Bishop Robert Barron Lights Up RE Congress With ‘Catholicism and Beauty’

Bishop Barron is just too good not to share!

Holy Cross Family Ministries was at the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress in force the weekend of March 16-18, with Family Theater Productions and our Web series “Catholic Central” and upcoming documentary “The Dating Project,” along with sister organizations and Family Rosary.

We got to meet so many great people, both people who love what we’re doing, and people who got to discover what we do.

But, one downside of this is we didn’t get a lot of time to attend many talks and workshops, and no doubt that was true for a lot of folks.

One of our favorites — and yours — is Los Angeles’ Bishop Robert Barron. He gave a packed keynote address on March 17, addressing one of his favorite topics, “Catholicism and Beauty,” talking about icons and the ways the Church embraces beauty in all its forms — painting, music, sculpture, literature, architecture, stained glass, etc.

So, for us, and all of you, here’s his talk in full:

And, by the way, Bishop Barron, with the help of Catholic journalist John L. Allen, has put out a new book called “To Light a Fire on the Earth: Proclaiming the Gospel in a Secular Age” — part biography, part philosophy and part Barron’s plan to turn his Word on Fire apostolate into an actual movement.

Buy it here from Word on Fire; and here from (where there’s also a Kindle version, and an audio version via the Audible app).

And here’s a video about it:

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