Into the Cacophony of Sin
by Bishop Robert Barron . April 5, 2020 .
On Palm Sunday, we are privileged to listen to one of the great Passion narratives. In Matthew’s account, we see Jesus as a still-point in the maelstrom, as God’s fidelity amidst a cacophony of sin. In the course of the Passion, Jesus confronts betrayal, laziness, violence, untruth, abuse of power,…
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,…
By the Waters of Meribah
by Bishop Robert Barron . March 15, 2020 .
Our first reading for today is the famous quarreling of Israel by the waters of Meribah in the book of Exodus. We find the chosen people in the midst of the desert—which is to say, in the process of conversion, on the way from the slavery of sin to the…
“God Don’t Never Change”: Try Lent With a Little Blind Willie Johnson
by Matthew Becklo . March 9, 2020 .
Listening to a Higher Voice
by Bishop Robert Barron . March 8, 2020 .
Last week, we looked at the familiar material from the third chapter of Genesis. God’s human creatures fell, precisely in the measure that they stopped listening to the voice of God and listened to the voices of the tempter and their own desires. This week, in chapter twelve, we see…
With Lent: To Awaken One Day on the Shoulder of God
by Dr. Tod Worner . March 2, 2020 .
Hello, Original Sin! Adam and Eve Meet Vulnerability and Accountability
by Elizabeth Scalia . February 27, 2020 .
“Moonstruck” Delivers a Great Ash Wednesday Homily
by Elizabeth Scalia . February 26, 2020 .
The Disobedience of Adam and Eve
by Bishop Robert Barron . March 1, 2020 .
We enter once more into the very holy season of Lent: a time of preparation; a desert time; a time of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving; a time to return to the basics. And so how wonderful that the Church gives us, for this first Sunday of Lent, a passage from…