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WOF 143: Why People Become “Nones”

Bishop Barron was recently appointed as a representative of the U.S. Bishops for the upcoming Synod in Rome on “Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment.” In this episode, he shares why he thinks this Synod is more important that other recent gatherings, and some of the main reasons why people become “nones” and leave the Church. He also explains why accompaniment involves apologetics and how the two are mutually implicative. A listener asks: When Bishop Barron says “love the other, as other,” what does he mean by “as other”?

Topics Discussed

  • 0:04 – Introduction
  • 3:30 – Why is the upcoming Synod so important?
  • 5:00 – Why are young people becoming “nones”?
  • 9:45 – What is the number one reason people leave the Church and why?
  • 12:00 – Why do accompaniment and apologetics go hand in hand?
  • 19:30 – What questions does the New Apologetics need to respond to?
  • 24:30 – Listener Question: When you say “love the other, as other,” what do you mean by “as other”?