Bishop Robert Barron

Thumbnail christ on the cross crucifixion 1761 9palacio real aranjuez The Cross of Jesus: God's Awful Work of Love

I would like to continue reflecting on Fleming Rutledge's extraordinary book The Crucifixion, which I consider one of the most insightful...

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Thumbnail crucifixion of christ pietro perugino How strange is the cross

Fleming Rutledge’s “The Crucifixion” is one of the most stimulating and thought-provoking books of theology that I have read in the past 10 years....

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Thumbnail francisco zurbaran the apotheosis of thomas aquinas  1631 Thomas Aquinas and the Art of Making a Public Argument

There is, in many quarters, increasing concern about the hyper-charged political correctness that has gripped our campuses and other forums of...

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Thumbnail the samaritan woman at the well 4 Lessons on Divine Mercy from the woman at the well by Bishop Robert Barron

I had the enormous privilege last week of addressing English-speaking priests from around the world who had gathered in Rome for a special Jubilee...

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Thumbnail last days in the desert 01 Why "Last Days in the Desert" is so Boring

With his latest film, Last Days in the Desert, Rodrigo Garcia has accomplished something truly remarkable. He has taken a portion of the life of...

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Thumbnail shakespeare Shakespeare and the Fading of the Catholic World

Last week the world marked the 400th anniversary of the death of the greatest writer in the English language and one of the three or four most...

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Thumbnail bus Why You Should Read C.S. Lewis' "The Great Divorce" by Bishop Robert Barron

In my capacity as regional bishop of the Santa Barbara pastoral region, which covers two entire counties north of Los Angeles, I am obliged to...

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Thumbnail amorislaetitia francis1 First thoughts on “Amoris Laetitia” from Bishop Robert Barron

On a spring day about five years ago, when I was rector of Mundelein Seminary, Francis Cardinal George spoke to the assembled student body. He...

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