Bishop Robert Barron

Word On Fire

Bishop Robert Barron is an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries.

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George Weigel’s ‘Lessons in Hope’

George Weigel’s latest book, “Lessons in Hope: My Unexpected Life with St. John Paul II,” is the third panel in a great triptych he has composed in honor of the most […]

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Kathy Griffin and the vanishing of argument

By now the whole world has heard about comedian Kathy Griffin’s appalling, staged photo of herself holding a mockup of the bloody, severed head of Donald Trump. Despite her rather […]

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Pride, humility and social media

On a recent trip to Sacramento, from my home base in the LA area, I flew Southwest Airlines. In an idle moment, I reached for the magazine in the seatback […]

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The Benedict Option and the identity/relevance dilemma

Rod Dreher’s “The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation” has certainly emerged as the most talked-about religious book of 2017. Within weeks of its publication, dozens of editorials, […]

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‘The Case for Christ’ and a stubbornly historical religion

“The Case for Christ” is a film adaptation of Lee Strobel’s best-selling book of the same name, one that has made an enormous splash in evangelical circles and beyond. It is the […]

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Why it matters who Jesus is

I have been reading, with both profit and delight, Thomas Joseph White’s latest book, “The Incarnate Lord: A Thomistic Study in Christology.” Father White, one of the brightest of a new […]

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Dave Rubin, the pelvic issues and Larry David

At the end of January, I was interviewed in Los Angeles by Dave Rubin for his popular program, “The Rubin Report”. Dave is a stand-up comedian, political satirist, protégé of […]

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‘The Crown’ and the fundamental values of a society

Bishop Robert Barron (Spoiler alert) The Netflix original series “The Crown,” which has to do with the last months of the reign of King George VI and the first years of […]

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Go in haste! Be amazed! Treasure!

By Bishop Robert Barron 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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A pilgrim, a bishop and his iPhone

By Bishop Robert Barron  I’m in the process of re-reading a spiritual classic from the Russian Orthodox tradition: “The Way of a Pilgrim.” This little text, whose author is unknown to […]

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Three lessons for young Catholics

By Bishop Robert Barron Last week, I had the privilege of speaking to around 9,000 middle school and high school students from the Catholic schools of the Los Angeles Archdiocese. […]

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The trouble with the ‘you go, girl’ culture

By Bishop Robert Barron Two recent films, “Deepwater Horizon,” with Mark Wahlberg, and “Sully,” starring Tom Hanks, represent something of a breath of fresh air for both movies feature men who are intelligent, virtuous […]