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‘The Giver’ and the fading memory of Christianity

‘The Giver’ and the fading memory of Christianity

| Father Robert Barron | September 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

What makes the society in “The Giver” most like contemporary Europe is the forgetfulness of Christianity. The source of the greatest suffering throughout human history is the attempt to deal with original sin on our own.

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Bill Maher and not understanding either faith or the Bible

Bill Maher and not understanding either faith or the Bible

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

I don’t know what possesses me to watch “Real Time With Bill Maher,” for Maher is, without a doubt, the most annoying anti-religionist on the scene today.

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Why goodness depends on God

Why goodness depends on God

| Father Robert Barron | January 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

One of the commonest observations made by opponents of religion is that we don’t need God in order to have a coherent and integral morality.

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‘Gravity’ offers weighty example of selfless love

‘Gravity’ offers weighty example of selfless love

| Father Robert Barron | October 23, 2013 | 1 Comment

“Gravity” is the most visually arresting movie since “Avatar.” But what is perhaps most surprising about this film is its clear and profound religious import.

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Why faith is indeed a light

Why faith is indeed a light

| Father Robert Barron | August 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

In “new” atheist and secularist circles today, faith is regularly ridiculed. It is presented as pre-scientific mumbo jumbo, Bronze Age credulity, the surrender of the intellect, unwarranted submission to authority, etc.

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The preachings of F. Scott Fitzgerald

The preachings of F. Scott Fitzgerald

| Father Robert Barron | June 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

The appearance of yet another film version of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” provides the occasion for reflecting on what many consider the great American novel.

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The adventure of classical morality

The adventure of classical morality

| Father Robert Barron | May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

One of the most significant fault lines in Western culture opened up in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, when what we now know as the “modern” world separated itself from the classical and medieval world.

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Same-sex marriage and the breakdown of moral argument

Same-sex marriage and the breakdown of moral argument

| Father Robert Barron | April 25, 2013 | 6 Comments

In his classic text “After Virtue,” the philosopher Alisdair MacIntyre lamented, not so much the immorality that runs rampant in our contemporary society, but something more fundamental and in the long run more dangerous — namely, that we are no longer even capable of having a real argument about moral matters.

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Evangelizing through beauty

Evangelizing through beauty

| Father Robert Barron | February 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

In his masterpiece “Brideshead Revisited,” Evelyn Waugh implicitly lays out a program of evangelization that has particular relevance to our time.

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Robust Christianity revolves around faith, hope and love

Robust Christianity revolves around faith, hope and love

| Father Robert Barron | January 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

St. Paul famously tells the Corinthians that there are “three things that last: faith, hope, and love.” At this Pauline prompt, the Christian tradition has identified these three as the “theological” virtues, meaning those features that come as a unique gift from God and that serve as the structuring elements of a properly spiritual life.

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Resisting modern society’s aggressive secularism

Resisting modern society’s aggressive secularism

| Father Robert Barron | November 6, 2012 | 1 Comment

It was with barely concealed delight that Chicago Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg conveyed the findings of the recent Pew Forum survey that the “nones,” those who claim no particular religious affiliation, are sharply on the rise in America.

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Why science will never disprove God’s existence

Why science will never disprove God’s existence

| Father Robert Barron | October 10, 2012 | 1 Comment

Given the ruminations of Stephen Hawking, Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett, one might have thought that the absolute limit of scientistic arrogance had been reached.

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