• In talk at Facebook headquarters, Bishop Barron tackles how to debate religion

    In talk at Facebook headquarters, Bishop Barron tackles how to debate religion

    • Sep 20, 2017

    Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron gave an address on “How to have a religious argument” at the headquarters of internet giant Facebook. Barron said authentic faith is not opposed to reason; it does not accept simply anything on the basis of no evidence. “The privatization of religion is precisely what makes real argument about religion impossible,” he said.

  • ‘Blood and Faith’: A new book links white nationalists to Christianity

    ‘Blood and Faith’: A new book links white nationalists to Christianity

    • Aug 24, 2017

    In his new book, “Blood & Faith: Christianity in American White Nationalism,” Damon T. Berry traces how white nationalists — who believe whites are superior to other races and promote a whites-only vision of America — have cherry-picked Scripture to craft their exclusive ideology.

  • How Trump is reshaping American civil religion

    How Trump is reshaping American civil religion

    • Jul 11, 2017

    Robert N. Bellah defined civil religion as “a collection of beliefs, symbols, and rituals,” drawn from American history and “institutionalized in a collectivity” that function “not as a form of national self-worship but as the subordination of the nation to ethical principles that transcend it in terms of which it should be judged.” What does that mean during the presidency of Donald Trump?