Father Robert Barron speaks in Christchurch

29 November 2011

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A large crowd of over 150 people turned out to hear acclaimed author, speaker and theologian Fr Robert Barron.

Fr Robert Barron is internationally recognised as an inspiring teacher. He has, perhaps more than any other, heeded the call of both Pope John Paul and Pope Benedict for priests to use technology in the mission of spreading the Gospel. 

He is the founder of Word On Fire (www.WordOnFire.org) offering daily blogs, articles, commentaries, and over ten years of weekly sermon podcasts.

During his presentation Fr Barron spoke about evangelism being based on the person of Jesus.  He spent some time speaking about and showing his new 10 series DVD programme called CATHOLICISM.  He also responded to a number of questions from those present.

Fr Barron has been in the Diocese for one week giving a retreat to our clergy.

More about Fr Barron...

Father Barron received his Masters Degree in Philosophy from the Catholic University of America in Washington DC in 1982 and his doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Institut Catholique in 1992.   He was ordained to the priesthood in 1986 and has been a professor of systematic theology at the nation's largest Catholic seminary, the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary since 1992. He was visiting professor at the University of Notre Dame in 2002 and at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in 2007.   He was also twice scholar in residence at the Pontifical North American College at the Vatican.

In addition, Fr. Barron lectures extensively in the United States and abroad. Cardinal Georgeof Chicago Archdiocese calls Fr. Barron “one of the Church's best messengers.”