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Lent

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,…

The Ordering of Love and the Awful Story of Abraham and Isaac

by Bishop Robert Barron . February 28, 2021 .

Friends, if the intention of an author is to convince people to read and think about what he’s written, the author of Sunday’s first reading has done his job well. We hear the deeply troubling story of Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his own son, Isaac. How do we reconcile God’s…

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