How to argue on the internet

Bishop Robert Barron spoke to Facebook employees Sept. 18 at the company's Menlo Park headquarters about how to debate religion

People need to learn how to argue better on the internet, especially about religion, Catholic media personality and Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron said in remarks at Facebook's headquarters on Sept. 18. “Seek with great patience to understand your opponent’s position,” he advised, adding that it can be “very tempting just to fire back 'why you’re wrong.'” Instead … [Read more...]

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Combining high theological insight with vivid imagination

Bishop Robert Barron explains why you should read C.S. Lewis’ masterpiece “The Great Divorce”

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 spend a good deal of time in the car. To make the long trips a bit easier, I have gotten back into the habit of listening to audio books. Just recently, I followed, with rapt attention, a book that I had read many years ago but which I … [Read more...]

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LA Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron discusses Martin Luther, “the undisputed father of the Reformation”

"Cantankerous, pious, very funny, shockingly anti-Semitic, deeply insightful, and utterly exasperating"

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 appearing in this year of the five hundredth anniversary of the Reformation, Ryrie’s stands out for its verve, clarity, and historical sweep. In some ways, it is an answer to Brad Gregory’s The Unintended Reformation, though it lacks … [Read more...]

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

Well before he was named auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles, Barron was well known for his evangelization efforts

The following comes from a December 9 Angelus article: Well before he was named auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles, Bishop Robert Barron was known throughout the universal Church for his evangelization efforts. Bishop Barron’s best-selling books, his award-winning documentary about the faith — “Catholicism” — and his Word on Fire Catholic Ministries brought the faithful into … [Read more...]

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Advice to students young and old

What Bishop Barron told incoming TAC students

The following is the September 6 Thomas Aquinas College matriculation speech given by Bishop Robert Barron. Bishop Barron is an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries. Last week I offered some remarks at the matriculation ceremony for Thomas Aquinas College in California. Since I would give the same advice to … [Read more...]

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Marian procession to mark Los Angeles’ 235th birthday

For the sixth year in a row, Catholics in Los Angeles will come together to celebrate the city’s birthday and pray for the protection of the Blessed Mother

The following comes from an August 18 Catholic News Agency article: Later this month, a Marian Procession and Votive Mass will help celebrate the 235th anniversary of the city of Los Angeles, California – which was named after Mary, Queen of Angels. The August 27 festivities, hosted by the Queen of Angels Foundation, will be open to the public. A Votive Mass will be held … [Read more...]

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Bishop Robert Barron to preside at TAC convocation day mass and matriculation

Rising retention rates give college highest enrollment in history

The following comes from an August 18 press release from Thomas Aquinas College: The Most Reverend Robert E. Barron will offer the opening Mass of the Holy Spirit at Thomas Aquinas College on Monday, August 22, 2016, in Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel. He will also preside at the matriculation ceremony following at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Commons. The auxiliary … [Read more...]

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How to have a public argument

A medieval saint is the antidote to trigger warnings, safe spaces, and college censorship

The following comes from a July 13 Orange County Catholic article by Bishop Robert Barron, an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries. There is, in many quarters, increasing concern about the hyper-charged political correctness that has gripped our campuses and other forums of public conversation. Even great … [Read more...]

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Christianity running on fumes

Bishop Baron tells Eucharistic congress in Philippines that Catholics have become blasé about the Blessed Sacrament

The following comes from a January 26 OC Catholic article by Simone Brendan: Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron said popular culture’s message of individuals being “infinitely right” is “repugnant to (Catholics’) eucharistic faith.” But he also said Christianity is “running on fumes” as it tries to counter the trend of people leaving the church or staying away from … [Read more...]

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New regional bishop goes viral as social media star

Archbishop Gomez wants Bishop Robert Barron to continue his Word on Fire ministry

The following comes from a November 19 Ventura County Star article by Tom Kisken: Bishop Robert Barron's tweets flutter to 81,400 followers. His Facebook posts zip to more than 682,480 people. More than 14 million people have clicked into at least one of his YouTube videos. On Saturday, the bishop hand-picked by Pope Francis will be installed as episcopal vicar, … [Read more...]

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