Let Him Go
by Bishop Robert Barron . March 29, 2020 .
The great Lenten readings for Cycle A move in a kind of crescendo from thirst, to blindness, to death—all metaphors for spiritual dysfunction. This Sunday’s Gospel deals with death through the story of Lazarus who, after four days in his tomb, represents someone who is totally sunk in sin,…
Together But Apart: Being One, Online, in the Eucharist
by Rachel Bulman . March 24, 2020 .
Bishop Barron on the Coronavirus Quarantine
by Bishop Robert Barron . March 19, 2020 .
Blaise Pascal said, “All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” This Pascalian “mot” has come to my mind a good deal in recent days as our entire country goes into shutdown mode due to the coronavirus. Perhaps we could all think of…
Malick’s “A Hidden Life”: The Cost of Conscience (Part II)
by Jennifer Frey . March 18, 2020 .
A Man After God’s Own Heart
by Bishop Robert Barron . March 22, 2020 .
Our first reading for this weekend gives us a glimpse of one of the most powerful texts in the Bible—indeed, one of the truly great literary works that has come down to us from the ancient world. I’m talking about the story that we refer to as first and second…
“I Am Patrick” Is Perhaps the Best Film Yet on Ireland’s Greatest Saint
by Fr. Billy Swan . March 17, 2020 .
The Coronavirus and Sitting Quietly in a Room Alone
by Bishop Robert Barron . March 17, 2020 .
Blaise Pascal said, “All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” The great seventeenth-century philosopher thought that most of us, most of the time, distract ourselves from what truly matters through a series of divertissements (diversions). He was speaking from experience. Though one…