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The One Pope

January 2, 2020 Bishop Robert Barron 15

The new and much-ballyhooed Netflix film The Two Popes should, by rights, be called The One Pope, for it presents a fairly nuanced, textured, and sympathetic portrait of Jorge Mario Bergoglio (Pope Francis) and a […]

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God Comes to Reign

December 17, 2019 Bishop Robert Barron 7

I am sure that every religious person, every believer in God, at some point wonders, “why doesn’t God just straighten everything out?” Why doesn’t the all-powerful and all-loving Creator of the universe simply deal with […]

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A Talk on the Hill

November 19, 2019 Bishop Robert Barron 7

A couple of weeks ago, I had the distinct privilege of addressing an audience of Senators, Representatives, and Capitol Hill staffers in a beautiful room at the Library of Congress. This event was made possible […]

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John Henry Newman in Full

October 15, 2019 Bishop Robert Barron 2

I write these words in the Rome airport, on my way to England, where I will deliver a paper on St. John Henry Newman and evangelization. I’m still basking in the glow of the splendid […]

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St. John Henry Newman

October 8, 2019 Bishop Robert Barron 6

As I compose these words, I am preparing to leave for Rome, where I will attend the canonization Mass for John Henry Newman, and then for Oxford, where I will give a paper on Newman’s […]