Skip to comments.Fr. [Robert] Barron Appointed Rector of Mundelein Seminary
Posted on 05/11/2012 6:45:34 AM PDT by marshmallow
PRESS RELEASE: Father Robert Barron Appointed Rector of Mundelein Seminary today by the Archbishop of Chicago
The popular Word on Fire priest will also continue his work with the media group
The Archbishop of Chicago, Francis Cardinal George, announced today Father Robert Barron has been appointed Rector-President of Mundelein Seminary/University of St. Mary of the Lake. Father Barron will assume this role in July at the seminary located outside Chicago.
"As a priest of Jesus Christ I accept this responsibility with joy," said Father Barron. "The appointment brings together many of the elements that have long been of great importance to me, namely, the priesthood, theological scholarship, pastoral care and evangelization."
Barron is currently the Director of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, a media group he founded to advance the new evangelization. He will continue in this role and its mission, along with his new appointment at Mundelein. Last year, Word on Fire released a 10 part documentary series, Catholicism, which Father Barron created, wrote and hosted. The series aired across the country on PBS and EWTN, and has been seen in parishes, universities and schools throughout the world. The documentary also won a Christopher Award for excellence.
The mission of evangelization will continue to be a priority for me, and Word on Fire is essential to this mission, said Father Barron. I will continue to set the ethos for the Word on Fire apostolate and provide new media content to enhance the Churchs outreach to the culture. I remain focused in my commitment to help promote the Catholicism series and study programs as indispensable tools for the new evangelization.
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"Brick by brick", as Fr. Z would say.
Msgr Barron has a whole lot of work cut out for him.