Meet the Rector
Very Reverend Robert Barron, was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago in 1986. He served as associate pastor of Saint Paul of the Cross Parish before undertaking post-graduate studies in France. Upon completion of his doctorate, he joined the faculty of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake / Mundelein Seminary. Father Barron has held a number of positions at Mundelein, including chairperson and professor in the Department of Systematic Theology and associate director of the Doctor of Ministry Program. Additionally, Father Barron founded Word on Fire, a Catholic evangelism ministry. He is the author of eight books, including The Strangest Way: Walking the Christian Path, Creation as Discipleship, A Study of the DePotentia of Thomas Aquinas in Light of the Dogmatik of Paul Tillich, Thomas Aquinas: Spiritual Master, And Now I See: A Theology of Transformation, Heaven in Stone and Glass and Bridging the Great Divide and The Word on Fire: Proclaiming the Power of Christ and of the Priority of Christ: Toward a Postliberal Catholicism. Articles on theology and the spiritual life have appeared in numerous journals. Father Barron received the M.A. (Philosophy) from the Catholic University of America, the S.T.B., M.Div., and S.T.L. from the University of St. Mary of the Lake / Mundelein Seminary and the S.T.D. from the Institut Catholique de Paris.
February 12 2013
Who will be the next pope?
NBC News analyst Father Robert Barron suggests some names that will emerge in the search.
February 14 2013
February 27 2013
March 11 2013
Could the next pope be an American?
Of the nominations for pope, several names are coming to the surface, including that of Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of New York. Another American, Cardinal Sean O’Malley from Boston, is also consideredone of the top papal contenders. TODAY’s Lester Holt interviews NBC contributor Father Robert Barron.
March 13 2013
May 15 2013