“Black Mirror,” COVID-19, Isolation, and the Scourge of Pornography
by Fr. David Stavarz . April 6, 2020 .
What Does It Mean to Say that Christ Is King?
by Bishop Robert Barron . November 25, 2018 .
The liturgical year ends with the feast of Christ the King. This day reminds us what the Christian thing is all about: that Jesus really is the king, the Lord of our lives; that we belong utterly to him; and that we can say, with St. Paul, “It is no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me.”
Bishop Barron’s Top 5 Resources on “Humanae Vitae”
by Bishop Robert Barron . July 25, 2018 .
Bishop Barron on Pope Francis and Virtue Ethics
by Bishop Robert Barron . June 21, 2018 .
I recently finished a paper on chapters 7, 8, and 9 of Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia, which I was asked to talk about at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin. While many have focused on chapter 8 of this exhortation, I was really struck by the Pope's comments on moral formation, communication technology, and sex education in the previous chapter.
“The Dating Project,” Hookup Culture, and the Need for Change
by Rachel Bulman . May 4, 2018 .
Paul Tillich and “The Shape of Water”
by Bishop Robert Barron . March 20, 2018 .
The title of this year’s Best Picture winner, “The Shape of Water,” gives away the game, for the one thing that water does not have is shape. Its very essence is fluidity, formlessness, and freedom from structure. But a film that celebrates this freedom—produced by someone who, by his own admission, hates structure—is sadly emblematic, I fear, of a society that is in danger of losing its ontological balance.