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The Master Has Need of You

by Bishop Robert Barron . April 14, 2019 .

In our Gospel reading for the Palm Sunday procession, Jesus sends his disciples into Jerusalem to prepare for his triumphal entry. They are told to untether a donkey, and if there is any protest from the owner, they are to say simply, “The Master has need of it.” Strictly speaking, God has need of nothing, since he is the unconditioned act of existence. God doesn’t need our praise or our good works or anything. But this phrase signals the wonderful truth that God allows us to cooperate with his grace so that we can participate in the work that he wants to do. He gives us what Aquinas called “the dignity of causality.” We are privileged to be instruments in his hands.

Invasion of Grace, Confession of Sin, Acceptance of Mission

by Bishop Robert Barron . February 10, 2019 .

There is a wonderful parallel between our first reading and the Gospel this week. The first reading is taken from the sixth chapter of the book of the prophet Isaiah, and it has to do with the call of Isaiah; and the Gospel is from the fifth chapter of Luke, and it deals with the call of the first disciples of Jesus. Both stories, in remarkably similar ways, lay out the essential dynamics of the spiritual life.

Vitae Spiritualis Ianua

by Bishop Robert Barron . January 13, 2019 .

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 gifted with 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.

Bishop Barron’s Interview with Ben Shapiro

by Bishop Robert Barron . December 20, 2018 .

In case you missed it on December 16, here is my full conversation with Ben Shapiro (from Daily Wire) for his “Sunday Special” show. We sat down for a thoughtful dialogue about God, culture, Judaism, and Christianity.

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