The God Who Enters Our Muddy Waters
by Bishop Robert Barron . January 10, 2021 .
The Gospel writers compel us, as it were, to pass through John the Baptist to get to Jesus; all four Gospels give us a version of Jesus’ baptism by John. But this baptism was embarrassing to the early Church, because it was interested in presenting Jesus as the…
The Magi and the Spiritual Journey
by Bishop Robert Barron . January 3, 2021 .
For Epiphany Sunday, we hear the marvelous story from the Gospel of Matthew in which the Magi journey to see the Christ child. This scene has beguiled artists, poets, and preachers for centuries. But we can distill five profound spiritual lessons—about being attentive, taking action, facing opposition, giving Christ what…
Christ is Born! Merry Christmas from Word on Fire!
by Word on Fire . December 25, 2020 .
Until There is Light: A Litany for the Nativity of Christ
by Elizabeth Scalia . December 24, 2020 .
The Light of the Nations
by Bishop Robert Barron . January 5, 2020 .
Today’s readings for Epiphany speak of a light that shines on Israel, the chosen people, but that is meant for the whole world, a light that is a beacon summoning all the nations. And that Light is Jesus Christ himself. As the prophets predicted, this Light is the illumination of…
Days of Silent Stillness: Like Chesterton, You Are Allowed Two
by Elizabeth Scalia . December 26, 2019 .
Following the Star
by Bishop Robert Barron . January 6, 2019 .
Our modern culture suggests a tension between spirituality and religion. But the Magi in today’s Gospel demonstrate that when spirituality is lifted up by revelation—when the Magi are told by the religious leaders where the Messiah is to be born—we find the object of our spiritual longing.