Bishop Barron on The Book of Daniel
by Bishop Robert Barron . December 10, 2015 .
Toward the end of the liturgical year, Catholics hear at Mass from the mysterious, often confounding, and utterly fascinating book of Daniel. The book displays a hidden truth, indeed raising the curtain on a new world.
Master, I Want to See
by Bishop Robert Barron . October 25, 2015 .
The story of the healing of blind Bartimaeus is a spiritual icon of enormous power. Bartimaeus is evocative of anyone who, aware of his sin, blindness, and incapacity, hears the summons of Jesus to come into the Church, the place where vision will be restored.
Ascension Sunday: The Relationship Between Heaven and Earth
by Bishop Robert Barron . May 17, 2015 .
We tend to read the Ascension along enlightenment lines, as if Christ has gone to a distant, irrelevant place. The reality point is this: Jesus, in ascending into heaven, has not gone "up, up, and away." Rather, he has gone to heaven to direct operations more fully here on earth. Jesus has not abandoned earth, but rather, he intends to return in order to bring about the full reconciliation of heaven and earth. In the mean time, he has commissioned his follows to begin that work now... within the Church.
The Ark, the Mass, and Re-Ordering the World
by Bishop Robert Barron . February 22, 2015 .
As Lent commences, the pews will be filled with people escaping the chaos of the modern world and finding a place of peace and order within the ship-like safety of the Church. In today's readings, we hear the peculiar story of Noah in the book of Genesis, which correlates with the Mass. We find in the ark a remnant of God's right order as he remakes the world through the purifying waters of the flood. We, too, are called to preserve the life of the world within the symbolic "ark" of the Church, but only to let that life out for the good of the World.