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Thumbnail ragnar lothbrok 3 Reasons Why "Vikings" is the Most Religiously Interesting Show on TV

At the prompting of some of my younger colleagues at Word on Fire, I spent time during a recent vacation getting caught up on the History Channel...

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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 marriage feast at cana gaetano gandolfi A bride and groom; The bride and groom

Two weeks ago, I had the great good pleasure of presiding at the wedding of my niece, Bryna. She has been, all her life, a lovely girl, full of joy...

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Thumbnail baby bishops school A Report from Baby Bishop School

For the past week, I have been sequestered at the Ateneo Pontificio Regina Apostolorum in Rome, an institution about five miles west of St. Peter’s...

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Thumbnail arrivalship "Arrival" and the Unique Manner of God's Speech

Like E.T., Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Starman, Independence Day, and a host of similar films over the past thirty years, Arrival explores...

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Thumbnail bishop barron evangelizing photo by karl fredrickson on unsplash cna Bishop Barron: How to evangelize the 'nones'

Orlando, Fla., Jul 4, 2017 / 11:54 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The way we evangelize should grab the world by the shoulders and shake it out of its...

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Thumbnail bishopbarron002 Bishop Barron to head U.S. bishops’ Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis

Well before he was named auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles, Bishop Robert Barron was known throughout the universal Church for his evangelization...

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Thumbnail shepherds angels Go In Haste! Be Amazed! Treasure!

By now most of you are probably aware of the depressing statistics regarding the "nones," that is to say, those in this country who claim no...

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Thumbnail frbarron How to not be a 'beige Catholic,' according to Bishop Barron

Catholics in America today need to find ways to engage the culture with truth, and avoid “beige Catholicism” that seeks to be dominated by the...

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Thumbnail father robert barron msgr joseph v brennan and msgr david g oconnell on july 21 2015 credit jd long garcia and john rueda the tidings cna 7 21 15 LA gets three new auxiliary bishops, including Fr. Robert Barron

Known for his online videos which tackle everything from the saints, to the “new atheism,” to the latest blockbuster film, Fr. Robert Barron will...

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Thumbnail martin luther wittenberg Looking at Luther with fresh eyes

With great profit and pleasure I’m currently reading Alec Ryrie’s new book Protestants: The Faith that Made the Modern World. Among the many texts...

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Thumbnail saint ambrose Musing on the teeth of St. Ambrose

I write these words from Milan, Italy, where I am with my Word on Fire team filming new episodes for our Pivotal Players series. I’ve seen lots of...

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Thumbnail communionofsaints Satellites, the internet and the communion of saints

Recently, while working at my computer in Santa Barbara, I encountered a confounding problem and decided to call Brandon Vogt, who is not only the...

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Thumbnail silence andrew garfield Scorsese's "Silence" and the Seaside Martyrs

I have long been an ardent fan of Martin Scorsese’s films. Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, The Aviator, Gangs of New York, The Last Waltz,...

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Thumbnail bishop barron   doritos The Doritos commercial and the revival of voluntarism

I am sure by now you’ve heard about the absurd reaction of the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) to the lighthearted Super Bowl...

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Thumbnail screen shot 2015 06 10 at 11 32 11 am The trouble with the “You go girl” culture

Two recent films, Deepwater Horizon with Mark Wahlberg and Sully starring Tom Hanks, represent something of a breath of fresh air, for both movies...

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Thumbnail installation mass bishop robert barron What's the priesthood for? Bishop Barron has some thoughts

During last week's Jubilee for Priests in Rome, Bishop Robert Barron sat down for an interview with CNA where he discussed Pope Francis' view on...

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Thumbnail massacreoftheinnocents Why Christmas Should Bother Everybody

Just a few weeks ago, at a ceremony for the lighting of the national Christmas tree, President Obama remarked on the meaning of the season. Here...

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