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Martha, Mary, and the Attitude of Discipleship

by Bishop Robert Barron . July 21, 2019 .

Although the little story of Martha and Mary has been interpreted throughout the centuries as a parable dealing with the “active” and “contemplative” approach to the spiritual life, it can be read as Christ's invitation to all people to partake in his inner circle of discipleship. Christ overturned the social conventions of his time by summoning all people to discipleship. Thus, we must remove all barriers to discipleship for all people.

Hearing the Voice of God

by Bishop Robert Barron . July 14, 2019 .

During the twentieth century, moral relativism was in vogue in elite cultural circles, but now it is the dominant moral outlook of the broader culture. Against this, C.S. Lewis argued for “the universality and inescapability of the moral law.” Although there are subtle moral differences between cultures, if we look close enough, we can discern fundamental moral agreements. The Catholic tradition says that this moral bedrock is a reflection of the Eternal Law in the mind of God. It is the voice of God within us. Listen to that voice.

Walking Truly and Completely with Him

by Bishop Robert Barron . June 30, 2019 .

In the Gospel for this Sunday, Jesus clarifies that all worldly goods find their value in relation to Him. If we believe Jesus is the only Son of God, we must place our grudges, personal desires, and even our most sacred worldly obligations aside in order to walk truly and completely with Him.

Paul on the Areopagus: A Master Class in Evangelization

by Bishop Robert Barron . June 4, 2019 .

The account of St. Paul’s address on the Areopagus in Athens, found in the seventeenth chapter of the Acts of the Apostles, is a sort of master class in the evangelization of the culture, and anyone engaged today in that essential task should read it with care. The context for…

Pablo en el Areópago: Una clase magistral en evangelización

by Bishop Robert Barron . June 4, 2019 .

La narración del discurso de Pablo en el Areópago, que se encuentra en el capítulo diecisiete de los Hechos de los Apóstoles, es como una clase magistral de evangelización de la cultura, y cualquiera que se dedique a esta tarea hoy en día debería leerlo con cuidado. El contexto del…

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