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Daniel and the New Kingdom

by Bishop Robert Barron . November 15, 2015 .

Our first reading for this weekend is from the utterly fascinating book of Daniel. Daniel is an example of apocalyptic literature, and apocalyptic books reveal something of decisive significance. We see that significance when Jesus comes preaching the kingdom of God, by which he was taken to be announcing the fulfillment of the Daniel prophecy. This is the apocalypse, the great unveiling: a new kingdom has come, a dominion that will last forever.

Ephphatha

by Bishop Robert Barron . September 9, 2018 .

In this week’s Gospel, Jesus heals a man who is deaf and dumb. When we read this account at the spiritual level, we see that he cures those who are deaf to the Word of God and hence unable to speak it clearly. How relevant this message is to our own time!

Spiritual Food

by Bishop Robert Barron . August 12, 2018 .

In our first reading today, Elijah is dejected and requests that the Lord take his life. But an angel touches him and orders him to get up and eat. Strengthened by food, he journeys to the mountain of God, Horeb. We're all acquainted with the need for physical food, like Elijah, but we also need spiritual food. If we don't feed our souls, we will become spiritually lethargic and unhealthy. Where do we find that nourishment? The answer comes in John 6, our Gospel reading for today.

Eat Books

by Dr. Tom Neal . June 15, 2018 .

Fire and Mission (2018 FOCUS Talk)

by Bishop Robert Barron . January 2, 2018 .

Bishop Barron's opening keynote talk at the 2018 FOCUS Student Leadership Summit in Chicago, IL on January 2, 2018. Over 8,000 young Catholic leaders gathered to hear Bishop Barron speak about the Acts of the Apostles and our summons to mission.

Parable of the Talents

by Bishop Robert Barron . November 19, 2017 .

Your being increases in the measure that you give it away. That's the law of the gift, and it can be found from end to end of the Bible. One application of this law has to do with faith itself. Your faith will grow only in the measure that you give it away, sharing it with others.

Evangelizing the “Nones”

by Bishop Robert Barron . October 30, 2017 .

Bishop Barron's talk for the 30th annual “Erasmus Lecture” hosted by First Things at the Union League Club (New York, NY) on October 30, 2017.

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