Posts Tagged ‘Bishop Robert Barron’

Bishop Barron not impressed with Harvard’s atheist ‘chief chaplain’

Monday, September 6th, 2021
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As nonreligious celebrate the election of an atheist as chaplain head at Harvard University, the university said the position will not affect the centre’s Catholic mission. However, Bishop Robert Barron, the auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, is not impressed by the election outcome. In the New York Post, Barron said, “What does Read more

Bishop Barron: True dialogue impossible if Catholic Dems won’t protect babies who survive abortion

Thursday, July 1st, 2021

Bishop Robert Barron, auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles and head of Word on Fire ministries, called out Catholic Democratic lawmakers for claiming dialogue with the US bishops over abortion and the reception of Communion is the best way forward in the Eucharist controversy. Barron cited a reticence on the part of Democrats to modify even Read more

New Vatican laws on clergy abuse not enough

Monday, June 21st, 2021
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A former member of Pope Francis’ commission on clergy sexual abuse said the recent revision of the criminal section of the Catholic Church’s canon law do not go far enough to protect children and vulnerable adults from possible predators. Marie Collins pointed out that the new provisions do not mandate that a priest found guilty Read more

Barron’s ‘beige Catholicism’ erases years of racial, social justice activism

Thursday, March 18th, 2021

Bishop Robert Barron’s recent piece detailing the “evangelical path” of his organization Word on Fire has provoked heated debate over his use of the term “beige Catholicism” to refer to the faith of liberal or progressive Catholics. It’s not the first time he’s used the term. He coined the phrase 25 years ago, to critique Read more

US bishops urged to bring people back to the Church

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron of Los Angeles did not just bemoan the fact many young people are leaving the Catholic Church. He told the US Bishops church leaders need to make it a priority to bring them back. The bishop, chairman of the US bishops’ Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis, who is known for his Read more

What’s priesthood for?

Friday, June 17th, 2016

During last week’s Jubilee for Priests in Rome, Bishop Robert Barron sat down for an interview with CNA where he discussed Pope Francis’ view on the meaning of the priesthood. “In the vision of Pope Francis, (priests) are the key players in communicating the Divine Mercy to the world. He sees that as our primary Read more