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Bishop Barron on Social Media and the Catholic Culture of Contempt

by Bishop Robert Barron . July 9, 2020 .

Friends, Catholics must stop tearing each other apart online. We should be outraged by those who send virulent comments to one another, preventing actually fruitful evangelical conversation. Calumny, the mean-spirited accusation of another person, is a violation of both charity and justice. Who could possibly blame a non-believer for thinking,…

Elisha and the Shunemite Woman

by Bishop Robert Barron . June 28, 2020 .

Our first reading for this weekend is taken from the marvelous second book of Kings, and it deals with the prophet Elisha, who was the chosen successor of the prophet Elijah. The narrative is, on one level, very simple and charming, but it also presents a kind of icon of…

Pentecost and the Fires in Our Cities

by Bishop Robert Barron . May 31, 2020 .

It is in a way providential that the Feast of Pentecost arrives this year just as our country is going through a convulsive social crisis. For the Holy Spirit, whose coming we celebrate on Pentecost, is a power meant to transform the world, or in the language of Psalm 104,…

The Birthday of the Church: One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic

by Bishop Robert Barron . May 31, 2020 .

On this great feast of Pentecost, I would like to say “happy birthday” to every Catholic listening to me, for we hold, in our traditional theology, that Pentecost is the birthday of the Church. It would behoove us on this our birthday to reflect on the nature of the Church.

An Icon of the Church

by Bishop Robert Barron . May 10, 2020 .

For this fifth Sunday of the Easter season, I should like to return to our consideration of the Acts of the Apostles. Our passage for today is taken from the beginning of the sixth chapter of Acts, and it concerns the Church—its growth, its unity, and its structure—in a way…

Bishop Barron on Three Ecclesiastical Lessons from the Quarantine

by Bishop Robert Barron . April 30, 2020 .

In my newest video commentary, I offer three insights on the nature of the Church that have emerged with special clarity during this pandemic.

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