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Bishop Robert Barron is an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He founded the ministry, Word on Fire, which is an outstanding beacon of The New Evangelization. Bishop Barron has recorded and podcasted over 600 of his Sunday sermons (might I suggest you subscribe via iTunes right now?) and was the creator and host of the extraordinary Catholicism DVD Series. I had the lucky benefit of being a student of his when I was a seminarian at Mundelein Seminary near Chicago (he was one of the best and most exciting professors I’ve ever had!).

As you’ll see from any of the links below, Bishop Barron is not only incredibly intelligent, but also one of the Church’s best communicators. Since 2007, he has been posting YouTube video commentaries on just about everything: Theology, philosophy, things in the news, movies, books, etc. I’m continuously amazed at the relevant and enlightening Catholic analysis Bishop Barron offers. Millions of people have already checked out his videos. What are you waiting for?


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Movies and Television

  1. 1917, War, and Faith
  2. 2012
  3. A Quiet Place
  4. A Serious Man
  5. Agora
  6. Angels and Demons
  7. Apocalypto
  8. Arrival
  9. Avatar
  10. Ben-Hur
  11. Bill Maher and Biblical Interpretation
  12. Bird Box
  13. Bridge of Spies
  14. Bully
  15. Calvary (and the Underrated Virtue of Forgiveness)
  16. Capitalism: A Love Story
  17. Cinderella
  18. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
  19. Discovery Channel’s “The Lost Tomb of Jesus”
  20. District 9
  21. Doctor Strange
  22. Exodus: Gods and Kings
  23. Fargo
  24. For Greater Glory
  25. Gran Torino
  26. Gravity
  27. Hail, Caesar!
  28. Hercules and the Modern Meta-Narrative
  29. Hereafter
  30. HBO Series “Rome”
  31. Inception
  32. Indiana Jones
  33. Ingrid Goes West
  34. Jackie
  35. John Wick: Chapter 3
  36. Lady Bird
  37. Last Days in the Desert
  38. Les Misérables
  39. Lord of the Rings (Part 1)
  40. Lord of the Rings (Part 2)
  41. Man of Steel
  42. Midnight in Paris
  43. Miracles from Heaven
  44. Moneyball
  45. Mother!
  46. Noah
  47. No Country for Old Men
  48. Of Gods and Men
  49. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  50. Religulous (Bill Maher)
  51. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  52. Risen
  53. Silence
  54. Skyfall
  55. Slumdog Millionaire
  56. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  57. The Adjustment Bureau
  58. The Amazing Spider-Man
  59. The Book of Eli
  60. The Case for Christ
  61. The Crown
  62. The Crown” and the Primacy of Grace
  63. The Dark Knight
  64. The Dark Knight Rises
  65. The Departed
  66. The Doritos Commercial
  67. The Fault In Our Stars
  68. The Giver and Recovering Our Christian Memory
  69. The Goldfinch
  70. The Great Gatsby
  71. The Grey
  72. The Hobbit
  73. The Homer Simpson Effect
  74. The Hunger Games
  75. The Ides of March
  76. The Martian
  77. The Matrix (Part 1)
  78. The Matrix (Part 2)
  79. The Revenant
  80. The Shape of Water
  81. The Shawshank Redemption
  82. The Sopranos (Part 1)
  83. The Sopranos (Part 2)
  84. The Stoning of Soraya M.
  85. The Theory of Everything
  86. To Rome With Love
  87. Tree of Life
  88. True Grit
  89. Vikings
  90. Whiplash
  91. Why Exorcism Films Still Fascinate
  92. Woody Allen’s Bleak Vision
  93. World War Z
  94. Zeitgeist The Movie

