Category Archives: New Evangelization

Catholics, Called Beyond Apathy

Having lived in Germany for most of the summer, I’ve had the opportunity to listen to some German music, specifically German indie rock and rap. In the former category, the band Fotos has been a constant companion. Their milieu is more-or-less what one would expect of a 2010s indie rock group with songs about love, […]

Whither Mundelein? Bishop-Elect Robert Barron on the Seminary’s Future

  On Sept. 8, Robert Barron will be ordained as an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. That’s great news for L.A., since it’s likely that the founder of the Word on Fire media apostolate — and host of its popular 10-part miniseries “Catholicism” — will soon be interfacing with the entertainment industry. […]

Bishop-Elect Robert Barron Addresses His New L.A. Life (Video)

This morning, Tuesday, July 21, Archbishop Jose Gomez (second from left) of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles held a press conference at the downtown Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels to introduce his three newly named auxiliary bishops — (from left to right) Msgr. Joseph V. Brennan, Father Robert Barron, and Msgr. David O’Connell — […]

Pope Francis Appoints Father Robert Barron Auxiliary Bishop for Los Angeles

It’s a big day in Hollywood, as one of the Church’s top media personalities comes to the media hub of the world. From my Pax Culturati blog at Patheos: It’s such an obviously awesome and appropriate move that one can hardly believe that the Vatican actually did it. Father Robert Barron, founder of the Word […]

The Catholic Church in Crisis

The recent Supreme Court decision, Obergefell v. Hodges, has sparked widespread debate on social media, blogs, television, and many other mediums and in turn has highlighted how Catholics have become complacent in charity. For the Catholic who follows Church teaching and thus does not support same sex marriage, this means hearing or reading a multitude […]

5 Takeaways From Variety’s Faith & Family Summit

Last Thursday, July 25, I attended the fourth edition of Variety magazine’s Purpose: Family Entertainment & Faith-Based Summit, held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. I’ve done a couple of extensive posts on it over at my Pax Culturati blog at the Patheos Catholic Channel, which include an interview with Nebraska-raised Christian […]

Hundreds Gather to Support Archbishop Cordileone in San Francisco

If you’re wondering why you haven’t heard many media reports lately about the ongoing campaign being waged by a few disgruntled Catholics against Archbishop Cordileone, it’s probably because that campaign is failing spectacularly. Much ado was made a few weeks ago when several prominent Bay Area Catholics threw a tantrum on the pages of the […]

The Yanks Are Coming: Over 800 American Priests Sign Statement on Marriage

When several hundred priests in England and Wales, in response to Pope Francis’ invitation to be forthright and honest, signed a statement urging the Synod on the Family to uphold the Church’s teaching on marriage, many Catholics on these shores expressed the hope that the American clergy would follow suit. Well, they have. Over 800 […]



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