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Bishop Barron on Catholic Relics

Bishop Robert Barron

October 12, 2017


While filming for our Pivotal Players series, I had the chance to view the skeletal remains of St. Ambrose, the great fourth-century bishop of Milan. However, when I posted pictures on social media, many people were a bit put off. Why do Catholics venerate dead bodies and relics? Answering this question throws light on some pretty interesting issues in Catholic theology.