G. K. Chesterton once defined the Catholic Church as “the one supremely inspiring and irritating institution in the world.”
This book, along with the PBS and EWTN series from whose scripts the book was developed, will both inspire and irritate many people. It will inspire those open to the notion of the Church as being both human and divine, but will irritate those who, even as they profess themselves Catholic, speak as though the Church is only human.
However, I think it might also, at times, annoy more traditional Catholics (and inspire more “progressive” ones) because of his discussions of such Catholic figures as Peter Maurin, Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton.
Father Barron’s book is...READ MORE