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Bishop Barron on Advent: Dreaming Big

by Bishop Robert Barron . December 19, 2019 .

The first reading and Gospel for the fourth Sunday of Advent remind us that religion is not about sufficiently impressing a reluctant God, but rather opening our hearts and minds to the great things God wants to do for us.

God Comes to Reign

by Bishop Robert Barron . December 17, 2019 .

I am sure that every religious person, every believer in God, at some point wonders, “Why doesn’t God just straighten everything out?” Why doesn’t the all-powerful and all-loving Creator of the universe simply deal with the injustice, suffering, violence, and sin that so bedevil his world? Well, we can hear…

Dios viene a reinar

by Bishop Robert Barron . December 17, 2019 .

Estoy seguro de que cada persona religiosa, cada creyente en Dios, en algún momento se pregunta: “¿Por qué Dios no arregla todo?”. ¿Por qué el Creador del universo, todopoderoso y amoroso, no se encarga de la injusticia, el sufrimiento, la violencia y el pecado que tanto afligen a su mundo?…

What You Hear and See

by Bishop Robert Barron . December 15, 2019 .

On this third Sunday of Advent, we hear for the first time this season of the great figure of John the Baptist. It’s not really possible to understand Jesus apart from his precursor. All four Gospels compel us to come to grips with John. His job is always the same:…

The Messiah’s Work

by Bishop Robert Barron . December 8, 2019 .

Last week, I spoke of preparing for the coming of the Lord using the great image from the second chapter of Isaiah: the Lord’s holy mountain. How do we make this mountain the highest mountain? On this second Sunday of Advent, I want to follow the Church as she invites…

Bishop Barron on Advent and God’s Holy Mountain

by Bishop Robert Barron . December 1, 2019 .

As we begin the Advent season, here are some reflections on the second chapter of the prophet Isaiah. The Church proposes his great image of God’s holy mountain as a spiritual challenge and point of meditation.

Getting the House in Order

by Bishop Robert Barron . December 1, 2019 .

We come once again to Advent, the beginning of the liturgical year and the great season of waiting. Christian life has a permanent Advent quality, for we are always expecting the coming of the Lord. Now, Jesus came, he will definitively come, and he is coming even now—for the risen…

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