Why I Love My Invisible Friend

August 25, 2014 Bishop Robert Barron 0

One of the favorite taunts of the New Atheists is that religious people believe in an “invisible friend.” They are implying, of course, that religion is little more than a pathetic exercise in wishful thinking, […]


Woody Allen’s Bleak Vision

August 11, 2014 Bishop Robert Barron 0

I was chagrined, but not entirely surprised, when I read Woody Allen’s recent ruminations on ultimate things.  To state it bluntly, Woody could not be any bleaker in regard to the issue of meaning in […]


The Danger of Soft Atheism

May 20, 2014 Bishop Robert Barron 0

A very instructive exchange between Gary Gutting, a philosophy professor at Notre Dame, and Philip Kitcher, a philosophy professor at Columbia, just appeared in the pages of The New York Times. Kitcher describes himself as […]


“Noah”: A Post-Modern Midrash

April 1, 2014 Bishop Robert Barron 0

Darren Aronofsky’s cinematic re-telling of the story of Noah has certainly stirred people up.  While quite a few reviewers, both religious and non-religious, have given the film high marks, many Christians, both Evangelical and Catholic, […]