Books and Music

  1. “All Along the Watchtower” by Bob Dylan
  2. A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose” by Eckhart Tolle
  3. All the Light We Cannot See
  4. Bad Religion by Ross Douthat
  5. Being Catholic Now by Kerry Kennedy
  6. Bishop Barron at Amazon HQ on “Arguing Religion” Book
  7. Bob Dylan
  8. Bob Dylan in China
  9. Dante and the Spiritual Journey
  10. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  11. Forming Intentional Disciples by Sherry Weddell
  12. George Will’s “The Conservative Sensibility”
  13. God is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens (Part 1)
  14. God is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens (Part 2)
  15. God is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens (Part 3)
  16. Great Spiritual Classics
  17. J.R.R. Tolkien, Evangelist
  18. Keith Richards, Bob Dylan, and the New Evangelization
  19. The Audacity of Hope by President Barack Obama
  20. The Crucifixion by Fleming Rutledge – Part 1The Crucifixion by Fleming Rutledge – Part 2
  21. The Difference God Makes by Cardinal Francis George
  22. The Gap Ad Controversy
  23. The Shack by William P. Young
  24. The Swerve by Stephen Greeblatt
  25. The Way of a Pilgrim
  26. Why Priests? by Gary Wills
  27. Zealot by Reza Aslan

In the News

  1. 2018 Synod #1 – What is a Synod?
  2. 2018 Synod #2 – My Synod Intervention
  3. 2018 Synod #3 – Vatican Press Briefing
  4. 2018 Synod #4 – Final Contributions
  5. 2018 Synod #5 – Summary of the Synod
  6. 2018 Synod #6 – Final Debate
  7. Abortion: Shocking Numbers Out of New York
  8. Andrew Sullivan’s Non-Threatening Jesus
  9. Anne Rice Leaving Christianity
  10. Anti-Catholic Prejudice
  11. Bishop Barron on Spending Time with His Spiritual Father
  12. California’s Attack on Confession
  13. Celebrating Bin Laden’s Death?
  14. Charlottesville and America’s Original Sin
  15. College Campus “Safe Spaces”
  16. Corruption
  17. HHS Contraception Mandate
  18. HHS Mandate: Anti-Catholic and Un-American
  19. iGens
  20. ISIS and the Cross
  21. Jordan Peterson and Sam Harris
  22. Kathy Griffin and the Vanishing of Argument
  23. Mother Angelica
  24. My Synod Intervention 10/11/18
  25. NBC Nightly News Interview 10/14/18
  26. On Appointment as Bishop
  27. Paul Ryan and Catholic Social Teaching
  28. Persecution of Christians in the Middle East
  29. Planned Parenthood and the Loss of Human Dignity
  30. Pope Benedict’s Trip to America
  31. Pope Benedict’s Visit to Germany
  32. Pope Francis and the Gospel of the Family
  33. Pope Francis and World Youth Day
  34. Pope Francis in America
  35. Pope Francis, Tradition, and John Henry Newman
  36. Pope Francis: Time Magazine’s Person of the Year
  37. Pride, Humility, and Social Media
  38. Q&A about the Sexual Abuse Crisis
  39. Religious Drifters
  40. Resisting Aggressive Secularism
  41. Senator Edward Kennedy
  42. September 11th: Anger and Forgiveness
  43. Shakespeare and the Fading of the Catholic World
  44. Steroids in Baseball
  45. Stephen Fry, Job, and Suffering
  46. The BP Oil Spill
  47. The Brit Hume Controversy
  48. The Cathedral of Notre Dame Fire
  49. The Childfree Life
  50. The Coronavirus Quarantine
  51. The Death of Billy Graham
  52. The Depressing Pew Forum Study
  53. The Financial Crisis
  54. The Jordan Peterson Phenomenon
  55. The Legacy of Pope Benedict XVI
  56. The Persecution of Christians
  57. The Pope Francis Interview
  58. The Prosperity Gospel
  59. The SCOTUS Same-Sex Marriage Ruling
  60. The Synod on the Family
  61. The Tragedy at Newton
  62. Thinkspot Interview with Dr. Stephen Blackwood
  63. Transcending the Financial Crisis
  64. Trends in American Religion
  65. The Two Minus One Pregnancy
  66. The Vampire Craze
  67. The Vatican Investigation of American Nuns
  68. The Willis Tower
  69. Vatican II and the Power of the Laity
  70. Why Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Still Matters
  71. “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus” Viral Video
  72. Whey Remain Catholic? (With So Much Scandal)
  73. Word from Rome: Conclave Update #1
  74. Word from Rome: Conclave Update #2
  75. Word from Rome: Conclave Update #3
  76. Word from Rome: Conclave Update #4
  77. Word from Rome: Conclave Update #5
  78. Word from Rome: Conclave Update #6
  79. Word from Rome: Conclave Update #7
  80. World Youth Day
  81. World Youth Day 2016

