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.
Garry Wills’ "Why Priests?" Commentary by Fr. Robert Barron
by Bishop Robert Barron . March 7, 2013 .
Another video from Fr. Barron and Word on Fire commenting on subjects from modern day culture.
The Wedding Banquet that Overflows with Wine
by Bishop Robert Barron . January 20, 2013 .
We begin Ordinary Time with the wedding at Cana, a rich, spiritual story with great implications for the Church. Both weddings and wine are consistently used symbols in scripture, and each is utilized to a powerful degree to explain the Incarnation, grace, the Sacraments, and the fulfillment of God's love for us.
Really, Truly, and Substantially Present
by Bishop Robert Barron . August 26, 2012 .
The Lord Jesus is not speaking metaphorically about eating his flesh and drinking his blood - he has come to make of his own Body and Blood real food and drink. This revelation was and continues to be a stumbling block for many, but the faithful accept the mystery of the gift of Christ's Real Presence that is given to the Church in the Blessed Sacrament.
The Bread of Life, The Body of Christ
by Bishop Robert Barron . August 12, 2012 .
Today's readings are from First Kings and the sixth chapter of John's Gospel. Our passage for this weekend discusses the Eucharist as the necessary antidote for spiritual exhaustion. We all need the Body of Christ to nourish our souls and keep us in communion with God.
Life Lived in the Spirit
by Bishop Robert Barron . June 3, 2012 .
The Holy Spirit thrives on the actions we take and decisions we make out of love, joy, peace, patience and more. These aren't abstract ideas that result in an internal satisfaction, they have concrete ramifications, rippling out into the world and affecting real, good change. When we choose light over darkness, participate in the sacraments, the Holy Spirit fill us.