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Hospitalland and the Divinization of One’s Passivities

by Bishop Robert Barron . May 26, 2015 .

Last week, I spent six days in the hospital. The hospital has its own unique rhythm, customs, and language, which provide an opportunity to purge our attachments and let God work out his purposes even through our suffering.

ISIS and the Cross

by Bishop Robert Barron . March 20, 2015 .

The ISIS terrorist group recently released a brutal video titled “A Message in Blood to the Nation of the Cross.” Up and down the centuries, tyrants and their lackeys have thought that they could wipe out the followers of Jesus through acts of violence. But as Tertullian observed long ago, the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church.

A Message in Blood: ISIS and the Meaning of the Cross

by Bishop Robert Barron . February 26, 2015 .

The ISIS terrorist group recently released a brutal video titled “A Message in Blood to the Nation of the Cross.” Up and down the centuries, tyrants and their lackeys have thought that they could wipe out the followers of Jesus through acts of violence. But as Tertullian observed long ago, the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church.

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.

Venerating the Cross

by Bishop Robert Barron . September 14, 2014 .

When we live in convenient darkness, unaware of our sins, we will never make spiritual progress. We need the light, however painful it is. Once that light reveals to us our sin and dysfunction, then we can rise. That's what we discover on the cross of Jesus. We meet our own sin, and we also meet the merciful savior, who has taken that sin upon himself in order to swallow it up.

"But for Wales…?"

by Bishop Robert Barron . August 31, 2014 .

All must be aware of the possibility of losing one's soul in pursuit of gaining the world. One will inevitably face opposition from the world. Will you give in? Christ's demand of love is difficult and many do not want to follow it because it entails suffering. But in order to follow Christ you must consciously and purposely walk the path of suffering love.

The Persecution of Christians in the Middle East

by Bishop Robert Barron . August 11, 2014 .

Though you would never guess it from the paucity of coverage in the major news media, there is a fierce persecution of Christians going on in the Middle East. Fr. Barron comments the latest wave of violence.

Grace

by Bishop Robert Barron . August 3, 2014 .

Our readings for this weekend are filled with grace, the free gift that God is. Our relationship with God gets off on the wrong foot the moment we see it in an "economic" or calculating way. God, who needs nothing from us, simply wants to share his life with us. And this is why he says, through the prophet Isaiah, "All you who are thirsty, come to the water!"

Fr. Barron on Hans Urs von Balthasar (Part 2 of 2)

by Bishop Robert Barron . May 19, 2014 .

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

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