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Grace, Nature, and What Advent Is Finally About

by Bishop Robert Barron . December 22, 2015 .

Nature is not negated by grace but is rather completed and perfected by grace.To be dipped into this grace, through Christ and the Holy Spirit, is what the season of Advent is finally about.

Baptism in the Holy Spirit

by Bishop Robert Barron . December 13, 2015 .

Our Gospel for this third Sunday of Advent is of extraordinary importance, for it speaks to us of the transformation, the transfiguration of the self, which is unique to Christianity. To be baptized in the Holy Spirit is to be immersed in the ocean of the divine love. When we are dipped into this reality, we become capable of something that neither Aristotle nor Plato nor the Founding Fathers nor the prophets themselves dreamed possible: we can love with the very love of God.

Priest, Prophet, and King

by Bishop Robert Barron . January 11, 2015 .

All the baptized participate in Christ. Since Christ is the fulfillment of the priest, prophet, and king that means that all the baptized are those as well. Although this statement may seem odd since we do not naturally think of ourselves this way, we must become more conscious of what it means to be grafted onto Christ. Our baptism grafts us onto the Body of Christ, making us all share in His Person. If his Person is priest, prophet, and king, then so are we.

Meeting of Heaven and Earth

by Bishop Robert Barron . June 1, 2014 .

The mysterious and wonderful feast of the Ascension of the Lord which celebrates Christ glorified "at the right hand of the Father". The key to unlocking the marvels of this event is to recover a specifically Biblical understanding of the relationship of heaven and earth.

Temple Talk

by Bishop Robert Barron . May 18, 2014 .

This week's readings all have to do with the holy temple in Jerusalem. The temple was the meeting place of divinity and humanity and was the focal point of Jewish life in Israel. We should all be living temples in our own way and bring God to the rest of the world.

Coming to See

by Bishop Robert Barron . March 30, 2014 .

This week's Gospel from John tells us the story of the man born blind. Jesus offers the blind man healing and the man accepts Jesus and is conformed to him.

Priests, Prophets, Kings

by Bishop Robert Barron . February 14, 2014 .

The three characterizations of Christ's saving action in the world can be applied to our own spiritual lives.

Isaiah and Paul

by Bishop Robert Barron . January 19, 2014 .

This week's readings reveal Isaiah and Paul as missionaries, as evangelists. Isaiah's mission is to unite the people of Israel, and then spread the same light the the rest of the world. Paul recognizes that Christ is the fulfillment of Isaiah's mission and offers himself as a servant of that fulfillment.

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