Ask Fr. Barron: What's relationship between faith and reason? And the limits of either?

02/24/2013 Comments (35)

This week Gideon asks Fr. Barron about the relationship between faith and reason. And, specifically, what do we do when our reason has reached its limit? Fr. Barron has some helpful insights as to how we think about both.

Although you may have heard a lot of discussion about the relationship between faith and reason before, Fr. Barron (as usual) delivers some unique insights that I hadn't heard quite this way before. Check it out and comment below.

View the entirety (so far) of my Ask Fr. Barron series by clicking here.

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This Lent, give away what you give up

02/13/2013 Comments (11)

When we come up with our Lenten sacrifices, they can easily end up a little bit self-serving at the same time.

We give up "eating out." But, well, we wanted to save some money (or calories) anyway. We give up smoking, but we know we shouldn't be smoking so much anyway. We give up Facebook, but we know we spend too much time on Facebook already. Etc.

These aren't bad Lenten sacrifices. But there is an easy way to make such a sacrifice even better.

Take the money you would have spent on eating out or smoking or whatever it is and…give it away instead. Take the time you would have spent doing those things and instead spend that time in prayer. And rather than thinking about your own...READ MORE

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Ask Fr. Barron: What's the best way to find and seek joy?

02/08/2013 Comment

Chad Vella (Boston, MA) asks about the relationship between the beauty of our faith and the joy that we feel as a result. Fr. Barron shares a wise tip about the best way to seek joy (and to help others find it, too)!

Check it out. Short and sweet this week:

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Ask Fr. Barron: What impact does music make on our piety?

02/01/2013 Comments (19)

This week Paige Rees (from the amazing and talented L'Angelus) asks Fr. Barron about music and it's impact it can have on our personal piety. Fr. Barron provides some great wisdom on the power of music and the way it shapes us.

View the entirety (so far) of my Ask Fr. Barron series by clicking here.

What do you think about how music (liturgial and otherwise) impacts our personal piety and holiness? Please comment below.

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Ask Fr. Barron: What to say to Catholics who struggle with Church teaching?

01/25/2013 Comments (82)

This week's question for Fr. Barron comes from Fr. James Martin (of America Magazine and so many other things). It's an extremely relevant question and Fr. Barron provides some great wisdom for helping Catholics deal with those hot-button social issues (and any other teachings) they may disagree with.

It's particularly a great lesson for anyone who wants to help people who struggle with various teachings of the Church.

 

View the entirety (so far) of my Ask Fr. Barron series by clicking here.

What would you say to somebody who is struggling with some of the things the Church teaches? Please comment below.

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Ask Fr. Barron: What books should every Catholic read?

01/18/2013 Comments (49)

This week's question for Fr. Barron comes from Mike Hayes of BustedHalo.com. And you're going to get a great list of the great books throughout history that every Catholic should read.

Get ready to make some serious additions to your reading list!

 

What are some other books that you would add to the list? Please comment below.

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Ask Fr. Barron: What is a miracle?

01/14/2013 Comments (5)

This week's question for Fr. Barron comes from Dr. Paul Camarata - a neurosurgeon and host of the SaintCast podcast. Having experienced miracles first hand in his own line of work, Dr. Camarata asks the simple, yet profound, question of "what is a miracle?"

Fr. Barron's answer doesn't disappoint and offers one particular insight that made me think about miracles in a whole new way. Love it.

What do you think? Comment below.

View the entirety (so far) of my Ask Fr. Barron series by clicking here.

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Ask Fr. Barron: To be deep in history is to cease to be protestant? and secular?

01/04/2013 Comments (109)

This week's question for Fr. Barron comes from Jeff Miller (The Curt Jester - splendoroftruth.com). He notes Blessed John Henry Newman's claim that "to be deep in history is to cease to be protestant." And then asks if there's any truth to applying the same idea to, not just protestantism, but secularism also.

Check out Fr. Barron's response and discuss amongst yourselves (below):

What do you think?

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Matthew Warner is a lover of God, his wife, his kids, his life, cookies, hot-buttered bread, snoozin' & awkward (as well as not awkward) silence. He is the founder and CEO of Flocknote, the creator of Tweet Catholic, a contributing author to The Church and New Media book, and writer/founder at The Radical Life. Matt has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M and an M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship. He and his family hang their hats in Texas.