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"Apocalypto" Commentary by Fr. Robert Barron

by Bishop Robert Barron . June 8, 2007 .

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

"The Lord of the Rings" (Part 1 of 2) Commentary by Fr. Robert Barron

by Bishop Robert Barron . May 11, 2007 .

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

Martin Scorsese’s "The Departed" Commentary by Fr. Robert Barron

by Bishop Robert Barron . February 10, 2007 .

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

The Voice of Ambition

by Bishop Robert Barron . October 22, 2006 .

James and John want to sit at Jesus' right and left when the Lord comes into his glory. What they don't realize is that his glory is the moment of his crucifixion. To be at his right and his left at his enthronement is, therefore, to be crucified with him, to be willing to give oneself totally away. Be careful what you ask for!

The Two Become One Flesh

by Bishop Robert Barron . October 8, 2006 .

Our readings for this week are all about marriage. In the Catholic understanding, a married couple do not so much receive a sacrament as they become a sacrament. They realize that their marriage is not about them; rather it is a vehicle through which God's purposes are being worked out.

The True Davidic Messiah

by Bishop Robert Barron . September 17, 2006 .

Another homily from Fr. Robert Barron and Word on Fire Catholic Ministries.

The Cross is Our Peace

by Bishop Robert Barron . July 23, 2006 .

We continue our reading of Paul's extraordinary letter to the Ephesians. We hear that the cross of Jesus has broken down the wall of enmity which divided Jews and Gentiles. At the very center of Christianity is the conviction that the death of Jesus on the cross represented God's victory over all the dark forces that divide us. What looked like ultimate defeat was in fact God's triumph over the power of division.

The Five Act Drama

by Bishop Robert Barron . July 16, 2006 .

For the next several weeks, we are going to be reading from Paul's magnificent letter to the Ephesians. In our passage for today, we learn that we are situated within the context of a great theodrama, written and directed by God, and designed to lead us to eternal life. The Biblical drama has five acts: creation, the fall, the formation of Israel, Jesus Christ, and the Church. We read the Scriptures in order to discern the contours of that drama and, more importantly, our place within it.

The Mass and Sacrifice

by Bishop Robert Barron . June 18, 2006 .

For this feast of the Body and Blood of the Lord, I reflect on the Mass as a sacrifice. Sacrificial language runs right through all of our readings for today, just as it runs through the whole of Israelite history. In Jesus' sacrifice on the cross, God's fidelity unto death finally meets a human obedience unto death--and in that meeting, the covenant is fully realized, and salvation is accomplished. The Mass is the re-presenting of that world-changing event.

Christ Living His Life in You

by Bishop Robert Barron . May 14, 2006 .

Jesus Christ is infintely more than a moral ideal, a saint whom we admire from afar. In accord with the image from the Gospel for today, he is the vine upon which we have been grafted like branches. This means that he is our life blood, the very energy of our existence. Therefore we should read our lives this way: Jesus Christ is living his life in us.

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