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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.

Bishop Barron on the Coronavirus Quarantine

by Bishop Robert Barron . March 19, 2020 .

Blaise Pascal said, “All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” This Pascalian “mot” has come to my mind a good deal in recent days as our entire country goes into shutdown mode due to the coronavirus. Perhaps we could all think of…

The Coronavirus and Sitting Quietly in a Room Alone

by Bishop Robert Barron . March 17, 2020 .

Blaise Pascal said, “All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” The great seventeenth-century philosopher thought that most of us, most of the time, distract ourselves from what truly matters through a series of divertissements (diversions). He was speaking from experience. Though one…

El coronavirus y estar sentado tranquilamente en una habitación a solas

by Bishop Robert Barron . March 17, 2020 .

Blaise Pascal dijo: “Todos los problemas de la humanidad provienen de la incapacidad del hombre para sentarse solo y en silencio en una habitación”. El gran filósofo del siglo XVII pensaba que la mayoría de nosotros, la mayor parte del tiempo, nos distraemos de lo que realmente importa a través…

The Leper and Evangelization

by Bishop Robert Barron . February 11, 2018 .

Our Gospel this week gives us one of the great scenes of healing in the ministry of Jesus, and as is usually the case, the Gospel writer composes the scene in such a way that it becomes an icon of the spiritual life in general. In our sickness, our weakness, our shame, our sin, our oddness—lots of us feel like this leper. And once we’ve been healed by the Lord, we feel the obligation to tell the world about it.