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WOF 122: God at the Googleplex

In this episode, Bishop Barron recounts his visit to the headquarters of both Google and YouTube. He was there to deliver a talk to Catholic Googlers on “Religion and the Opening of the Mind.” He reflects on the hungering intellect and why wealth, power, pleasure, and honor all fail to satisfy its restless longings. A listener asks why Jesus didn’t appear to more people after his Resurrection.

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Topics Discussed

  • 0:04 – Introduction, Holy Week in Bishop Barron’s Santa Barbara pastoral region
  • 2:20 – What was Bishop Barron’s impression of the Google and YouTube offices?
  • 7:00 – Why did Bishop Barron choose the topic “Religion and the Opening of the Mind”?
  • 10:10 – How does Thomas Aquinas’s epistemology explain the “agent intellect”?
  • 13:40 – Why does Bishop Barron bring up Elijah and the priest of Baal while at Google?
  • 17:00 – Why can’t wealth, power, pleasure or honor be the greatest good?
  • 25:00 – What can satisfy the questing mind?
  • 32:30 – Question: After his Resurrection, why did Jesus show himself only to a few people and not to the Pharisees, Pontius Pilate, or to a large crowd?