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Sexuality, Love, and Marriage

by Bishop Robert Barron . October 4, 2015 .

This week's readings offer a reflection on human sexuality, love and marriage. These readings show us that sexuality is a good, joyful thing when it is ordered towards, and transfigured by, love.

Bishop Barron on Nature and the Biblical God

by Bishop Robert Barron . August 13, 2015 .

The actress Julia Roberts appears in a new series of YouTube videos which have become YouTube sensations. Famous actors and actresses voice different aspects of the natural world, from the ocean, to the rain forest, to redwood trees. Roberts herself plays Mother Nature and though at first her video advocacy may seem to be little more than environmental extremism, the video makes theological significant points about nature's relationships to us and to God.

Mother Nature is One Unreliable Lady

by Bishop Robert Barron . August 11, 2015 .

The actress Julia Roberts appears in a new series of YouTube videos which have become YouTube sensations. Famous actors and actresses voice different aspects of the natural world, from the ocean, to the rain forest, to redwood trees. Roberts herself plays Mother Nature and though at first her video advocacy may seem to be little more than environmental extremism, the video makes theological significant points about nature's relationships to us and to God.

Laudato Si and Romano Guardini

by Bishop Robert Barron . June 23, 2015 .

As I read through Pope Francis' new encyclical, ''Laudato Si,'' I saw, on practically every page, the influence of theologian Romano Guardini. It is only through Guardini's distinctive view on modernity that this encyclical can be properly understood.

The Storm at Sea

by Bishop Robert Barron . June 21, 2015 .

The story of Jesus calming the storm at sea is an archetypal description of the church down through the ages. We find ourselves in the midst of storms, but as long as Christ sails with us, we can find peace.

The Good Shepherd

by Bishop Robert Barron . April 26, 2015 .

Jesus sums up a long Biblical tradition when he says 'I am the good shepherd.' The prophets and the psalmist had yearned for a time when God himself would come to shepherd his people Israel. This yearning is realized in Jesus himself. What makes him good? The Gospel for today specifies two things: his willingness to lay down his life for his sheep, and the fact that he knows his sheep personally, recognizing their voices.

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