Tuesday, January 15, 2008

From the Archives: Fr. Barron in the New York Times

CHICAGO, March 24 — When the Rev. Robert Barron talks about why he thinks Jesus is the answer to what is missing in people's lives, he mentions St. Augustine's writings about the restlessness of the human heart. He also evokes less common figures in Roman Catholic sermons: Mick Jagger and Bono. The Rev. Robert Barron leads an effort by the Archdiocese of Chicago to bring an evangelical twist to traditional Roman Catholic practices.

One sings about not getting satisfaction and the other about not finding what he was looking for, but both rock stars address the same sense of longing, said Father Barron, 46, a theology professor at the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary in Mundelein, Ill.

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