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That was the assessment of Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, in the question-and-answer session that followed his address at the 2015 Thomas Merton Lecture Dec. 3 at Corpus Christi parish in Manhattan.
“We become ourselves through orthodoxy, through right praise,” continued Bishop Barron, when asked about Merton in the context of current destructive events encroaching the globe.
“‘Glory to God in the highest,’ we say, ‘and on earth peace to people of good will.’”
Such a proclamation, he suggested, is profound. “If I give glory to God in the highest,” he added, “then together, peace will break out among us.”
Read the full post at Catholic New York.“Right praise leads to peace.”Please join us for the the 38th Annual Merton Lecture to be given by Bishop Robert Barron.
To learn more about Bishop Barron's work, please visit Word on Fire.
After the lecture, there will be a reception, which is a great opportunity to:
• Connect with the Niru, Sara, Jessica and Dan, our FOCUS missionaries, to hear about their work and ministry
• Learn more about Columbia Campus Ministry
• Meet our amazing Chaplain, Fr. Dan O'Reilly
• To learn more about Fr. Barron's work in the New Evangelization