Pope Francis: Time’s Man of the Year — Father Barron Comments

Fr. Robert Barron

Well, I am glad indeed that Time Magazine has made Pope Francis its Man of the Year for 2013. Francis clearly has captured the imagination of the world. I think it’s fair to say he’s breathed a kind of new spirit into the Church. And I am delighted really the secular press has…

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Bishop Robert Barron

Bishop Robert Barron is the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries and the host of CATHOLICISM, a groundbreaking, award-winning documentary about the Catholic Faith. He was ordained an Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles on September 8, 2015.

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  1. I like the teaching of pope Francis n the way he usually approach touching issues.God grant him good health n long life.Amen

  2. The international Medias (inclusive time magazine) are responsible for the anti-Catholic cultural dictatorship and the culture of death which govern the whole occident. In those magazines, Catholics who dare denounce the assassination of innocent unborn children (abortion) or the “against God and nature” legalization of gay marriage are never published.
    As a consequence, the nomination of the pope as the man of the year is just a trick whose aim is:
    1) To put pressure on the Pope.
    2) To prevent Catholics from understanding that they are not allowed to express themselves.
    One more thing. The Lord said: “my kingdom is not from this world.”
    The successor of holy peter doesn’t need any approval in form of politically correct medals to pursue his holy mission on earth.

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