What “Unity in Diversity” Actually Means
by Bishop Robert Barron . May 23, 2021 .
Friends, we come today to the marvelous feast of Pentecost, a celebration of the Holy Spirit, the Church, and evangelical preaching. Pentecost reverses the cacophonous confusion at Babel. We see various languages, cultures, and identities come into concordance under God. In the same way, we must find unity in Christ…
Jesus Is the Way, the Truth, and the Life
by Bishop Robert Barron . May 16, 2021 .
Friends, in today’s Gospel, Jesus makes extraordinary observations about discipleship. He speaks about being enraptured by God, having exuberant joy, accepting scorn from persecutors, and being consecrated into truth. Mass Readings Reading 1 – Acts 1:1-11 Psalm –…
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…
Bearing Fruit: Notes from Readers on “The Word on Fire Bible”
by Peggy Pandaleon . March 15, 2021 .
God’s Great Yes to Humanity
by Bishop Robert Barron . April 12, 2020 .
Easter Sunday represents God’s great yes to humanity. Throughout history, humanity has turned its back on God, but the Lord has constantly sent rescue operations to bring us back into community with him. The Resurrection of Christ is the definitive rescue operation and is our great hope for salvation. Mass…