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Letter to a Suffering Church: A Bishop Speaks on the Sexual Abuse Crisis by [Robert Barron]

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Barron is not inviting Catholics to turn a blind eye, or to simply carry on with the status quo. He recognizes the anger, knows it s justified, and nevertheless wants to keep people from abandoning the Eucharist, and all that the Church, and only the Church, can offer. --Aleteia

Barron urges Catholics not to quit over scandals, but stay and fight. --Crux

Bishop Robert Barron pulls no punches in 'Letter to a Suffering Church,' making a direct and powerful appeal to every Catholic tempted to flee the Church after a hellish year of unremitting scandal. --National Catholic Register --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Bishop Robert Barron is an acclaimed author, speaker, and theologian. He is also the founder of the global media ministry Word on Fire, which reaches millions of people by utilizing the tools of new media to draw people into or back to the Catholic Faith. Francis Cardinal George has described him as one of the Church's best messengers. Bishop Barron is the creator and host of CATHOLICISM, a groundbreaking, award-winning documentary series about the Catholic Faith. The series has aired on hundreds of PBS stations across the world and has been used by parishes, universities, and schools as an essential resource. Since then, Bishop Barron and Word on Fire also released the follow-up documentary CATHOLICISM: The New Evangelization and are currently wrapping up CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players, a beautiful new film series on the mystics, scholars, artists, and saints who shaped the Church and changed the world. The first volume of the series debuted in September 2016 and was syndicated for national television and nominated for an Emmy award. The second volume is currently in production. Bishop Barron has created eight other films and study programs including: The Mass David the King The Mystery of God Priest, Prophet, King Conversion Eucharist Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues Untold Blessing Bishop Barron's website,, reaches millions of people each year. The site hosts daily blog posts, weekly articles and video commentaries, and an extensive audio archive of over 500 homilies. Bishop Barron's homilies are heard by tens of thousands of listeners each week. His regular YouTube videos have been viewed over 30 million times, and over 350,000 people receive his daily email reflections. Episodes of his podcast/radio show, The Word on Fire Show, have been downloaded over four million times. Bishop Barron is one of the most-followed Catholics in the world on social media. His work has garnered: 1.5 million+ Facebook fans 200,000+ YouTube subscribers 100,000+ Twitter followers Bishop Barron has produced over 400 online video commentaries. His weekly, high-quality productions include brief and lively theological reviews of contemporary culture, including movies, books, music, current events, and more. EWTN (The Eternal Word Television Network) and CatholicTV broadcast Bishop Barron's videos and documentaries to a worldwide audience of over 150 million people. His weekly homilies and podcasts air on multiple radio stations to millions of listeners. Bishop Barron has been invited to speak about religion at the headquarters of both Facebook and Google. He has keynoted many conferences and events all over the world, including the 2016 World Youth Day in Kraków and the 2015 World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, which marked Pope Francis' historic visit to the United States. Bishop Barron works with NBC News in New York as an on-air contributor and analyst. He is also a frequent commentator for the Chicago Tribune, FOX News, CNN, EWTN, Our Sunday Visitor, the Catholic Herald in London, and Catholic News Agency. He has published numerous essays and articles on theology and the spiritual life, which appear frequently online and in numerous journals. He is a #1 Amazon bestselling author and has published sixteen books, including: Arguing Religion: A Bishop Speaks at Facebook and Google (Word on Fire, 2018) To Light a Fire on the Earth: Proclaiming the Gospel in a Secular Age (Image, 2017) Vibrant Paradoxes: The Both/And of Catholicism (Word on Fire, 2016) Exploring Catholic Theology: Essays on God, Liturgy, and Evangelization (Baker Academic, 2015) Seeds of the Word: Finding God in the Culture (Word on Fire, 2015) 2 Samuel (Brazos, 2015) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • Publisher : Word on Fire Catholic Ministries (22 July 2019)
  • Language : English
  • File size : 2741 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 56 pages
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 July 2019
I have just read this excellent and long overdue book addressing the sex abuse scandals in the Catholic Church. It is insightful, highly informative and most of all resonating with common sense. More importantly it treats the reader with intelligence and sympathy. Best of all, it recommends and directs the way forward for many betrayed, angry and bewildered Catholics.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A powerful explanation of why we need to raise up the Catholic Church in the face of the abuse scandals
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