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.

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Topics Discussed

  • 0:17  – Intro: Bishop Barron talks about Marriage as a sacrament
  • 2:23 – Why was it necessary for Jesus to be baptized?
  • 5:47 – Why is Jesus named “Jesus” and not Emanuel as the prophet predicted?
  • 7:39 – Why are there so many names for God in the Old Testament, is “God” sufficient?
  • 12:21 – By what means was Jesus able to avoid sin?
  • 15:50 – What does Chesterton mean when he says, “The pint, the pipe, and the cross can all fit together.”?
  • 18:40 – Why did God allow the devil to exist?
  • 22:05 – Besides Saint Joseph, what saints should new husbands and fathers study?
  • 23:55 – Is there certain a disposition towards goodness that some people are born with while others are prone to struggle?

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2 comments on “WOF 062: Listener Q&A with Bishop Barron

  1. Dear Bishop Barron
    I have tried to email you before, but did not hear back from you. Perhaps, I didn’t use the correct email.

    I am most grateful for all that you do – dvd’s, books, daily Gospel reflections, youtube, etc. I have read or watched/listened to much of your work. I support the wof institute.

    I am writing about two matters: after reading Vibrant Paradoxes, I noticed that there were recommendations from Cdl Wuerl and Fr James Martin, SJ – I was disheartened because these two priests are not of high repute; after reading A Letter to a Suffering Church, I noticed that homosexuality was not mentioned as one of the ingredients – if not the most salient – to the sex scandals. I was also disheartened by this omission. I want to continue to trust your teaching and preaching, so can you explain to me why you accepted those 2 priests to recommend your book(VP) and why homosexuality is not mentioned in the A Letter…. book?
    Thank you.
    Mimi Wilson
    (Marion F Wilson)

  2. Brandon, Cameron is a GUY not a GIRL!!!!