Normally, in each episode we take one listener question. But we’ve received such a large number of outstanding questions from around the globe that we’ve decided to devote another episode to answering a range of questions from listeners like you. Bishop Barron answers several questions, rapid fire, on many different topics.

Topics Discussed

  • 0:24  – Intro: Bishop Barron talks about the PBS premier of Pivotal Players
  • 3:00 – If goodness is just part of God’s nature, why are we under any obligation to make ourselves into good human beings?
  • 6:11 – What is the Catholic way of dating?
  • 8:35 – What is the difference between hope and wishful thinking?
  • 12:19 – How do you explain Old Testament animal sacrifice to vegans?
  • 15:10 – Is evil really just an absence of good or a force of its own, opposing the Kingdom of God?
  • 19:45 – How do we reconcile centuries old philosophy with modern science?
  • 23:35 – Why do we focus so much on interpreting the Greek words in scripture when anything Jesus spoke was in Aramaic?
  • 26:30 – How does a new parent, busy parent find time to deepen her prayer life?

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One comment on “WOF 049: Listener Q&A with Bishop Barron

  1. Colin Nov 30, 2016

    Hello. First off, I would like to thank you for all that you do! You have educated me, inspired me, and changed my life for the better in so many ways!

    I am writing to ask if you could post on each episode’s page any author or book recommendations that Bishop Barron mentions during that podcast. It would alleviate much difficulty in me looking up authors by the sound of their name. I am always trying to improve my reading list and would love to be able to quickly and correctly read any of Bishop Barron’s recommendations. Thank you!