As High as the Heavens
by Bishop Robert Barron . September 21, 2008 .
The Biblical manner of dealing with the problem of evil is neither to deny the fact of evil nor the fact of God's existence. Rather, it is to stress the transcendence and inscrutability of God's ways. What looks like pure evil or dumb suffering to us finds its place within the providential plan of a mysterious God.
The Triumph of the Cross
by Bishop Robert Barron . September 14, 2008 .
We will understand the power of this feast only when we grasp how very strange it is to speak of the cross as a triumph. Paul's great hymn in his letter to the Phillipians helps us to grasp how the cross fits into the narrative of God's salvation.
by Bishop Robert Barron . September 7, 2008 .
The command to love compels us to engage in the difficult task of fraternal correction, but it enjoins us to do so carefully, always aware that it can slide easily enough into a game of ego-inflation. The Gospel gives us some very practical advice in this regard.
The Problem of Suffering
by Bishop Robert Barron . August 31, 2008 .
Most of the great religions and philosophies of the world center around the issue of suffering. Stoicism, Buddhism, Platonism all propose different paths to overcome suffering. Jesus proposes to his disciples the distinctively Christian path of embracing suffering in the act of self-sacrificial love.
Kierkegaard, Woody Allen, and the Secret to Lasting Joy
by Bishop Robert Barron . August 26, 2008 .
Another article from Fr. Barron and Word on Fire commenting on subjects from modern day culture.
Christ, the Son of God
by Bishop Robert Barron . August 10, 2008 .
The Church never tires of confessing the divinity of Jesus, for in that confession, the Church finds its whole identity. Over the centuries--and in the present day--many have tried to portray Jesus as no more than an inspired teacher. But the disciples who witnessed Christ walking on the water know better. They confess "truly, you are the Son of God."
"The Dark Knight" Commentary by Fr. Robert Barron
by Bishop Robert Barron . July 30, 2008 .
Another video from Fr. Barron and Word on Fire commenting on subjects from modern day culture.