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Celibacy

Bishop Barron on Priestly Celibacy

by Bishop Robert Barron . June 7, 2018 .

Everything in this world—including sex, family, and worldly relationships—is good, but not ultimate. This is why, the Church is convinced, God chooses certain people to be celibate: in order to witness to a transcendent form of love.

Una Defensa del Celibato Sacerdotal

by Bishop Robert Barron . March 13, 2018 .

Todo en el mundo—incluso el sexo, la familia y las relaciones del mundo—es bueno, pero no permanentemente. Pero aunque la verdad sobre la finitud del realidades del mundo puede ser proclamada con palabras, la gente solo creerá en ella cuando pueda verla. Es por ello que la Iglesia está convencida de que Dios escoge a algunas personas para ser célibes: para ser testigos de una forma trascendente de amor.

A Case for Priestly Celibacy

by Bishop Robert Barron . March 13, 2018 .

Everything in this world—including sex, family, and worldly relationships—is good, but impermanently so. But while the non-ultimacy of worldly realities can and should be proclaimed through words, it will be believed only when people can see it. This is why, the Church is convinced, God chooses certain people to be celibate: in order to witness to a transcendent form of love.

Dave Rubin, the Pelvic Issues, and Larry David

by Bishop Robert Barron . February 1, 2017 .

I am very grateful to Dave Rubin for the interview and the opportunity to explore a number of issues related to faith and society. I just hope that his viewers can appreciate that there is a lot more to Christianity than the “pelvic issues.” An overriding preoccupation with sexual morality has served to undermine the work of evangelization.

Bishop Barron on Daniel Berrigan and Non-Violence

by Bishop Robert Barron . May 19, 2016 .

We recently saw the passing of Fr. Daniel Berrigan, S.J., an advocate of non-violence and one of the most provocative and controversial religious figures of his time. His death helps us remember that even as we hold to the legitimacy of violence under prescribed circumstances, so we hold to the legitimacy of non-violent forms of resistance, again, under the right circumstances. Precisely by living now as we will all live in the eschaton, advocates of non-violence plant the seeds of eternal life in the soil of the fallen world.

Daniel Berrigan and Non-Violence

by Bishop Robert Barron . May 10, 2016 .

Last week saw the passing of Fr. Daniel Berrigan, S.J., an advocate of non-violence and one of the most provocative and controversial religious figures of his time. His death helps us remember that even as we hold to the legitimacy of violence under prescribed circumstances, so we hold to the legitimacy of non-violent forms of resistance, again, under the right circumstances. Precisely by living now as we will all live in the eschaton, advocates of non-violence plant the seeds of eternal life in the soil of the fallen world.

Eternal Life

by Bishop Robert Barron . November 7, 2010 .

Today's Gospel reading tells us about the Sadducees trying to lead Jesus into a ridiculous conclusion. To them the Jewish teaching on marriage seems irrational. However, Jesus shows us that not everything that appears cloudy to our intellect is sub-rational. Rather, some times it may be supra-rational - beyond the finite intellect - making it rational, but the rationality of another dimension. The claims of Faith may not be comprehensible to our intellects now, but we believe that they will once we are in his eternal presence.

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