Bishop Barron on Netflix’s “Unorthodox” and the Modern Myth of Origins
by Bishop Robert Barron . May 28, 2020 .
In my newest video commentary, I talk about “Unorthodox,” a mini-series that debuted on Netflix a few weeks ago. It’s an admittedly compelling and well-acted drama, but more than a little problematic.
“Unorthodox” and the Modern Myth of Origins
by Bishop Robert Barron . May 26, 2020 .
Unorthodox, a mini-series that debuted on Netflix a few weeks ago, is the story of a young woman who escapes from her oppressive Hasidic community in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and finds freedom with a group of welcoming friends in Berlin. I offer this description with tongue pretty firmly in cheek, because,…
Bishop Barron on “St. Catherine of Siena: Mystic of Fire, Preacher of Freedom”
by Bishop Robert Barron . April 17, 2020 .
I’m excited to tell you about this new book published by our Word on Fire Institute. It’s titled St. Catherine of Siena: Mystic of Fire, Preacher of Freedom and is by Fr. Paul Murray, OP, a Fellow of our Word on Fire Institute. Learn more here:…
Malick’s “A Hidden Life”: The Cost of Conscience (Part II)
by Jennifer Frey . March 18, 2020 .
Freedom: George Michael’s Gospel Song Missed the Good News
by Robert Mixa . February 25, 2020 .
Choosing to Keep the Commandments
by Bishop Robert Barron . February 16, 2020 .
Our first reading for this weekend is taken from a book that we don’t consult that frequently in the course of the liturgical year—namely, the book of Sirach. It is presented as a series of sayings of Jeshua ben Sira, a wise Jewish elder. Our reading is taken from the…
The Cost of Discipleship
by Bishop Robert Barron . September 8, 2019 .
Our Gospel for today is breathtaking, first for what it says about Jesus and second for what it says about us. Jesus compels a choice the way no other figure does. Either he is who he says he is, or he is a bad man. The bland middle way that he is a great teacher simply won’t do. In the presence of the one who makes such an extraordinary claim, we have to make a decision.