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Bubbles, Everything is Bubbles

by Bishop Robert Barron . July 31, 2016 .

The readings for this weekend have a tremendous cohesiveness. They all speak to a truth about our world that is hard to take in, that has to be repeated to each generation afresh, a truth that many older people have an easier time understanding than young people: nothing in this world lasts.

Capitalism and Catholic Social Teaching

by Bishop Robert Barron . February 25, 2016 .

Bishop Robert Barron's keynote talk at the 2016 Conference on Business & Ethics hosted by the Orange Catholic Foundation on capitalism and Catholic social teaching.

Bishop Barron on Pope Francis and Catholic Social Teaching

by Bishop Robert Barron . July 20, 2015 .

In the wake of the publication of Pope Francis’s encyclical letter ''Laudato Si'', and of the Pope’s recent speeches in Latin America, many supporters of capitalism might be forgiven for thinking that His Holiness has something against them. But Pope Francis’s remarks, though strong, even a bit exaggerated, in the prophetic manner, are best understood in the framework of Catholic social teaching.

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!"

Pope Francis and "The Religious Sense"

by Bishop Robert Barron . May 6, 2013 .

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

No Temple in the New Jerusalem

by Bishop Robert Barron . May 5, 2013 .

In this week's reading from the Book of Revelation the narrator describes the arrival of the Holy City of the New Jerusalem. The visionary sees a great city and notes that there is no temple because the whole city has become a temple, a place of right praise. God created the whole world to shine in the divine light, and the visionary sees the fulfillment of this hope.

The Good News of the Apocalypse

by Bishop Robert Barron . November 18, 2012 .

Today's readings deal with the end of time and the great cosmic battle. In the Gospels, Christ fights against the powers of darkness, defeats them through the Resurrection, and brings His people together.

Paul Ryan and Catholic Social Teaching

by Bishop Robert Barron . August 23, 2012 .

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

The Great Both/And of Catholic Social Teaching

by Bishop Robert Barron . August 20, 2012 .

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

The Anti-Catholic, Un-American HHS Mandate

by Bishop Robert Barron . February 13, 2012 .

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

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