Getting the House in Order
by Bishop Robert Barron . December 1, 2019 .
We come once again to Advent, the beginning of the liturgical year and the great season of waiting. Christian life has a permanent Advent quality, for we are always expecting the coming of the Lord. Now, Jesus came, he will definitively come, and he is coming even now—for the risen…
March in the Army of the True King
by Bishop Robert Barron . November 24, 2019 .
It is extraordinarily significant that the liturgical year ends with the feast of Christ the King. For this great fact—that Jesus Christ is the king of the world—is indeed the culmination of the biblical revelation. It is, in a very real sense, the point of the whole story the Bible…
The Messiah’s Work
by Bishop Robert Barron . December 8, 2019 .
Last week, I spoke of preparing for the coming of the Lord using the great image from the second chapter of Isaiah: the Lord’s holy mountain. How do we make this mountain the highest mountain? On this second Sunday of Advent, I want to follow the Church as she invites…
What You Hear and See
by Bishop Robert Barron . December 15, 2019 .
On this third Sunday of Advent, we hear for the first time this season of the great figure of John the Baptist. It’s not really possible to understand Jesus apart from his precursor. All four Gospels compel us to come to grips with John. His job is always the same:…
A Theology of Work
by Bishop Robert Barron . November 17, 2019 .
I’m pretty sure that in thirty years of priesthood, I’ve never preached on this Sunday’s short second reading from Paul’s second letter to the Thessalonians. And what a little gem it is! Isn’t it fascinating that St. Paul, precisely in the context of a letter to his church on spiritual matters, endeavors to speak of work? When we do authentic work—of whatever kind—we participate in God’s ongoing creation and providence. Don’t follow the instinct to secularize work; rather, see your daily labor, however humble, as part of God’s plan to bring you to joy.
“The Crown” and the Primacy of Grace
by Bishop Robert Barron . December 3, 2019 .
Like, I daresay, most of the English-speaking world, these past couple of years I’ve been watching episodes of The Crown, the beautifully filmed, marvelously written program on the life and times of Queen Elizabeth II. The series deals with the psychological dynamics within the royal family as well as with…
As I Am, Before God: Mr. Rogers’ Living Philosophy
by Dr. Tom Neal . December 2, 2019 .
To Jesus Through Mary? Why Yes, and T’was Ever Thus!
by Elizabeth Scalia . December 5, 2019 .