Atheism, “The Nones”, Science, Faith & Reason

  1. Against the YouTube Heresies (Part 1)
  2. Against the YouTube Heresies (Part 2)
  3. Answering the Skeptics (Part 1)
  4. Answering the Skeptics (Part 2)
  5. Answering the Skeptics (Part 3)
  6. Answering the Skeptics (Part 4)
  7. Answering the Skeptics (Part 5)
  8. Answering the Skeptics (Part 6)
  9. Atheism and Assisted Suicide
  10. Atheism and Philosophy
  11. Bill Maher’s “Religulous”
  12. Bill Nye and Philosophy
  13. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
  14. Creation
  15. Faith and Reason
  16. God and Morality
  17. God is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens (Part 1)
  18. God is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens (Part 2)
  19. God is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens (Part 3)
  20. God, the Tsunami, and the Problem of Evil
  21. Has Science Refuted Aristotelian Causality?
  22. Lumen Fidei
  23. Misreading Genesis
  24. Peter Hitchens and the “Rage Against God”
  25. Praying for Christopher Hitchens
  26. Religion and Happiness
  27. Religion and Science
  28. Religulous (Bill Maher)
  29. Scientism and God’s Existence
  30. Stephen Colbert and Providence
  31. Stephen Fry, Job, and Suffering
  32. Stephen Hawking and More Tired Atheism
  33. Stephen Hawking: The Theory of Everything
  34. The Argument from Desire
  35. The Coronavirus, Catastrophe, and Contingency
  36. The Difference God Makes by Cardinal Francis George
  37. The God Who Doesn’t Need Us
  38. The New Atheists
  39. The Religious “Nones”
  40. The Rise of the “Nones”
  41. Thomas Aquinas and the Argument from Motion
  42. Violence in the Bible
  43. What Faith Is and What Faith Isn’t
  44. Why Christians Leave Church
  45. Why Do We Believe in God?
  46. Why I Loved to Listen to Christopher Hitchens
  47. Why Is There So Much Disorder in the Universe?
  48. Why So Many Atheists are on the CNN Belief Blog
  49. Who God Is and Who God Is Not
  50. Zeitgeist The Movie

The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

  1. Can God Be Both One and Many?
  2. Can We Completely Understand the Trinity?
  3. How Can Jesus Be Both God and Human?
  4. How Do We Know We Are Encountering God?
  5. How Does the Church Fit Into and Serve the Trinity?
  6. How Jesus is the Messiah
  7. Is the Truth of the Trinity Found in Scripture?
  8. John Dominic Crossan’s Strange Jesus
  9. So What About God?
  10. The Cross and the Resurrection of Jesus
  11. The Genealogy of Jesus
  12. The God Who Doesn’t Need Us
  13. The Holy Spirit
  14. The Meaning of the Trinity
  15. What Are the Most Common Views of God?
  16. What Images of God Are Present in the New Testament?
  17. What Images of God Are Present in the Old Testament?
  18. What Is the Trinity?
  19. Who Is Jesus?
  20. Who Jesus Truly Is

