . November 8, 2016 .

Scott Derickson’s new film, “Doctor Strange”, has received rave reviews for its special-effects, its compelling story-telling, and the quality of its actors, but I would like to focus on the spirituality implicit in it. Dr. Strange is far from a satisfying presentation of the spiritual order, but it represents a significant step in the right direction, which proves especially helpful for our time.

Faith and the Reasoning of the Religious Mind

by Bishop Robert Barron . August 7, 2016 .

God cannot be analyzed scientifically the way one would study the things of the world, but God can be approached through religious reasoning, or Faith. Faith is often criticized as unintelligent tomfoolery. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The Catholic tradition reveals that Faith is a rational reaction to God in the religious person. It is the reasoning of the religious mind.

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