For Me, Becoming Christian Meant Becoming Catholic
by Fredric Heidemann . August 7, 2017 .
Evangelization Today: Three Obstacles; Three Opportunities
by Bishop Robert Barron . July 4, 2017 .
Bishop Barron's capstone talk at the 2017 USCCB Convocation of Catholic leaders in Orlando, FL. The Convocation theme was “The Joy Of The Gospel In America” and gathered over 3,500 bishops, priests, deacons, religious, and lay leaders. Bishop Barron first shared three obstacles to evangelization, including scientism, the “M’eh” culture, and the culture of self-invention. Then he highlighted three opportunities to evangelize well, using the true, the good, and the beautiful.
Bishop Barron on Kathy Griffin and the Vanishing of Argument
by Bishop Robert Barron . June 15, 2017 .
By now the whole world has heard about comedian Kathy Griffin’s appalling staged-photo of herself holding a mock-up of the bloody, severed head of Donald Trump. But I would like to situate what Griffin did in a wider context, for it is but a particularly brutal example of what is taking place throughout our society, especially on university campuses, namely, a deterioration of rational argument.
Looking at Luther with Fresh Eyes
by Bishop Robert Barron . June 13, 2017 .
With great profit and pleasure I’m currently reading Alec Ryrie’s new book “Protestants: The Faith that Made the Modern World”. Ryrie’s characterization of Martin Luther offers fresh insights on how the great “Solas” of the Reformation can be both celebrated and legitimately criticized.