The Church, Sacraments, Prayer, and Evangelization

  1. A Persecuted Church and Its Heroes
  2. Advice to Priests in an Age of Scandal
  3. Anti-Catholicism
  4. Bishop Barron’s Lecture from Oxford University: “Newman and the New Evangelization”
  5. Bishops, Cardinal George, and Pope Francis
  6. Black Elk and the Need for Catechesis
  7. “Catholicism and Beauty” // 2018 LA Religious Congress Talk
  8. Catholicism Series – Episode 6: The Mystical Union of Christ and the Church
  9. Catholic Seminaries and Evangelization
  10. Catholics Misunderstanding the Eucharist
  11. Christ Calls You To Mission
  12. Confirmation 1
  13. Confirmation 2
  14. Confirmation and Evangelization
  15. Confirmation Names
  16. “Dumbed Down” Catholicism
  17. Effective Evangelization
  18. Eucharistic Adoration
  19. Eucharist Book
  20. Eucharist DVD
  21. Evangelization with the Heart of a Shepherd
  22. Flannery O’Connor and the Eucharist
  23. Fulton Sheen – The Making of a New Evangelist
  24. How to Preach Like an Apostle
  25. How should we address spiritually dry periods?
  26. Israel, the Church, and the Law (Part 1)
  27. Israel, the Church, and the Law (Part 2)
  28. Leaving the Church
  29. New Media and Evangelization
  30. One More Empty Church
  31. Practical Evangelization Tips from Fulton Sheen
  32. Prayer
  33. Seven Great Qualities of a New Evangelist
  34. Silence and the Meaning of the Mass
  35. Social Justice and Evangelization
  36. Spiritual Food
  37. St. Paul’s Masterclass in Evangelization
  38. The Call-and-Response of the Mass
  39. The Church’s One Purpose
  40. The Deep Prayer Life of Fulton Sheen
  41. The Disorienting Quality of Real Prayer
  42. The Holy Spirit in the Life of the Church
  43. The iPhone Confession App and Return to Confession
  44. The Last Acceptable Prejudice
  45. The Lord’s Prayer
  46. The Mass
  47. The Mass (Live Q&A)
  48. The May Magnificat
  49. The Next Generation of the Catholic Commentariat
  50. The New Translation of the Roman Missal
  51. The Prophet Ezekiel and the Sex Abuse Crisis
  52. The Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist
  53. The Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist // Bishop Barron at 2020 Religious Education Congress
  54. The Reform and the Renewal of Theology
  55. The Sacrament of Marriage
  56. The Stations of the Cross with Bishop Barron
  57. The Three Essential Elements of the Church
  58. The Vatican and the New Media
  59. What Gifts Does God Give the Catholic Church?
  60. What Helps Protestants Convert to Catholicism?
  61. Why Catholics Leave the Church
  62. Why Do I Have to Confess to a Priest?
  63. Women in the Church

