Is Christianity a bland, domesticated religion, unthreatening and easy to grasp and follow? Or is it the most exotic, unexpected, and uncanny of all religious paths, challenging to believer and world alike? For the mystics and saints -- and for Robert Barron who discovered Christianity through them -- Christianity is surely the strangest way. "At its very center," writes Barron, "is a God who comes after us with reckless abandon, breaking open his own heart in love in order to include us in therhythm of his own life." What could be more compelling?
Recently appointed by Pope Francis as Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Robert Barron, founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, is best-known as host of the ground-breaking and award-winning documentary series CATHOLICISM. He received a masters degree in Philosophy from the Catholic University of America and a doctorate in Sacred Theology from Institut Catholique de Paris and served as rector of Mundelein Seminary in IL. Author of numerous books, essays, and articles, he has appeared on NBC, CNN, EWTN, FoxNews, NBC, and PBS. A popular speaker at conferences and retreat centers nationwide, his pioneering work with evangelizing through new media led the late Cardinal Francis George to call him "one of the Church's best messengers."