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Apocalypse and the Resurrection

by Bishop Robert Barron . November 17, 2013 .

As the liturgical year comes towards its end the Church considers apocalyptic Scriptures. This week's Gospel from Luke reveal the full significance of the Resurrection. The Resurrection of Jesus from the dead was a world changing event that altered everything in the human experience from religion to politics to nature.

Reflections on The Book of Revelation

by Bishop Robert Barron . November 14, 2013 .

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

The Resurrection of the Body

by Bishop Robert Barron . November 10, 2013 .

This week's reading from second Maccabees and Luke's gospel are wonderful meditations on the resurrection of the body. In second Maccabees seven brothers are executed for refusing to violate their religious laws, but they express hope and faith that they will get their bodies back in a glorified state after death. In the gospel Christ upholds the hope for a glorified redemption and resurrection of the body.

"The Shawshank Redemption" Commentary by Fr. Robert Barron

by Bishop Robert Barron . August 26, 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.

Fishers of Men

by Bishop Robert Barron . April 14, 2013 .

Today's reading from the Gospel of John offers a compelling meditation about the importance of Christ for the activities of the Church. Christians are meant to be fishers of men, but when we operate according to our own agendas and efforts we will catch nothing. We must act under the Lord's direction. If we follow Christ we will do great good indeed.

The More

by Bishop Robert Barron . February 24, 2013 .

There are moments in life when we sense that there is something more real, important and enduring than anything we normally experience. The story of the Transfiguration is a moment when The More breaks through. In these moments we feel God's presence strongly, and we must be awake when these breakthroughs happen.

The Tragedy at Newtown

by Bishop Robert Barron . December 18, 2012 .

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

Look to the Son of Man

by Bishop Robert Barron . December 2, 2012 .

At the start of this new liturgical year, we hear Luke's account of Jesus speaking about the end to all we believe to be permanent - the earth, the sky and order will all be disrupted. This isn't meant to scare us, but to remind us of what is permanent, on what we can depend. Jesus is the link to this stability and truth, and in this realization we may find unending peace.

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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