The Bible, Theology, Philosophy, and Morality

  1. Abortion and Health Care
  2. Abraham, Isaac, and Christ
  3. Apocalyptic Literature
  4. A Nation Under God; A Nation that Keeps the Sabbath
  5. Being Born Again
  6. Biblical Family Values
  7. Biblical Religion
  8. Bishop Barron on His Theological Path
  9. Blasphemy
  10. Catholic Relics
  11. Christianity and Ethics
  12. C.S. Lewis
  13. Caritas in Veritate
  14. Conscience and Morality
  15. Contraception and Social Change
  16. Daniel Berrigan and Non-Violence
  17. Extreme Demands, Extreme MercyAadditional Commentary
  18. Evangelizing Through Beauty
  19. Evangelizing Through the Good
  20. Faith, Hope, and Love
  21. Gay Marriage and the Breakdown of Moral Argument
  22. Grace and Karma
  23. Hans Urs von Balthasar (part 1)Hans Urs von Balthasar (part 2)
  24. Hell
  25. Heroic Materialism
  26. Idolatry
  27. Is Hell Crowded or Empty?
  28. Judgment and the Lord God
  29. Love and Tolerance
  30. Love, Tolerance, and Making Distinctions
  31. Mark’s Gospel and the Victory of God
  32. Marriage and Relationships
  33. Martin Luther
  34. Mercy and the Cross (World Youth Day 2016)
  35. Modernity and Morality
  36. Morality, Character, and Relationships
  37. Nature and Grace
  38. Nature and the Biblical God
  39. On Art and the Glory of God
  40. Original Sin
  41. Pope Benedict and How to Read the Bible
  42. Pope Benedict and the Logic of Gratuity
  43. Pope Benedict as a Witness of God
  44. Pope Francis’ “Amoris Laetitia”
  45. Pope Francis and Catholic Social Teaching
  46. Pope Francis and Mercy
  47. Pope Francis and “The Joy of the Gospel”
  48. Pope Francis and “The Religious Sense”
  49. Pope Francis and Virtue Ethics
  50. Pope Francis’ Encyclical “Laudato Si”
  51. Pope Francis’ Message to Priests
  52. Porn and the Curse of Sexual Freedom
  53. Preaching the Gospel
  54. Protestantism and Authority
  55. Religious Liberty
  56. René Girard
  57. Sex, Love, and God
  58. Sexuality, Sacrifice, and Love
  59. Stephen Colbert and Providence
  60. Taking the Discipline
  61. The 10 Commandments
  62. The Book of Daniel
  63. The Book of Revelation
  64. The Buffered Self
  65. The Call of Justice: Bishop Barron’s Talk at the Library of Congress
  66. The Council of Trent
  67. The Devil
  68. The Development of Doctrine
  69. The Fall
  70. The Hookup Culture
  71. The Legacy of Cardinal Francis George
  72. The Limits of Tolerance
  73. The Meaning of Vatican II
  74. The Nativity of Luke’s Gospel
  75. The One Who Is; The One Who Gives: Aquinas, Derrida and the Dilemma of the Divine Generosity
  76. The Parable of the Talents
  77. The Parable of the Wedding Banquet
  78. The Power of the Cross
  79. The Republican and Democratic Conventions
  80. The Resurrection of Jesus 1
  81. The Resurrection of Jesus 2
  82. The “Waze” of Providence
  83. The Woman at the Well
  84. Theology and the New Media
  85. Thomas Merton, Spiritual Master
  86. Vatican II: The Greatest Meeting of All Time
  87. Violence in the Bible
  88. What Faith Is and What Faith Isn’t
  89. What is Natural Law?
  90. What is the Kingdom of God?
  91. What You Believe Makes a Difference
  92. Why It Matters that Our Democracy Trusts in God
  93. Why It’s Okay to be Against Heresy
  94. Why the Ascension of the Lord Matters
  95. Wise Words from Pope Benedict

The Priesthood and Vocations

  1. A Great Time to Be a Priest
  2. Being a Priest Today
  3. Bishop Barron Goes to Baby Bishop School
  4. David and Spirituality of the Priesthood (Part 1)
  5. David and Spirituality of the Priesthood (Part 2)
  6. Heroic Priesthood
  7. How Should I Discern the Priesthood?
  8. Mundelein Seminary: The Calling
  9. Priestly Celibacy

The Saints

  1. A Tale of Two Skulls
  2. All Saints Day
  3. Having a “Personal Relationship” with Jesus
  4. Mary and the May Magnificat
  5. Mother Teresa and Her Sisters
  6. Mother Teresa of Calcutta
  7. Mundelein Seminary Presents: Blessed John Paul II
  8. Mundelein Seminary Presents: Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati
  9. Mundelein Seminary Presents: Our Lady of Guadalupe
  10. Mundelein Seminary Presents: St. Thomas Aquinas
  11. Pier Giorgio Frassati
  12. Procession for Our Lady of Guadalupe
  13. Satellites and Praying to the Saints
  14. St. Charles Lwanga
  15. St. John Henry Newman: Beyond the Left and the Right
  16. St. John Paul II’s “Lessons in Hope”
  17. St. Patrick and St. Joseph
  18. St. Paul and the Mission of the Church
  19. St. Peter and St. Paul
  20. St. Therese of Lisieux
  21. St. Thomas Aquinas
  22. St. Thomas More and the Bishop of Rome
  23. The Calling of the Disciples
  24. The Canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II
  25. The Canonization of St. John Henry Newman
  26. The Canonization of Junípero Serra
  27. The Cave-Dwelling Kid Who Changed the World
  28. The Indecipherable Writing of St. Thomas Aquinas
  29. The Queenship of Mary
  30. Two Radical, Converted Disciples
  31. Which saint biographies do you recommend?, Link for: Louis de Wohl novels
  32. Why Are Some Saints Called Doctors of the Church?
  33. Why Pope John XXIII is a Saint
  34. Why Pray to the Saints?

