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Bishop Barron on “Ben-Hur”

by Bishop Robert Barron . September 22, 2016 .

Roma Downey and Mark Burnett have produced a new instantiation of the epic film, “Ben-Hur”. What principally differentiates it from the 1959 Charlton Heston version is its greater stress on the strange power of Christ to bring about forgiveness—an emphasis much needed today.

Misfits and Heathens

by Dr. Tom Neal . September 19, 2016 .

Humility, Queen of the Virtues

by Bishop Robert Barron . August 28, 2016 .

This week's readings focus on the importance of humility. Humility is the foundation for the whole of spirituality. In order to truly pursue truth and goodness, it is necessary to let go of the ego and realize that everything we have and are is a gift from God.

The Narrow Gate

by Bishop Robert Barron . August 17, 2016 .

To gain eternal life is to participate to the fullest degree possible in the very life of God. It is to walk the path of love, surrendering to grace and allowing this grace to flow through you to the wider world. Is this an easy task? No. The Gospel of Luke tells reminds us that the gate is narrow precisely because it is in the very shape of Jesus Himself, and entrance through the gate involves conformity to his state of being. The path of love is traveled by taking up one's cross every day.

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Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, a Tale of Grace

by Bishop Robert Barron . August 16, 2016 .

Roma Downey and Mark Burnett have produced a new instantiation of the epic film, “Ben-Hur”. What principally differentiates it from the 1959 Charlton Heston version is its greater stress on the strange power of Christ to bring about forgiveness—an emphasis much needed today.

Bishop Barron on The Woman at the Well

by Bishop Robert Barron . July 7, 2016 .

As a basis for my presentation to priests from around the globe, I used the wonderful story from the fourth chapter of John’s Gospel concerning Jesus’ conversation with the woman at the well. From this encounter I derived four principles regarding the divine mercy, namely that God's mercy is relentless, divinizing, demanding, and mission oriented.

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