Bishop Barron shares about the week-long silent retreat he just returned from, and also looks ahead to his visit to the Philippines from January 24-31, 2016 for the International Eucharistic Congress. He and Brandon Vogt explore the three talks he’s slated to give on the New Evangelization, the Eucharist, and the three paths to holiness. Bishop Barron also answers a question about the Catholic imagination.

Topics Discussed

  • 0:30 – What happens during a silent bishops retreat?
  • 3:29 – What is a Eucharistic Congress?
  • 5:51 – Chicago’s 1926 Eucharistic Congress
  • 9:04 – Why is the Faith so strong in the Philippines?
  • 11:29 – Bishop Barron’s three talks at the 2016 International Eucharistic Congress
  • 13:28 – What is the New Evangelization and what’s “new” about it?
  • 15:26 – The Eucharist as meal, sacrifice, and Real Presence
  • 19:50 – Why is belief in the Real Presence of the Eucharist so troubling?
  • 23:11 – Distinguishing between “appearance” and “reality”
  • 27:28 – Question from caller: What is the Catholic imagination?
  • 31:09 – Who are the great purveyors of the Catholic imagination?

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7 comments on “WOF 005: Bishop Barron in the Philippines

  1. Marlene Jan 12, 2016

    Thank you for inviting Bishop Barron to your program. I wish I could personally hear him speak on the Mass, Sacrifice, and Real Presence of God when he gives one of his talks in the Philippines at the International Eucharistic Congress. Thanks again.

  2. Grace Hermoso Robles Jan 13, 2016

    Thank you Bishop Baron for coming here to Cebu. I really would like to attend to one of his talks on January the 26th or January the 28th. What number do I have to call? Please message me on my email or text me. This is my number 0932-084-5912. Thanks and I will be waiting for the reply.

  3. Yolanda Jan 13, 2016

    Welcome back Bishop Robert Barron! Glad to hear you just came out from your retreat..surely very spirit filled…and welcome to the Philippines…and lots will be so blessed by you…
    My Pastor, Charles Talley, OFM mentioned how I missed the wonderful Christmas Mass you celebrated at the Old Mission…I mentioned to you at San Roque Parish Hall on Dec. 7 that I’m a Eucharistic Minister at Old Mission and I recall you saying that you’ll be celebrating Mass there…and you did, but I had to be at the Bay Area on Dec. 24 till Dec. 26….from what I heard, the parishioners at Old Mission were raving about your homily…the Franciscans got a new Provincial this week. Peace and blessings, and will keep you in prayer to your trip to the Philippines…it is very warm there at this time of the year…I;m sure you’d been tipped to bring light clothing…although as Bishop, there’s no way of getting around from those heavy vestments…
    by the way, Cardinal Chito Tagle spent one summer helping out at San Roque Parish, when he was not even Bishop yet…now, it is Jesuit Father Noel Barber who is currently, even briefly- relieving/helping Pastor Fr. Bruce at San Roque…I mentioned this because that’s just across your chancery…soon Fr. Noel goes back to Ireland…when I was at Oakland Cathedral, the Christmas Day celebrant was Bishop Michael Barber, S.J. They look alike, know each other, yet, not blood related…i close this by wishing you a safe trip, accompanied by the Holy Spirit, Mother Mary, Angels, Saints…God bless you and as you humbly asked, we will be ‘praying for you’…
    always in God’s love,

  4. Elizabeth Jan 13, 2016

    I will be in Manila, Philippines on January 22 – 31, 2016.
    Bishop Robert Barron said in his interview that Cardinal Tagle
    invited him to do a talk in Manila before he goes to Cebu which he
    accepted the invitation. Because of my illnesses I cannot go to Cebu
    so please advise me when and where is Bishop Barron
    do his talk in Manila? And if you also have the contact number that I can call to attend to his talk in Manila. This is very important to me.
    Thank you so much and hope to hear from you very soon, within this week.

  5. Celeste Flor Laungayan Jan 13, 2016


  6. I’m proudly a Filipino – Canadian and a follower of Glad to know Bishop Barron is coming to the Philippines. The country needs to hear voices of the likes of the Pope, Cardinal Tagle and Bishop Barron, etc. to keep the people’s faith vibrant. I surely will follow the events of the 51st Eucharistic Congress. Thank you Bishop Barron for giving your time to the Filipinos.

  7. It makes be giddy to know that a large percentage of your followers come from the Philippines. Being a Filipino, I just wonder how many of your followers in other parts of the world, e.g., here in the U.S., are also Filipinos or of Filipino descent. I realize that getting this statistic may not be possible and I just wanted to throw that thought out there. To Bishop Barron and the Staff of Word on Fire, thank you for all your many good works. Your talks and study programs really light up the fire of my Faith.