Father Barron to journalists: stop “dumbing down” the Catholic Faith

In a talk on the new evangelization, the rector of the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Mundelein Seminary challenged journalists at the Catholic Press Association’s annual convention not to “dumb down” the faith.

The catechetical “dumbing down of the Catholic faith” in the 1960s and 1970s “was a pastoral disaster of the first order,” said Father Robert Barron, who is perhaps best known for his Catholicism video series.

“Don’t turn Jesus into a bland cipher,” he added. “He’s not just another mystic or guru.”

Father Barron also emphasized the importance of beauty and of ardor in preaching.

From catholicculture.org

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