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Reading the Scandal With Biblical Eyes

by Bishop Robert Barron . April 29, 2010 .

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

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The Coen Brothers and the Voice from the Whirlwind

by Bishop Robert Barron . November 25, 2009 .

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

The Folly of De-Baptism

by Bishop Robert Barron . April 8, 2009 .

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

A Saint of Darkness

by Bishop Robert Barron . February 10, 2009 .

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

Playing at Atheism

by Bishop Robert Barron . January 30, 2009 .

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

What Are You Waiting For?

by Bishop Robert Barron . November 19, 2008 .

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

David and Mary

by Bishop Robert Barron . December 18, 2005 .

For the fourth Sunday of Advent, the Church asks us to juxtapose stories of David and Mary. David decides that he wants to build a temple for the Lord, but God does not favor his plan; Mary hears what God wants to do through her, and she acquiesces. It is always a matter of following the promptings of the divine will and not our own desires, even when we are convinced that those desires are good and holy. Thomas Merton said, "Lord, the fact that I think I'm following your will doesn't mean that I am in fact doing so..." That acknowledgement takes great humility and spiritual perception.

The New Israel

by Bishop Robert Barron . June 12, 2005 .

In our first reading from the book of Exodus, we hear the wonderful promise of God to Moses and his people that they would constitute a holy nation, a nation of priests. For the first Christians, this promise was fulfilled in Jesus and in the twelve apostles that he gathered round him. Peter, James, John, Thomas and their companions--with all of their faults--became the core of the renewed Israel. We the baptized are, in turn, their spiritual decendants, and we have, accordingly, the same purpose: to bring the whole human race into friendship with God.

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