From Darkness to Light: An Advent Meditation
We are the people walking in darkness.
by Dr. Holly Ordway . December 19, 2018 .
What Makes a “Holiday”? A Theory of Festivity
What does it mean to celebrate?
by Joe Heschmeyer . December 18, 2018 .
Advent and the Nature of the Church
Christ comes in history, in mystery, and in glory.
by Fr. Steve Grunow . December 10, 2018 .
Mountains and Valleys
by Bishop Robert Barron . December 9, 2018 .
In our Gospel for today, Luke invokes the most significant cultural and political players of that time and place; but then, just as he did in the Christmas story, he pulls the rug out from under us. The word of God, the definitive guide to life, came not to one of the major players in their palaces, but to this isolated oddball, this mad prophet wearing animal skins and eating locusts. And this oddball prophet, who speaks the word of God, is ushering in a whole new way of ordering one’s life.
A New Fixed Star
by Bishop Robert Barron . December 2, 2018 .
This Sunday is New Year’s Day, in the liturgical sense of the term. With the first Sunday of Advent, we commence the liturgical year of 2019. And New Year’s day is always a good time for resolutions, taking stock, starting over again. I want to interpret our Gospel for this Sunday, which portrays Jesus is full apocalyptic mode, in that spirit.
Building a House
by Bishop Robert Barron . December 24, 2017 .
The readings for this dramatic fourth Sunday of Advent put us in the heart of a deep and abiding mystery: the mystery of God’s providence. Just when we are tempted to say, “nothing makes sense,” the Bible interrupts us to say, “wait.” God works in subtle ways, and often it takes years, even centuries, for God’s plan fully to be realized.