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Social Justice

Don’t Forget the Poor

by Bishop Robert Barron . September 29, 2019 .

When the conclave of 2013 was finishing up, and Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected pope, Cardinal Hummes of Brazil came up to him and whispered into his ear: “Don’t forget the poor.” In emphasizing “a poor Church for the poor,” Pope Francis is continuing an ancient and powerful tradition that…

Seeing Abortion

by Bishop Robert Barron . April 9, 2019 .

We stand at a pivotal point in the great moral debate over abortion in our country—not because new arguments have emerged, but rather because laws so breathtaking in their barbarism have been passed, and a film so visceral in its presentation of the reality of abortion has found a wide audience.

Viendo el aborto

by Bishop Robert Barron . April 9, 2019 .

Nos encontramos en un punto crucial del gran debate moral sobre el aborto en nuestro país, no porque hayan surgido nuevos argumentos, sino porque se han aprobado leyes tan impresionantes en su barbarie, y una película tan visceral en su presentación de la realidad del aborto ha encontrado una amplia audiencia.

Talking to Some Young Jesuits About Social Justice and Evangelization

by Bishop Robert Barron . January 8, 2019 .

While I was in Chicago for the Christmas break, I had a wonderful meeting with around thirty young Jesuits. They were massively impressive people: smart, articulate, passionate about their work, and dedicated to the Gospel. Toward the end of our time together, one of the men posed a question that, he warned, would “put me on the spot”—and the discussion then became especially lively and illuminating.

Hablando con jóvenes jesuitas sobre justicia social y evangelización

by Bishop Robert Barron . January 7, 2019 .

Durante las vacaciones de Navidad en Chicago, tuve una maravillosa reunión con una treintena de jóvenes jesuitas. Eran personas impresionantes: inteligentes, locuaces, apasionados por su trabajo y dedicados al Evangelio. Cuando llegábamos al final de nuestro tiempo junto, uno de estos hombres me planteó una pregunta que, advirtió, me pondría “en aprietos”—y entonces la discusión se tornó muy vivida y clarificadora.

Bishop Barron on Social Justice and Evangelization

by Bishop Robert Barron . November 30, 2017 .

The seventeenth century “slave of the slaves,” St. Peter Claver, dedicated his life to caring for the needs of slaves as they arrived in Cartagena from Africa. According to St. Peter Clever, social justice includes and prioritizes evangelization, a mission which flies in the face of Immanuel Kant's argument that religion is basically resolvable into ethics.

Peter Claver vs. Immanuel Kant

by Bishop Robert Barron . September 12, 2017 .

The seventeenth century “slave of the slaves,” St. Peter Claver, dedicated his life to caring for the needs of slaves as they arrived in Cartagena from Africa. According to St. Peter Clever, social justice includes and prioritizes evangelization, a mission which flies in the face of Immanuel Kant's argument that religion is basically resolvable into ethics.

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