This morning, I was SO very happy to see this video link as part of my facebook feed:
It features Fr. Robert Barron explaining why he loved watching and reading Christopher Hitchens. It's how I felt about Hitchens, also, although I would have never expressed it so eloquently.
I've been disheartened by many of the posts and comments I've seen from "Catholic" pages and groups lately and this was a beautiful reminder of one of the many wonderful things about Catholicism. We do not have to separate faith from reason. We also do not have to cower in fear or ignorance, but may bravely pursue Truth. Fr. Barron's ministry is such a welcome breath of fresh air in our current culture. We need more honest intellectuals like him.