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Thomas and the New Atheists

  • St. Mark’s University Parish and Newman Center 6550 Picasso Road Goleta, CA, 93117 United States (map)

University of California, Santa Barbara

The Thomistic Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara and St. Mark’s University Parish and Newman Center present a lecture by Bishop Robert Barron of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles titled “Thomas and the New Atheists.”

St. Mark’s University Parish and Newman Center | 6550 Picasso Road, Isla Vista, CA, 93117

Friday, January 28

7:00 PM

This lecture is free and open to the public.

About the speaker:

Bishop Robert Barron is the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He is also the host of CATHOLICISM, a groundbreaking, award-winning documentary about the Catholic Faith, which aired on PBS.

Bishop Barron is a #1 Amazon bestselling author and has published numerous books, essays, and articles on theology and the spiritual life. He is a religion correspondent for NBC and has also appeared on FOX NewsCNN, and EWTN.

Bishop Barron’s website,, reaches millions of people each year, and he is one of the world’s most followed Catholics on social media. His regular YouTube videos have been viewed over 50 million times and he has over 3 million followers on Facebook.

Bishop Barron has been invited to speak about religion at the headquarters of FacebookGoogle, and Amazon. He has keynoted many conferences and events all over the world, including the World Youth Day in Kraków and the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, which marked Pope Francis’ historic visit to the United States.

He has shared dialogue with Dr. Jordan PetersonDave RubinBen Shapiro, and William Lane Craig, among other influencers and thought leaders.

Bishop Barron’s recent film series, CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players, has been syndicated for national television and nominated for an Emmy award.

His most recent project is the Word on Fire Institute, a new hub for spiritual and intellectual formation, training members of the Word on Fire movement to proclaim Christ in the culture.