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Bishop Barron on “The Crown” and the Primacy of Grace

by Bishop Robert Barron . December 10, 2019 .

Have you seen season three of “The Crown”? Here is my new video commentary on how this marvelously written program explores one of the great fault lines in Christianity— namely, the divide between auto-salvation and salvation through grace.

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“The Crown” and the Primacy of Grace

by Bishop Robert Barron . December 3, 2019 .

Like, I daresay, most of the English-speaking world, these past couple of years I’ve been watching episodes of The Crown, the beautifully filmed, marvelously written program on the life and times of Queen Elizabeth II. The series deals with the psychological dynamics within the royal family as well as with…

“The Crown” y el primado de la gracia

by Bishop Robert Barron . December 3, 2019 .

Me atrevo a decir que, como la mayor parte del mundo angloparlante, estos dos últimos años he estado viendo episodios de The Crown, el programa maravillosamente filmado y escrito sobre la vida y los tiempos de la reina Isabel II. La serie trata de la dinámica psicológica de la familia…

The Martyrs and a Higher World

by Bishop Robert Barron . November 10, 2019 .

The story conveyed in our first reading from the second book of Maccabees is one that resonates up and down the ages, that still stirs our hearts today. It’s the story of a martyr’s death. We can talk about heaven, we can speculate about it, we can write learned treatises about it, and we can hope for it. But up and down the centuries, it is the martyrs—from the ancient Maccabees to the Christians slain by ISIS—that most vividly witness to the promise of heaven. They literally bet their lives on it.

Faith the Size of a Mustard Seed

by Bishop Robert Barron . October 6, 2019 .

Last week, I plunged for the second time into the world of the Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything). I can’t tell you how many participants in the AMA posed some version of this question: How could an all-loving God possibly countenance so much violence, suffering, and pain? Most questioners turned…

The Hero’s Journey

by Bishop Robert Barron . August 11, 2019 .

The Jungian psychologist Jordan Peterson is, in many ways, an early twenty-first century version of Joseph Campbell, and perhaps the central archetype that they both explored is that of the hero’s journey. As both Campbell and Peterson have recognized, the Bible is a treasure trove of hero’s journey stories. But…

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