Father Joseph Breighner

Bishop Robert Barron

Bishop Robert Barron is an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and founder of Word on Fire Ministries.

Commentary

Our Lady of Fatima and a theological reading of history
May 19 2017
The series of Fatima appearances — lasting from May until October of 1917 — is one of the most extraordinary in the history of the church.

The Benedict Option and the identity/relevance dilemma
Apr 21 2017
The very intensity of the interest in the text in one way proves Dreher's central point, namely, that there is a widely-felt instinct that something has gone rather deeply wrong with the culture and that classical Christianity, at least in the West, is in a bit of a mess.

'The Case for Christ' and a stubbornly historical religion
Apr 13 2017
The Case for Christ is interesting for any number of reasons, but I think it is particularly compelling for its subtle portrayal of the psychological, spiritual, and intellectual dynamics of evangelization.

Love is both tolerant and intolerant
Mar 09 2017
To love is to will the good of the other as other. It is to break out of the black hole of one’s own self-regard and truly desire what is best for another.

Go in haste! Be amazed! Treasure!
Jan 10 2017
The most recent survey showed that now fully one fourth of Americans belong to no religion at all – that’s approximately 80,000,000 people.

Why Christmas should bother everybody
Dec 15 2016
The distinctive mark of Jesus’ Lordship is love, compassion, forgiveness, and non-violence – but this is not the stuff of sentimentality and warm feelings. It is a provocation, a challenge, a call to conversion of the most radical kind.

A pilgrim, a bishop and his iPhone
Nov 17 2016
What I particularly love about the Pilgrim is that he was preoccupied, not about any of the passing, evanescent goods of the world, but rather about prayer, about a sustained contact with the eternal God.

Three lessons for young Catholics
Nov 03 2016
Most Catholics still don’t get that their vocation is to carry their faith into the marketplace, into schools, into office buildings, into the corridors of government, into sports stadiums and into the streets.