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Catholicism – By Fr. Robert Barron

If you have not read or heard about Fr. Robert Barron’s new (note – this link opens with live audio and video, be aware of sound if you are in a quiet place) Catholicism project, I urge you to read and hear and hear all about it.  This major undertaking by Fr. Barron, best known for his Word on Fire ministry, appears pretty remarkable on all fronts.

Recently I was invited to be part of a reading roundtable about this book at the Take and Read page found on the Patheos Catholic portal, and I submitted a review. My review begins…

I have started this book review so many times, I can’t even begin to count them. I write and write and write and yet I can’t seem to find the right words to adequately express my thoughts about Fr. Robert Barron’s Catholicism.

Put simply: Barron’s book may be one of the best things that I have ever read about our faith.  (Continue reading a this link…)

There are no comments over there, but if you would like to add something, come on back and leave a comment here at the blog.


5 Responses

  1. Ah, Fran, you make quite compelling to read this book 🙂 Thank you for pointing it out. I will check it out.
    Please do not hesitate to suggest here such books to us who might not hear of them otherwise.
    Thank you 🙂

  2. Hello Claire! Thanks for stopping by. Make no mistake that the book is a full-on apologia for the faith, but with that said, Barron captures the breadth, depth and transcendence of the Church in a very particular and compelling way.

  3. Yes, and to this, I have a question: Considering that the way the Catholic hierarchy is going these days gives me both a heartache and heartburns, I am afraid this book is going to pump me up with expectations that our human hierarchy cannot fulfill. And I don’t want anything that will add to the ache…
    Is it still a good idea for me to buy it?

  4. Fran,
    I just heard Father Barron here at St Mary’s in Lake Forest, IL on the 9th!! He celebrated the mass that Sunday and was part of a Positive Preaching series the church is doing. He was so interesting!!!

  5. […] so I received an advance copy. I did post something about that on the blog, which you can find here, or you can skip directly to my review at Patheos, […]

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