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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:…

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 Art of Letting Go

by Rachel Bulman . December 20, 2019 .

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.

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