Introduction: The Catholic Thing
Amazed and Afraid: The Revelation of God Become Man
Happy Are We: The Teachings of Jesus
"That Than Which Nothing Greater Can Be Thought":
The Ineffable Mystery of God
Our tainted Nature's Solitary Boast: Mary, the Mother of God
The Indispensable Men: Peter, Paul, and the Missionary Adventure
A Body Both Suffering and Glorious:
The Mystical Union of Christ and the Church
Word Made Flesh, True Bread of Heaven:
The Mystery of the Church's Sacrament and Worship
A Vast Company of Witnesses: The Communion of Saints
The Fire of His Love: Prayer and the Life of the Spirit
World Without End: The Last Things
A Coda: It's All About God
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
What People Are Saying...
Clarity, intelligence, passion and elegance – these are the marks of a writer in top form, and Father Barron brings all these gifts to bear in this extraordinary reflection on the Catholic faith. If you read one book this year on what Catholics believe and why, this is the book to read – and to share with others.
—Charles J. Chaput
O.F.M. Cap, Archbishop of Philadelphia
Father Robert Barron’s Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith takes a path less traveled in leading us to explore the faith through stories, biographies, and images. In these pages, we meet the “Word made Flesh” not only in theological formulations, but also in saints and poets, cathedrals and chants, priests and prophets. What makes Catholicism so compelling are the ways in which Father Barron shows how the Incarnation goes on in the true, the good, and the beautiful.
—Timothy M. Dolan
Archbishop of New York
Prepare yourself for an entrancing tour of the many facets of Catholicism. From Her art to Her architecture, Her theological riches, to the inspired personalities that have filled Her pews, the Catholic Church is laid bare by a priest who is more than up to the task. Like the Faith it seeks to capture, it is a journey that will leave you full – and then hungering for more.
New York Times Bestselling Author of Mother Angelica and host of EWTN's The World Over Live
When Father Barron is talking, I can't stop listening. Whatever he writes, I can't put down unfinished. He loves the people he addresses. He writes about what matters to us. To read him is to be loved in word after word. In these pages, heart speaks to heart.
co-author of The Mass: The Glory, the Mystery, the Tradition
Father Robert Barron’s great gift is to wed intellectual depth with clarity and vividness of expression. His Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith is a superb exploration of the Catholic vision that seamlessly unites theological reflection and masterpieces of architecture and art. The story he tells comes truly alive in his portraits of concrete men and women who, in every age, have lived the journey of faith to the full.
—Rev. Robert Imbelli
Associate Professor of Theology at Boston College