Sunday, February 26, 2012

Lenten Reflections from "Catholicism" –week 1


With the ashes having faded from our foreheads and the penitential season of Lent now underway, we offer you some spiritual food-for-thought from the CATHOLICISM series with Fr. Robert Barron. Matt Leonard, Director and Editor of the series, compiled a collection of weekly clips that relate to each Lenten Sunday's Gospel reading.


Click here for this week's program. 


Ordained in 1986, Fr. Barron is the Francis Cardinal George Professor of Faith and Culture at University of St. Mary of the Lake near Chicago. Fr. Barron lectures extensively in the United States and abroad, including the Pontifical North American College at the Vatican and the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. Cardinal George calls Fr. Barron “one of the Church’s best messengers.”

Fr. Barron served as associate pastor at St. Paul of the Cross parish in Park Ridge, Illinois from 1986-1989. He is a prominent theologian. Since 1992 he is the Professor of Systematic Theology at University of St. Mary of the Lake. In 2002 he was a visiting professor at the University of Notre Dame 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 2007 and 2010.