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Beauty in the Catholic Tradition

Bishop Robert Barron

February 28, 2023


Friends, at the 2022 Good News Conference, I spoke on the evangelical power of beauty in the Catholic tradition.

True beauty leads by steady steps if we allow its power to work on us and lead us to the ultimate source of beauty, Christ. Show the Sistine Chapel or Chartres Cathedral; show someone how to read Brideshead Revisited, the stories of Flannery O’Connor, the poetry of T.S. Eliot; listen to Beethoven’s “Seventh Symphony.” Show the great tradition of beauty. It’s not as threatening; it draws people in.

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