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Bishop Barron Speaks to Catholic University of America Seminarians

by Bishop Robert Barron . November 4, 2020 .

Friends, I thoroughly enjoyed speaking to seminarians at the Theological College of CUA, where I spent three marvelous years studying philosophy. In my conversation with these students, we discussed great spiritual masters like St. John of the Cross and Thomas Merton, the importance of persevering in prayer, how to be…

Bishop Barron on Knocking Holes in the Buffered Self: Approaches to the Question of God

by Bishop Robert Barron . October 30, 2020 .

Friends, I was honored to present the 2020 Peter Richard Kenrick Lecture at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, delivering an academic paper entitled “Knocking Holes in the Buffered Self: Approaches to the Question of God.” Many—especially the young—in today’s time have absented themselves from the practice of faith. Our culture and time is…

Bishop Barron on the Intellectual Formation of Seminarians Q&A

by Bishop Robert Barron . October 29, 2020 .

Friends, it was my privilege to speak with the students at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis. I gave a short talk about the importance of academic formation for parish priests, and why we shouldn’t drive a wedge between the intellectual and pastoral aspects of caring for souls. We then enjoyed…