Bishop Robert Barron

Bishop Robert Barron

Bishop Robert Barron is an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Contact him at www.wordonfire.org.

Website URL: http://www.wordonfire.org

Father Andrew Greeley, priest

By Father Robert Barron

I first met Father Andrew Greeley on a cold January day in Chicago in 1988. We were brought together by a mutual friend, Msgr. Bill Quinn, who had been a mentor to Greeley many years before and who had begun to play the same role in my life. Andy walked into the restaurant wearing a beautiful parka with a great hood and carrying loads of his books, which he offered to me and Bill as gifts.

The adventure of classical morality

By Father Robert Barron

One of the most significant fault lines in Western culture opened up in the 16th and 17th centuries, when what we now know as the “modern” world separated itself from the classical and medieval world.

Gay marriage and the breakdown of moral argument

By Father Robert Barron

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.