The New Jerusalem
by Bishop Robert Barron . May 19, 2019 .
The second reading for this Sunday, taken from the twenty-first chapter of the Book of Revelation, completes the Biblical story. The Bible tells us that the world will be transformed into a new heaven and a new earth through the One who "makes all things new."
“Come Sunday” and the Question of Universal Salvation
by Matthew Becklo . May 16, 2018 .
Transfiguration and Deification
by Bishop Robert Barron . August 6, 2017 .
The Transfiguration signals the purpose of religion. The first thing we notice is that Jesus' appearance becomes more beautiful. Second, in his transfigured state, Jesus transcends space and time. Contemporary culture attempts to reduce all religion to ethics, but in Jesus' transfiguration we see that the final purpose of our religious devotion is not that we become just nice people, but rather we become transfigured as sons and daughters of God.
At the Right Hand of the Father
by Bishop Robert Barron . May 28, 2017 .
This Sunday we celebrate the Ascension of the Lord, perhaps one of the most misunderstood elements within the Christian narrative. The Ascension does not mean Jesus goes "up, up, and away" as if his presence leaves earth, but rather that he assumes the throne of heaven so as to direct matters here on earth.
What Eye Has Not Seen: Divinization and the Saints
by Joe Heschmeyer . May 3, 2017 .