Faithful and Intelligent? The Catholic Intellectual Tradition and You
by Bishop Robert Barron . March 19, 2015 .
What is faith exactly? Does faith stand the test of scientific advancements? Where does philosophy fit into Catholic theology? What about morality? Fr. Robert Barron addressed these questions at Duke University's Goodson Chapel on March 19, 2015, in an event hosted by the Duke Catholic Center.
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.
The Spirituality of Pain
by Bishop Robert Barron . February 8, 2015 .
Why would an all-powerful and all-loving God allow his people to suffer so much? That's one of the oldest and most difficult theological questions. Our first reading from Job and our Gospel from Mark provide some fascinating answers.
Adam, David, and Jesus
by Bishop Robert Barron . December 21, 2014 .
Adam had a kingly mission. However, he became a bad king. David was meant to restore kingship to its proper form. However, he failed too. But Christ, the Lord, is the King who sets everything aright and restores creation. His kingdom rivals all others.
Mark’s Gospel and the Victory of God
by Bishop Robert Barron . December 12, 2014 .
The beginning of St. Mark's Gospel contains, in a sense, the whole Gospel message. It expresses the euangelion, the good news of Christ the King, whose victory over death brings salvation to God's people. Everyone is invite to come under the reign of this newborn king.
What the Media Got Wrong about Pope Francis and Evolution
by Joe Heschmeyer . November 17, 2014 .
Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow’s Inadvertent Proof for God
by Joe Heschmeyer . October 21, 2014 .