Kobe Bryant and the Three-Point Lesson of His Life
by Rachel Bulman . February 3, 2020 .
The Martyrs and a Higher World
by Bishop Robert Barron . November 10, 2019 .
The story conveyed in our first reading from the second book of Maccabees is one that resonates up and down the ages, that still stirs our hearts today. It’s the story of a martyr’s death. We can talk about heaven, we can speculate about it, we can write learned treatises about it, and we can hope for it. But up and down the centuries, it is the martyrs—from the ancient Maccabees to the Christians slain by ISIS—that most vividly witness to the promise of heaven. They literally bet their lives on it.
Boasting in the Cross
by Bishop Robert Barron . July 7, 2019 .
St. Paul tells us in our second reading that he boasts in the cross of Jesus. To any of his hearers in the first century this would have sounded like madness. Paul can boast in this shameful thing precisely because God has raised Jesus from death and thereby placed the world—the realm of hatred, violence, and division—under judgment. Now we must have the courage to leave the world and enter into the new creation, which is the Body of Christ.
Bishop Barron on “John Wick: Chapter 3”
by Bishop Robert Barron . June 20, 2019 .
As I watched the third installment of the “John Wick” franchise, I thought of the nineteenth-century German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer and his metaphor for life and death.
Bringing Death Into Light Because Everyone Suffers
by Elizabeth Scalia . June 20, 2019 .