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Sep. 22, 2012, at 1:42pm
I've been preoccupied for the last couple of days with a lively discussion over at Ricochet about a talk by Fr. Barron that a member there linked. I clicked and listened, expecting to like it. I don't know very much about Fr. Barron, but practically everyone I know admires him, so I was ready to too. I'd seen a few of his You Tube clips, which I found mostly sound and engaging, if not particularly deep. He's plainly a thoughtful, sincere, orthodox Catholic priest with a gift for apologetics and a sympathetic openness to contemporary culture—which is ideal for the New Evangelization. I was happy when I heard he'd been named Rector of Mundelein Seminary in Chicago.
But I thought this …continue reading
Sep. 4, 2012, at 4:46pm
Like practically everyone I know, I'm an admirer of Fr. Barron. His clear, incisive and mild-mannered way of defending the faith is a gift for the Church in our day. But in a recent column about the social teachings of the Church, I think he misses the mark by trying too hard to be even-handed.
He begins by laying out two "extremes", as if they're equal and opposite errors.
For many on the left, Paul Ryan is a menace, the very embodiment of cold, indifferent Republicanism, and for many on the right, he is a knight in shining armor, a God-fearing advocate of a principled conservatism.
Mitt Romney's choice of Ryan as running mate has already triggered the worst kind of exaggerated hoo-hah …