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Seek First the Kingdom of God

by Bishop Robert Barron . February 26, 2017 .

“Seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness, and the rest will be given to you.” Make God the center of your life, and you will be spiritually ordered in Christ's image. But if you make wealth and security your center, you will be empty. You make the choice: will God be your center?

Rich Man, Poor Man

by Bishop Robert Barron . September 25, 2016 .

Friends, I have spent the past 12 days in Rome for “baby Bishop school”, and just returned today. As such, I asked my Word on Fire team to reach into our archives for this week’s sermon. I’ll be working on new sermons, articles, and video commentaries in the days and weeks ahead. But in the meantime, I hope that this archived sermon will help you to understand and personally appropriate the Scriptures for this Sunday, which remind us that we cannot remain indifferent to the poor, whom the Lord has determined to be a privileged route of access to his life and presence.

A Warning Bell in the Night

by Bishop Robert Barron . September 18, 2016 .

Most of us spur into action when we believe that our financial state is in dire straits. Why don't we act in the same way in regards to our spiritual state? Today people need the same spiritual concern that people had in the past. They need to want to establish a relationship with God, that which is of paramount importance. So wake up, and place God at the center of your life!

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.

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