Christ’s Identity and Mission
by Bishop Robert Barron . June 19, 2016 .
Today's Gospel presents Luke's version of the famous conversation that the Lord Jesus had with his disciples concerning his identity and mission. Authentic acceptance of Christ's identity and mission engenders in us a willingness to accept in our own lives the necessity and saving power of the cross.
The Wages of Sin
by Bishop Robert Barron . June 12, 2016 .
In today's first reading from 2 Samuel we learn about God's dealings with David, the Israelite king who put himself on a path of sin that culminated in adultery and murder. David is forgiven but also cleansed, purified, and brought back to obedience to God precisely through the suffering unleashed by this double-sin. From David we learn how God's grace is always available, but it is never cheap.
Mercy at the Cathedral
by Bishop Robert Barron . March 28, 2016 .
As a Church, we are called to bring the mercy of Christ to the world. But how can we become a more merciful people? Bishop Barron reflects on mercy during the "Mercy at the Cathedral" series on March 16, 2016 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, CA.
Vitae Spiritualis Ianua
by Bishop Robert Barron . January 10, 2016 .
The first Sacrament one can receive in the Church, Baptism, defines our relationship with Christ. In it, we are reborn as part of his mystical body, and are gifted the grace of God's love. Baptism lays the foundation for every other Sacrament we are to receive, and inextricably links us with the Trinity.
Kenneth Branagh’s Very Christian Cinderella
by Bishop Robert Barron . March 17, 2015 .
Kenneth Branagh’s “Cinderella” is the most surprising Hollywood movie of the year, not because it subverts the traditional fairy story, but because it presents it as a deeply Christian tale.
"Calvary" and the Underrated Virtue of Forgiveness
by Bishop Robert Barron . October 9, 2014 .
In the recently released film “Calvary," we witness the transformative power of the virtue of forgiveness, especially the Christ-like forgiveness that calls for self-sacrifice in love.