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The Lessons of Naaman

by Bishop Robert Barron . October 14, 2007 .

The story of Naaman the Syrian is not terribly well-known, but it contains some marvelous spiritual lessons for all of us. It tells us of the importance of patience, humility, perseverance, prayer--and above all following our weakness as it leads us to God.

The Lament of Habakkuk

by Bishop Robert Barron . October 7, 2007 .

The prophet Habbakuk expresses what most of us feel at some point in our lives: how can God be so indifferent to suffering? Listen carefully to the answer he receives from the Lord.

Loss Of A Sabbath Consciousness

by Bishop Robert Barron . September 23, 2007 .

Another homily from Fr. Robert Barron and Word on Fire Catholic Ministries.

The Reckless Abandon of God’s Love

by Bishop Robert Barron . September 16, 2007 .

God does not love as we do, in a calculating manner. He makes his sun to shine on the good and the bad alike and his rain to fall on the just and the unjust alike. This means that he is like the Good Shepherd who seeks even the one sheep who is lost and like the father who welcomes back even the prodigal.

"The Lord of the Rings" (Part 2 of 2) Commentary by Fr. Robert Barron

by Bishop Robert Barron . September 14, 2007 .

Another video from Fr. Barron and Word on Fire commenting on subjects from modern day culture.

The Path of Dispossession

by Bishop Robert Barron . September 9, 2007 .

Jesus tells us that we must get rid of all of our possessions, including the people that we have turned into possessions. It is in this sense that he encourages us to "hate our mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters." In the measure that these nearest and dearest are possessions of one's ego, they are a block to salvation.

The Addiction of Honor

by Bishop Robert Barron . September 2, 2007 .

The lust for honor interrupts the great banquet that God wants us to enjoy. This is why Jesus interrupts the interruption in today's Gospel, urging people purposely to take the lowest place and to entertain only those who cannot repay the favor. We must free ourselves of the addiction to honor!

What Images of God are Present in the Old Testament?

by Bishop Robert Barron . August 28, 2007 .

Another video from Fr. Barron and Word on Fire commenting on subjects from modern day culture.

What Images of God Exist in the New Testament?

by Bishop Robert Barron . August 28, 2007 .

Another video from Fr. Barron and Word on Fire commenting on subjects from modern day culture.

Jacob Neusner, Benedict XVI, and the Vocation of Israel

by Bishop Robert Barron . August 26, 2007 .

In his new book, Pope Benedict engages in a fascinating dialogue with the American rabbi Jacob Neusner on the identity and meaning of Jesus. In this sermon, I will tease out the implications of this debate, especially in regard to the vocation of Israel.

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