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Faith Perfected by Love

by Bishop Robert Barron . September 16, 2018 .

Today’s second reading from the letter of James discusses the relationship between faith and love. We need a strong faith, but faith without love is lifeless so we must respond to grace and faith with acts of love.

God’s Marvelous Choice

by Bishop Robert Barron . May 6, 2018 .

Today's Gospel presents the distinction between a generic spirituality, which emphasizes our decision for God, and authentic Christian faith, which is the recognition that God has chosen us in Christ. It is God's choice—his election of us in Christ as not only his followers but his friends—that matters most.

The Basics of Christian Proclamation

by Bishop Robert Barron . April 15, 2018 .

Our readings for this third Sunday of Easter provide lessons in fundamental Christianity and a kind of master class in preaching. And notice the tension they stress between sin and grace. To get this tension wrong, to emphasize unduly one side or the other, produces mischief in religion.

Spoiler Alert

Bishop Barron on “Lady Bird”

by Bishop Robert Barron . December 28, 2017 .

Greta Gerwig’s new film, “Lady Bird,” has taken the critics by storm. Having seen the coming attractions, I knew it would be a quirky, offbeat comedy, but I had no idea that “Lady Bird” would be of considerable religious interest as well.

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