Holidays, Holy Days, and Seasons of the Church

  1. Advent: Dreaming Big
  2. Advent: God’s Holy Mountain
  3. Bishop Barron’s Easter Homily 4/23/19
  4. Bishop Barron’s Homily for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
  5. Christmas (1)
  6. Christmas (2)
  7. Christmas Message
  8. Lent
  9. Loving an Enemy This Lent
  10. New Year’s Resolutions
  11. Palm Sunday
  12. The Advent Revolution
  13. The Best Thing You Can Do in the Year of Mercy
  14. The Fourth of July
  15. The Meaning of Easter
  16. The Spirituality of Advent
  17. This Isn’t the Sentimental Christmas Story You’ve Heard…
  18. What’s Unique about Advent?


  1. A Tour of Bishop Barron’s Chapel
  2. Ambassador Program Invitation
  3. An Evening with Dr. William Lane Craig
  4. Bishop Barron’s Coat of Arms
  5. Bishop Barron Speaks at His High School
  6. Feeling Unworthy
  7. Fr. Barron’s Five Favorite Books
  8. Hospitalland
  9. Looking at the Dome of St. Peter’s
  10. Spiritual Lesson While Hunkering Down
  11. Thank you for 10 million views on YouTube!
  12. The Basilica of St. John Lateran
  13. The Colosseum
  14. The Danger of Turning Religion Into a “Toy”
  15. Word on Fire in Mexico: At Our Lady of Guadalupe
  16. Word on Fire in Mexico: Day 1
  17. Word on Fire in Mexico: Greetings in Spanish

The Catholicism Project and Other Word on Fire Productions

  1. An Epic TV & DVD Series, Book & Study Program
  2. Archbishop Timothy Dolan
  3. At the Isenheim Crucifixion by Grünewald
  4. At the Prado in Madrid
  5. At the Tomb of St. John of the Cross
  6. Background on the Project
  7. Bishop Barron and John Allen Jr. // Discussion at 2020 L.A. Religious Education Congress
  8. Cardinal George Blesses the Word on Fire Headquarters
  9. Catholicism Series – Episode 6: The Mystical Union of Christ and the Church
  10. Catholicism Series Trailer 1Catholicism Series Trailer 2
  11. Catholicism Week – Reflections and Stories
  12. David the King
  13. David the King – Testimonials
  14. David the King – Trailer
  15. Filming on the Edge of the World
  16. Golfer Chip Beck
  17. In Avila, Spain
  18. In Chartes, France
  19. In Cologne, Germany
  20. In Jerusalem
  21. In Lisieux, France
  22. In New York City
  23. In Orvieto, Italy
  24. In Paris, France (Part 1), In Paris, France (Part 2)
  25. Inspirational CD Set
  26. Introducing the New
  27. Missionary Journey to Ireland
  28. Missionary Journey to Scotland
  29. Priest, Prophet, King DVD trailer
  30. Priest, Prophet, King Promo
  31. Priest, Prophet, King Sample – Lesson 1
  32. Promo Spot
  33. Reaction to the Private Screening of Episode One
  34. Reflection on 10 Years of “Catholicism”
  35. Roundtable Discussion
  36. Series Highlights
  37. Talking to Cardinal Foley
  38. The 8 Principles of Word on Fire
  39. The Chicago Premiere
  40. The Mystery of God sample (lesson 1)
  41. The Mystery of God trailer
  42. The Notre Dame Rose Window
  43. The Pivotal Players: Avignon
  44. The Pivotal Players: Introduction
  45. The Pivotal Players: Monte Cassino
  46. The Pivotal Players: On the Train
  47. The Pivotal Players: Palace of the Popes
  48. The Pivotal Players: Paris
  49. The Pivotal Players: Siena
  50. The Pivotal Players: St. Catherine of Siena
  51. The Pivotal Players: St. Thomas Aquinas
  52. The Pivotal Players Trailer
  53. Update from Rome
  54. Where One Saint Baptized Another
  55. Word on Fire – Testimony

