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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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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  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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