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"The Stoning of Soraya M." Commentary by Fr. Robert Barron

by Bishop Robert Barron . July 2, 2009 .

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

Bishop Barron on “The Shack”

by Bishop Robert Barron . June 15, 2009 .

“The Shack” has become an international phenomenon, sitting atop The New York Times bestseller list for months and now inspiring a blockbuster movie. It's a modern retelling of the Biblical story of Job, of a good and righteous man who confronts the problem of suffering. Though it has its faults, it's a book worth reading, especially if you've experienced serious suffering yourself.

Why Is There So Much Disorder In The Universe?

by Bishop Robert Barron . March 19, 2009 .

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

Allowing the Mask to Slip

by Bishop Robert Barron . February 19, 2009 .

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

Rejoice, Pray, Give Thanks

by Bishop Robert Barron . December 14, 2008 .

In our second reading from Paul's first letter to the Thessalonians, we hear the strange recommendation to pray always, rejoice in every circumstance, and give thanks at all times. How is this possible? Only when our lives have been radically reconfigured around Jesus Christ.

As High as the Heavens

by Bishop Robert Barron . September 21, 2008 .

The Biblical manner of dealing with the problem of evil is neither to deny the fact of evil nor the fact of God's existence. Rather, it is to stress the transcendence and inscrutability of God's ways. What looks like pure evil or dumb suffering to us finds its place within the providential plan of a mysterious God.

The Problem of Suffering

by Bishop Robert Barron . August 31, 2008 .

Most of the great religions and philosophies of the world center around the issue of suffering. Stoicism, Buddhism, Platonism all propose different paths to overcome suffering. Jesus proposes to his disciples the distinctively Christian path of embracing suffering in the act of self-sacrificial love.

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"The Dark Knight" Commentary by Fr. Robert Barron

by Bishop Robert Barron . July 30, 2008 .

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

The Dangerous Spirit

by Bishop Robert Barron . May 4, 2008 .

Jesus assures his disciples that, if they pray for it, the Holy Spirit will definitely come upon them with great power. At the same time, he reminds them that the presence of the Spirit always awakens opposition and persecution. So ask for the Holy Spirit, but be prepared to suffer on his account.

Back to Basics

by Bishop Robert Barron . February 10, 2008 .

For the first Sunday of Lent, the church brings us back to spiritual training camp and encourages us to review the basics. We are in the garden with Adam and Eve and in the desert with Jesus. When the devil approaches us, do we respond as they did, or as he did? Everything else will flow from that decision.

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