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Forgiveness

All Things Work Together for Good

by Bishop Robert Barron . July 30, 2017 .

Our second reading for this weekend is taken from the end of the eighth chapter of Paul’s magnificent letter to the Romans. In this great book of the Bible, we learn that in Christ, God has disclosed his providential plan whereby he intends to reconcile all things to himself. I don’t know about you, but those words always give me comfort and peace.

No Fear of Death

by Bishop Robert Barron . July 2, 2017 .

In our second reading for this week, St. Paul reminds the Christian community in Rome that baptism means an immersion into the dying of the Lord. In his first letter to the Corinthians, he had similarly told his followers that every eucharist is a participation in the dying of Christ. Why this preoccupation with death? Because it is only through this journey into Christ's death and resurrection that we can effectively conquer the fear of death, which tends to cramp us spiritually. Once we have died witih Jesus, we can walk "in newness of life."

The Mystical Union of Christ and His Church

by Bishop Robert Barron . April 23, 2017 .

Jesus has come to bring us the divine life. Under his influence we become peaceful, unafraid, evangelizing, and forgiving. Through the Church, saints are made. This is because Christ is at the very center of the Church.

Bishop Barron on The Charleston Tragedy and Forgiveness

by Bishop Robert Barron . February 9, 2017 .

On June 17, 2015 a man entered a church in Charleston, South Carolina and killed 9 people, all African Americans, including their senior pastor and injured one other person. During his trial the murderer showed no remorse. In utter contrast to his wickedness, the victims' families demonstrated a love so radical in forgiveness that they became an icon of the living God.

Fire and Muck

by Dr. Tom Neal . February 1, 2017 .

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Bishop Barron on “Ben-Hur”

by Bishop Robert Barron . September 22, 2016 .

Roma Downey and Mark Burnett have produced a new instantiation of the epic film, “Ben-Hur”. What principally differentiates it from the 1959 Charlton Heston version is its greater stress on the strange power of Christ to bring about forgiveness—an emphasis much needed today.

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Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, a Tale of Grace

by Bishop Robert Barron . August 16, 2016 .

Roma Downey and Mark Burnett have produced a new instantiation of the epic film, “Ben-Hur”. What principally differentiates it from the 1959 Charlton Heston version is its greater stress on the strange power of Christ to bring about forgiveness—an emphasis much needed today.

Mercy and the Cross

by Bishop Robert Barron . July 27, 2016 .

Bishop Barron's talk at the 2016 World Youth Day “Night of Mercy” event hosted by the Knights of Columbus on July 27, 2016. Over 25,000 young people were present at the Tauron Arean in Kraków, Poland to hear the message of mercy.

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