Podcast Video Episodes (in order of release date)

  1. The Word on Fire Institute
  2. Is Stephen Hawking Right About God?
  3. Listener Q&A (November 2018)
  4. The Advent Revolution
  5. The Greatest Woman Ever
  6. How to Have a Religious Argument
  7. Understanding the Incarnation
  8. A Bishop’s Guide to Social Media
  9. What People Believe About Jesus
  10. The Return of Paganism
  11. The Gospel of Saint You
  12. How to Avoid Scapegoating on Social Media
  13. Jordan Peterson’s Next Step
  14. The Metaphysics of Prayer
  15. The Future of the Word on Fire Show
  16. Kids Q&A (April 2019)
  17. Thoughts on the Jordan Peterson Interview
  18. Bishop Barron’s New Book on the Sexual Abuse Crisis
  19. Priests, Confession, and Prison
  20. J.R.R. Tolkien, Master Evangelist
  21. What Was the Enlightenment?
  22. Non-Catholic Q&A (June 2019)
  23. Re-Judaizing Catholicism
  24. Myths About the Catholic Church
  25. Signs of Hope with the “Nones”
  26. The Ad Extra Strategy
  27. On the Road with Bartolomé de las Casas
  28. Googling God
  29. Karl Marx and Millenials
  30. The Eucharist Problem
  31. What Makes Us Happy?
  32. Kids Q&A (September 2019)
  33. Does Free Will Exist
  34. Understanding the Post-Vatican II Church
  35. What Unbelievers Asked on Reddit
  36. Q&A on St. John Henry Newman’s Life, Theology, and Books (from Oxford, England)
  37. Saints and Smartphones
  38. Joe Rogan, Richard Dawkins, and God (Part 1 of 2)
  39. Outgrowing Atheism (Part 2 of 2)
  40. How to Discern the Spirits
  41. Listener Q&A w/ Bishop Barron (November 2019)
  42. Christ the King
  43. 5 Ways to Draw Young People Back to God
  44. Church Fathers (Part 1 of 3)
  45. Church Fathers (Part 2 of 3)
  46. Church Fathers (Part 3 of 3)
  47. International Q&A (February 2020)
  48. The Intellectual Life
  49. Stoicism and Christianity
  50. Entering the Desert of Lent
  51. When Church Leaders Fail
  52. Gnosticism, the Enduring Heresy
  53. Non-Catholic Q&A (March 2020)


The story behind the picture above:
Back in 2013 the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis had a big event called “Catholic Celebration”. Bishop Barron was invited to be the keynote speaker and, as someone with a personal connection to Bishop Barron (he was my professor of Political and Social Philosophy while I was discerning the priesthood at Mundelein Seminary way back in ’04-’05) I was asked to help track down Bishop Barron at the airport so he could hop in the getaway car and get right to the event (Bishop Barron’s flight was delayed and he almost missed his keynote presentation!). To help Bishop Barron find me I told him I would be wearing a giant foam cowboy hat (instead of holding a sign like most people do). Well, the cowboy hat definitely worked as Bishop Barron spotted me right away and responded with a huge smile and a hearty chuckle. 😀

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