Church should focus on getting ‘nones’ back, Bishop Barron says
The evangelization tool of choice? Social media

How to get religiously unaffiliated, or "nones," particularly young people, back to the Catholic Church is a top priority for our church, said Auxiliary Bishop Robert E. Barron of Los Angeles, chairman of the bishops' Committee on Evangelization and

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2019-07-09T17:55:35-08:00July 9th, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: |13 Comments

Bishop Barron gives commencement speech on greatness of soul

The following is an excerpt from the commencement speech given by Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron at Thomas Aquinas College on May 11: How could I not take as my point of orientation today some thoughts from the patron

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2019-05-15T07:55:22-08:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: Education, Spirituality and Faith|Tags: |7 Comments

Question for L.A.’s Bishop Barron

The following comes from a Feb. 20 posting on the stmarycoldcase blog. I ran into this piece in City Journal by Heather MacDonald, one of the more thoughtful writers in the past two decades:   The Jussie Smollett case, in which

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U.S. bishops express hope that Wuerl resignation will bring healing

Several U.S. bishops responding to the official resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C. expressed hope Friday that the decision would bring healing for survivors of clerical abuse. Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Wuerl Oct. 12, while asking

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2018-10-14T08:26:51-08:00October 14th, 2018|Categories: Other News|Tags: , , |44 Comments

Bishop Barron blasts Michelle Wolf’s jokes

The other night at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, Michelle Wolf, who I’m told is a comedian, regaled the black-tie and sequin-gowned crowd with her “jokes.” Almost all were in extremely bad taste and/or wildly offensive, but one has become accustomed to

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Combining high theological insight with vivid imagination

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

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2017-08-22T11:40:44-08:00August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: , , |3 Comments

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

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

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2017-07-07T22:20:51-08:00July 6th, 2017|Categories: Other News|Tags: , , |18 Comments

It doesn’t look like a Catholic Church

Tijuana’s new archbishop has rejected the design of a cathedral that has been under construction since 2006. In an undated press release posted on the new cathedral’s website, Archbishop Francisco Moreno Barrón said, among other things, “That in eagerness that

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

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

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2016-12-11T20:36:44-08:00December 12th, 2016|Categories: Other News|Tags: |9 Comments