Bishop Barron on the Canonization of Junípero Serra
by Bishop Robert Barron . September 3, 2015 .
During his visit to America, Pope Francis will canonize Blessed Junípero Serra in Washington, D.C. But who is this saint? And why is he so controversial?
Bishop Barron on Pope Francis and Catholic Social Teaching
by Bishop Robert Barron . July 20, 2015 .
In the wake of the publication of Pope Francis’s encyclical letter ''Laudato Si'', and of the Pope’s recent speeches in Latin America, many supporters of capitalism might be forgiven for thinking that His Holiness has something against them. But Pope Francis’s remarks, though strong, even a bit exaggerated, in the prophetic manner, are best understood in the framework of Catholic social teaching.
Pier Giorgio Frassati and Social Justice
by Bishop Robert Barron . October 26, 2014 .
Is the Catholic Church a proponent of social justice? Yes, according to this week's readings. They reveal a compassionate God, who hears the cries of the poor and then encourages us to reciprocate his love. Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati understood this well. The young saint heeded both of Jesus' Great Commandments by loving God and, therefore, loving his neighbor.
Faithful Friendship with the Poor and Service as Community
by Fr. Michael Cummins . September 17, 2014 .
"The Giver" and Recovering Our Christian Memory
by Bishop Robert Barron . September 11, 2014 .
A popular new film, "The Giver," reveals the surprising key to the authentic renewal of society: the recovery of our lost memory of Christ.