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What Is Synodality?

February 18, 2020 Bishop Robert Barron 10

It was a great privilege for me to participate in the Synod on Young People in the fall of 2018. Along with about three hundred other bishops and ecclesial experts from around the world, I […]

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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 […]