Bishop Barron’s Interview with Ben Shapiro
by Bishop Robert Barron . December 20, 2018 .
In case you missed it on December 16, here is my full conversation with Ben Shapiro (from Daily Wire) for his “Sunday Special” show. We sat down for a thoughtful dialogue about God, culture, Judaism, and Christianity.
Why Remain Catholic? (With So Much Scandal)
by Bishop Robert Barron . September 21, 2018 .
Friends, in light of the recent scandals, I know many people are wondering whether they should remain in the Catholic Church. And I totally get that; the outrage is warranted. But in this time of crisis, I beg you not to flee, but to fight—not violently, with the weapons of the world, but with the weapons of the Spirit. We need you.
The Pivotal Players: Flannery O’Connor (Behind the Scenes)
by Bishop Robert Barron . August 20, 2018 .
Enjoy these behind-the-scenes video commentaries and updates from the filming of the Flannery O’Connor episode of The Pivotal Players!
The Pivotal Players: Fulton Sheen (Behind the Scenes)
by Bishop Robert Barron . August 2, 2018 .
Enjoy these behind-the-scenes video commentaries and updates from the filming of the Fulton Sheen episode of “The Pivotal Players”!
Bishop Barron on Pope Francis and Virtue Ethics
by Bishop Robert Barron . June 21, 2018 .
I recently finished a paper on chapters 7, 8, and 9 of Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia, which I was asked to talk about at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin. While many have focused on chapter 8 of this exhortation, I was really struck by the Pope's comments on moral formation, communication technology, and sex education in the previous chapter.
Vista Previa de la Serie “La Misa”
by Bishop Robert Barron . June 12, 2018 .
La Misa es un gran llamado y respuesta entre Cristo como cabeza y su cuerpo místico. La Iglesia es una comunidad que ha sido llamada salir del mundo. A salir del reino del pecado, del odio, y de la violencia, para entrar en un mundo nuevo, el cuerpo místico de Jesús, donde reinan el amor, el perdón y la no violencia. Hemos sido transfigurados al estar en el monte santo, escuchando la palabra de Cristo, respondiendo con formándos en su cuerpo místico. El cristianismo no es en essencia una filosofía, no es un sistema moral, ni una forma de sociología o una ideología. Es una relación con Jesús. Podemos relacionarnos con El Señor de muchas formas, aunque ninguna es más intensa y priviligiada que La Misa.
Bishop Barron on Priestly Celibacy
by Bishop Robert Barron . June 7, 2018 .
Everything in this world—including sex, family, and worldly relationships—is good, but not ultimate. This is why, the Church is convinced, God chooses certain people to be celibate: in order to witness to a transcendent form of love.
Bishop Barron on Confirmation Names
by Bishop Robert Barron . May 31, 2018 .
One of the marks of the sacrament of Confirmation is that someone takes a new name. It’s true—and weird—that while an individual chooses the name of a saint, in a much more significant way the saint chooses that individual, drawing them into the power of his or her life and witness. But two of the most popular names for young men and women in my three years of presiding at Confirmation—Sebastian and Teresa—reflect in a more universal way what it means to take this sacramentum, or sacred oath, and become a confirmed member of Christ's mystical body.