The Word That Accomplishes Its Purpose
by Bishop Robert Barron . July 12, 2020 .
This week, we hear from the book of the prophet Isaiah, and the theme of this short passage is the Word of God. How wonderful that we are hearing one of the greatest speakers of the Word precisely on this topic. How central to ancient Israelite religion was the Word!…
The Strange Doctrine of the Trinity
by Bishop Robert Barron . June 3, 2020 .
Today we come to the wonderful Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. The Trinity: the strangest and most distinctive of all of the doctrines of Christianity; the preacher’s nightmare; the ultimate Rubik’s cube of theology. The Trinity has been characterized in a number of ways—some good, some bad—and we invoke…
Aquinas’ Way to God: Arguing Essence and Existence
by Pat Flynn . May 11, 2020 .
Bishop Barron on Governor Cuomo and the Nature of God
by Bishop Robert Barron . April 23, 2020 .
A recent remark made by Governor Cuomo in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic was characterized by a misunderstanding of God that is all too common, even among believers.
Governor Cuomo and God’s Noncompetitive Transcendence
by Bishop Robert Barron . April 21, 2020 .
Last week, Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York, made a rather interesting theological observation. Commenting on the progress that his state has made in fighting the coronavirus, and praising the concrete efforts of medical personnel and ordinary citizens, he said, “The number is down because we brought the number…
God’s Great Yes to Humanity
by Bishop Robert Barron . April 12, 2020 .
Easter Sunday represents God’s great yes to humanity. Throughout history, humanity has turned its back on God, but the Lord has constantly sent rescue operations to bring us back into community with him. The Resurrection of Christ is the definitive rescue operation and is our great hope for salvation. Mass…
Bishop Barron on the Coronavirus, Catastrophe, and Contingency
by Bishop Robert Barron . April 2, 2020 .
The coronavirus and other catastrophes are but dramatic examples of a general truth about the nature of things, a truth that we all know in our bones but that we choose, typically, to cover up or overlook.
Tragedy, Contingency, and a Deeper Sense of God
by Bishop Robert Barron . March 31, 2020 .
I have lived in Santa Barbara, California for the past four years. In that brief time, my neighbors and I have experienced a number of real tragedies. Just over two years ago, the terrible Thomas Fire broke out in my pastoral region, in the vicinity of Thomas Aquinas College (hence…