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John Henry Newman in Full

by Bishop Robert Barron . October 15, 2019 .

I write these words in the Rome airport, on my way to England, where I will deliver a paper on St. John Henry Newman and evangelization. I’m still basking in the glow of the splendid Mass of canonization yesterday, presided over by Pope Francis and attended by tens of thousands…

Newman por completo

by Bishop Robert Barron . October 15, 2019 .

Escribo estas palabras en el aeropuerto de Roma, de camino a Inglaterra, donde presento un paper sobre San John Henry Newman y la evangelización. Sigo deslumbrado por la espléndida Misa de canonización de ayer, presidida por el papa Francisco y de la que participaron decenas de miles de obispos, sacerdotes…

Bishop Barron on His Theological Path

by Bishop Robert Barron . October 3, 2019 .

The story of Pope John Paul II’s reverence for the great theologian Henri de Lubac tells us a lot about the state of Catholic theology today and where we are in terms of many arguments going on in the Church. It also sheds light on the theological path that I’ve…

Stephen Hawking: Great Scientist, Lousy Theologian

by Bishop Robert Barron . November 1, 2018 .

“Is There a God?” This is the title of the first chapter of Stephen Hawking’s final book, “Brief Answers to the Big Questions.” To the surprise of no one who has been paying attention to Hawking’s musings on the subject the last several years, his answer is no. The problem is that one can be exceptionally intelligent in one arena of thought and actually quite naïve in another. This, I’m afraid, is the case with Stephen Hawking, who, though uniquely well-versed in his chosen field, makes a number of blunders when he wanders into the domains of philosophy and religion.

Stephen Hawking: Gran Científico, Terrible Teólogo

by Bishop Robert Barron . October 31, 2018 .

¿Existe Dios? Este es el título del primer capítulo del libro final de Stephen Hawking, “Breves respuestas a las grandes preguntas.” Su respuesta—que no puede sorprender a nadie que haya estado al tanto de las reflexiones de Hawking al respecto los últimos años—es que no. El problema es que uno puede ser excepcionalmente inteligente en un campo del pensamiento y bastante ingenuo en otro. Me temo que este es el caso con Stephen Hawking quien, aunque es excepcionalmente bien versado en su especialidad, mete la pata cuando se aventura en los dominios de la filosofía y la religión.