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Bishop Barron on Shakespeare and the Fading of the Catholic World

by Bishop Robert Barron . May 26, 2016 .

This month the world marked the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare, the greatest writer in the English language. Whatever his personal religious commitments, the great poet, throughout his work, was indeed mourning the loss of something that came apart in the sixteenth century—something beautiful and something worth putting back together.

Shakespeare and the Fading of the Catholic World

by Bishop Robert Barron . May 3, 2016 .

Last week the world marked the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare, the greatest writer in the English language. Whatever his personal religious commitments, the great poet, throughout his work, was indeed mourning the loss of something that came apart in the sixteenth century—something beautiful and something worth putting back together.

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.

Bishop Barron on ”Whiplash”

by Bishop Robert Barron . April 16, 2015 .

Many films over the years have featured the character of the 'monster-mentor,' the tough elder who pushes a directee onto excellence. If we see the value of this in regard to other fields though, shouldn’t we see it in regard to the spiritual life?

What “Whiplash” Can Teach Us About Spiritual Mentoring

by Bishop Robert Barron . March 24, 2015 .

Many films over the years have featured the character of the 'monster-mentor,' the tough elder who pushed a directee onto excellence. If we see the value of this in regard to other fields though, shouldn’t we see it in regard to the spiritual life?

The Development of Doctrine

by Bishop Robert Barron . November 6, 2014 .

How can Blessed John Henry Newman's idea of the 'development of doctrine' frame our discussion about the recent Synod on the Family? And does Cardinal Walter Kasper's proposal represent an authentic development in Church teaching or a corruption?

John Henry Newman at the Synod on the Family

by Bishop Robert Barron . October 28, 2014 .

How can Bl. John Henry Newman's idea of the 'development of doctrine' frame our discussion about the recent Synod on the Family? And does Cardinal Walter Kasper's proposal represent an authentic development in Church teaching or a corruption?

Bill Maher and Biblical Interpretation

by Bishop Robert Barron . June 27, 2014 .

Another video from Fr. Barron and Word on Fire commenting on subjects from modern day culture.

Bill Maher and Not Understanding Either Faith or the Bible

by Bishop Robert Barron . June 13, 2014 .

Father Barron comments on Bill Maher's mistaken approach to understanding what Christians believe and why.

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