Bishop Robert Barron hosted another “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) question and answer thread on the atheist message board Reddit.
The Word on Fire founder and Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop hosted the third annual online event on April 21, generating more than nine thousand comments. Bishop Barron became the first bishop to host such an event in 2018.
While Reddit is not completely atheist, atheism dominates the platform. Bishop Barron invited “atheists, skeptics, and seekers” to “ask him anything”.
The bishop answered some controversial questions, including those regarding the sex abuse scandals. He also answered general theology questions and questions about the coronavirus lockdowns. Other responses to additional questions were quite humorous!
Here’s some of the best questions and answers from Wednesday’s event:
Note: if you cannot read the screenshots, click on the link below the photo. Enjoy!
“If there is only one god, why would Catholicism be the right path?”
“How is the USCCB working to address the rising views among parishioners that the Mass is now ‘nonessential’ due to the shutdowns and lengthy dispensation to attend in person?”
“What is your opinion on female deacons?”
“What will it take for the USCCB to hold bishops accountable in sex abuse cover-ups?”
“If Joe Biden attended Mass in your church, would you give him communion?”
“If Thomas Aquinas was able to do a Reddit AMA, what question would you ask him?”
“What advices would you give me for my priesthood discernment as a young (17) soon-to-be-confirmed Catholic?”
What does the Bible say about dinosaurs?
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