Bishop Robert Barron
On Eucharistic Adoration
Father (now Bishop) Robert Barron on Eucharistic Adoration: Father Barron provides a very effective defense of Eucharistic Adoration in response to Notre Dame’s dissident priest Fr. Richard McBrien’s critique of the practice. It is well worth watching and passing along to others.
Bishop Robert Barron on Eucharistic Adoration:
To rebut Father McBrien who sees Eucharistic Adoration as a kind of a doctrinal, theological, and spiritual step backwards because Fr. McBrien sees this as divorcing it from its proper context in the liturgy. Father (now Bishop) Robert Barron gives examples of notable holy personages of the 20th century who regularly engaged in and made Eucharistic adoration the center of their spiritual lives: Jacques Maritain (one of the leading Catholic philosophers of the 20th century — and someone whom Avila Institute students get to know in their studies) who, along with others, led the neo-Thomist revival in the 20th century, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein – one of the great Catholic intellectuals of the 20th century, who made Eucharistic adoration virtually the center of her spiritual life), St. John Paul II (who almost every morning spent a substantial amount of time before the Blessed Sacrament before celebrating the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass), among many, many counter-examples of what Father McBrien had stated. And, Father Robert Barron says he agrees with the Second Vatican Council because the Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life.
Video of Father Robert Barron (now Bishop Robert Barron) on Eucharistic Adoration is used with permission. Photography/art of the Eucharist, exposed for Eucharistic Adoration, provided Daniel Burke, June 26, 2016, used with permission, all rights reserved.