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Pro-life Christians: Now is the time to shout from the rooftopsBishop Robert Barron

Tom Holland's magnificent book "Dominion" develops in detail what amounts to a very simple proposition -- namely, that Christianity is responsible for many of the central values that we take for granted ...

It's not your life, it's not your death, it's not your choice Bishop Robert Barron

When I was an auxiliary bishop in the Los Angeles Archdiocese some years ago, the state of California was militating in favor of physician-assisted suicide. During the campaign, while driving through ...

Ivy League presidents and the collapse of moral reasoningBishop Robert Barron

Last week, the presidents of three Ivy League universities -- Harvard, MIT, and Penn -- appeared before Congress to address the issue of anti-Semitism on their campuses, in the wake of the conflict between ...

My experience of the synod Bishop Robert Barron

Now that I've had a bit of time to readjust to my normal rhythm and to think through the rather extraordinary experience of the last month in Rome, I would like to share some impressions of the Synod ...

A day at the synodBishop Robert Barron

As some of you probably know, I've been in Rome for the past three weeks participating as a delegate at the Synod on Synodality. You might also have heard that in order to ensure the confidentiality ...

Meet the new goddess, same as the old goddess Bishop Robert Barron

A few weeks ago, I spoke at the annual convention of the G.K. Chesterton Society. The theme of the conference was St. Francis, since this year marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of Chesterton's ...

When did 'conversion' become a dirty word?Bishop Robert Barron

I have recently returned from World Youth Day in Lisbon, where I gave five presentations, each one of which, as I promised, was evangelical in purpose. I made that promise in response to Cardinal-elect ...

Thoughts on World Youth Day in Lisbon Bishop Robert Barron

I've just returned from World Youth Day in Lisbon, my fourth experience of this unique gathering. I had attended the celebrations in Madrid (2011), Krakow (2016), and Panama (2019), but in many ways, ...