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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.

Bishop Barron on Daniel Berrigan and Non-Violence

by Bishop Robert Barron . May 19, 2016 .

We recently saw the passing of Fr. Daniel Berrigan, S.J., an advocate of non-violence and one of the most provocative and controversial religious figures of his time. His death helps us remember that even as we hold to the legitimacy of violence under prescribed circumstances, so we hold to the legitimacy of non-violent forms of resistance, again, under the right circumstances. Precisely by living now as we will all live in the eschaton, advocates of non-violence plant the seeds of eternal life in the soil of the fallen world.

Daniel Berrigan and Non-Violence

by Bishop Robert Barron . May 10, 2016 .

Last week saw the passing of Fr. Daniel Berrigan, S.J., an advocate of non-violence and one of the most provocative and controversial religious figures of his time. His death helps us remember that even as we hold to the legitimacy of violence under prescribed circumstances, so we hold to the legitimacy of non-violent forms of resistance, again, under the right circumstances. Precisely by living now as we will all live in the eschaton, advocates of non-violence plant the seeds of eternal life in the soil of the fallen world.

New Heavens, New Earth

by Bishop Robert Barron . April 24, 2016 .

Throughout the Easter season, we’ve had the privilege of reading from the book of Revelation, the final book of the Bible, the place where the entire Scriptural revelation comes to its climax. Our passage for this Sunday is taken from the 21st chapter, the penultimate chapter of the book. Hence, it is, if you will, the ringing finale of the entire Bible, the terminus ad quem of all of Scripture.

Advent and the Shaking of the Kingdoms

by Bishop Robert Barron . November 29, 2015 .

Our Gospel for this first Sunday of Advent begins where the readings for the end of last liturgical year left off, namely, with apocalyptic musings. We're encouraged to look for the Son of Man, coming on the clouds of heaven, which signals the end of the world as we know it. But the Son of man is coming on the clouds of heaven even now in the life of the Church. Even now the true king, the successor of David, is in our midst. But we need eyes trained by the liturgy to see him.

Ascension Sunday: The Relationship Between Heaven and Earth

by Bishop Robert Barron . May 17, 2015 .

We tend to read the Ascension along enlightenment lines, as if Christ has gone to a distant, irrelevant place. The reality point is this: Jesus, in ascending into heaven, has not gone "up, up, and away." Rather, he has gone to heaven to direct operations more fully here on earth. Jesus has not abandoned earth, but rather, he intends to return in order to bring about the full reconciliation of heaven and earth. In the mean time, he has commissioned his follows to begin that work now... within the Church.

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