Fr. Barron comments on “The HHS Mandate: Anti-Catholic and Un-American”

 

Well, some years ago, a seminal book was written by a Holy Cross Father James Burtchaell called The Dying of the Light – the thesis of which was, a number of universities in America that began under religious auspices and for religious purposes… think of University of Chicago, Yale, Princeton, Harvard… These universities began as explicitly religious, devolved by a slow evolution into completely secular institutions. One thing that Burtchaell pointed out that is sort of fascinating, is the subtle way this happened… He meant it as a kind of wake up call to Catholic Universities…

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Father Robert Barron is an author, speaker and theologian. He is also the founder of the global media ministry Word On Fire, which reaches millions of people by utilizing the tools of new media to draw people into or back to the Catholic Faith.

Father Barron is the creator and host of CATHOLICISM, a groundbreaking, award winning documentary series about the Catholic Faith. The series has aired across the country on PBS and EWTN, and has been seen and broadcast in parishes, universities, schools and media outlets throughout the world. The documentary received a Christopher Award for excellence. Father Barron and Word on Fire also released the documentary "CATHOLICISM: The New Evangelization" in 2013.

Father Barron currently serves as the Rector/President of Mundelein Seminary University of St. Mary of the Lake. He was appointed to the theological faculty of Mundelein Seminary in 1992, and has also served as a visiting professor at the University of Notre Dame and at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas. He was twice scholar in residence at the Pontifical North American College at the Vatican.

Ordained in 1986, he is a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Father Barron received a Master's Degree in Philosophy from the Catholic University of America in 1982 and a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Institut Catholique de Paris in 1992.

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