What Kind of Person Will You Be?
by Bishop Robert Barron . September 27, 2020 .
Our first reading for this weekend is taken from the eighteenth chapter of the book of the prophet Ezekiel—one of the four major prophets, along with Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Daniel. This chapter is worthy of careful attention, for it represents a sort of breakthrough in the moral consciousness of the…
Bishop Barron on Not Doing Evil That Good May Come
by Bishop Robert Barron . May 7, 2020 .
Even as we legitimately fight the great social evils of our time, we must remember Paul’s simple but trenchant principle: never do evil that good might come of it.
Why We Can’t Do Evil Even If Good May Come
by Bishop Robert Barron . May 5, 2020 .
There is a curious and intriguing passage in the third chapter of St. Paul’s letter to the Romans, which in the context of the missive seems almost tossed-off, but which has proven to be a cornerstone of Catholic moral theology for the past two thousand years. Responding to some of…
Suffering for Doing Good
by Bishop Robert Barron . May 3, 2020 .
For this fourth Sunday of Easter, I would like to concentrate on our second reading, which is from the first letter of Peter, a beautiful text that we consult only rarely in the course of the liturgical calendar. It seems eminently clear from the totality of this letter that it…
The Disobedience of Adam and Eve
by Bishop Robert Barron . March 1, 2020 .
We enter once more into the very holy season of Lent: a time of preparation; a desert time; a time of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving; a time to return to the basics. And so how wonderful that the Church gives us, for this first Sunday of Lent, a passage from…