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What Does God Want for Me?

by Bishop Robert Barron . May 9, 2021 .

Friends, with these fabulous readings for the sixth Sunday of Easter, we discover an embarrassment of riches through the exploration of God’s care and concern for us. In this sermon, I delve into these marvelous texts and explicate three fundamental truths: God is love God has loved us first We…

Becoming a Friend, Healer, and Teacher

by Bishop Robert Barron . May 2, 2021 .

Friends, in our Gospel passage today, Jesus proclaims that he is the vine and we are the branches. There is give and take in this divine relationship. Not only are we rooted in Christ’s mystical body, but he endeavors to cultivate his love and mercy within our bodies. In this…

Getting St. Peter’s Sermon Right

by Bishop Robert Barron . April 25, 2021 .

Friends, in today’s first reading, St. Peter tells us that there is no salvation outside of Christ. In this homily, I encourage you to let the truth of St. Peter’s statement, which challenges modern sensibilities, sink in—and further explore what this means precisely for both Christians and non-Christians.

The Strangeness of the Resurrection and Why It Matters

by Bishop Robert Barron . April 18, 2021 .

Friends, Christ acts as an advocate for our souls through the cosmos-reorienting events of his death and Resurrection, the forging of a connection between heaven and earth. Our brother who walked the same ground and breathed the same air is now seated at the right hand of the Father. Now,…

Life in the Church

by Bishop Robert Barron . April 11, 2021 .

Friends, today’s Gospel reveals the dawning of Christianity. With his wounds bared to his disciples immediately upon his arrival in their midst, Christ shows to us also our greatest sins in those nail and spear scars. God came, and we killed him—but no sin is greater than the Lord’s love,…

Breaking Out of the Tomb

by Bishop Robert Barron . April 4, 2021 .

Friends, a blessed and peaceful Easter to you! Although grave sites are known to be quiet places of reflection, God, through his sovereign power, overcame the corruption of sin by his Resurrection from the dead this Easter morning. From his empty tomb, we learn that God doesn’t let death have…

Breaking, Singing, Pulling Away

by Bishop Robert Barron . March 28, 2021 .

Friends, one of the best known stories in Western culture is the narrative of Christ’s Passion and death. However, this very familiarity can block our understanding of the account. What I want to do in this homily is to draw your attention to three odd details of Mark’s Gospel, each…

Writing the Law Upon Our Hearts

by Bishop Robert Barron . March 21, 2021 .

Friends, one of the most fundamental beliefs of the Biblical Israelites is that God is a covenant-maker. He formed his people through a series of agreements and contracts saying, “I will place my law within them and write it upon their hearts; I will be their God and they will…

Nicodemus Came at Night

by Bishop Robert Barron . March 14, 2021 .

Friends, our Gospel for today contains one of the most important lines in the entire Bible: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.” To “believe” here means much more than…

Back to the Fundamentals

by Bishop Robert Barron . March 7, 2021 .

Friends, I have often said that Lent is a bit like basic training for the military or summer workouts for a football team—it is a chance to get back to the fundamentals of the faith, namely, the Ten Commandments. In this homily, I look at each of the Ten Commandments,…

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