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Begotten Not Made

by Bishop Robert Barron . June 16, 2019 .

Today the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. The Nicene Creed articulates the mystery of the Trinity with the wonderful phrase "begotten not made," meaning that the Son is not a creature but rather shares in the selfsame nature as the Father. The Holy Spirit is then the life-giving love breathed out between the Father and the Son.

Symphonic Faith

by Dr. Tom Neal . January 4, 2018 .

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Bishop Barron on “All The Light We Cannot See”

by Bishop Robert Barron . February 12, 2016 .

Anthony Doerr’s “All the Light We Cannot See”, which won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize, is one of the most beautiful and finely-crafted novels I have ever read. And it affirms a core religious truth, that both the visible and the invisible are real and that they wrap around one another in powerful ways.

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All That is Visible and Invisible

by Bishop Robert Barron . December 29, 2015 .

Anthony Doerr’s “All the Light We Cannot See”, which won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize, is one of the most beautiful and finely-crafted novels I have ever read. And it affirms a core religious truth, that both the visible and the invisible are real and that they wrap around one another in powerful ways.

Meeting of Heaven and Earth

by Bishop Robert Barron . June 1, 2014 .

The mysterious and wonderful feast of the Ascension of the Lord which celebrates Christ glorified "at the right hand of the Father". The key to unlocking the marvels of this event is to recover a specifically Biblical understanding of the relationship of heaven and earth.

Muslims, Christians, and Secularists

by Bishop Robert Barron . September 3, 2010 .

Another article from Fr. Barron and Word on Fire commenting on subjects from modern day culture.

The Guidance of the Holy Spirit

by Bishop Robert Barron . May 9, 2010 .

The first reading for this Sunday, taken from the fifteenth chapter of the Acts of the Apostles, is about the Council of Jerusalem that allowed Gentiles into the Church. This Council, like all councils, is full of disputes. But it must never be forgotten that the Holy Spirit is guiding and directing the Church.

One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic

by Bishop Robert Barron . May 11, 2008 .

The feast of Pentecost is the birthday of the church. Our readings show us the four major features of the church: it is one, holy, catholic, and apostolic. What do these four things mean? Listen to the sermon!

The Da Vinci Code (Part 1 of 2)

by Bishop Robert Barron . May 21, 2006 .

I don't like departing from the Scriptures in these homilies, but the appearance of the movie based upon the wildly popular novel The Da Vinci Code warrants a response. The central claim of the book--that Jesus is not divine--stands directly opposed to the central and defining claim of the Church. The Da Vinci Code argues that the divinity of Jesus was a fourth-century invention. Nothing could be further from the truth. This week and next, I will address this question and some others that arise from the Da Vinci Code.

Habemus Papam (Part 2 of 2)

by Bishop Robert Barron . May 8, 2005 .

This week I continue my exploration of the life, career, and work of our new Pope, Joseph Ratzinger. In the years after the council, a split occured in the ranks of the Conciliar progressives, some calling for deeper and broader reform and others calling for a more careful appropriation of Vatican II. Joseph Ratzinger, along with Henri de Lubac, Hans Urs von Balthasar, and Karol Wojtyla, belonged to this latter group. The commonality between Ratzinger and Wojtyla led to John Paul II's choice of Ratzinger as his Prefect for the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith.

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