The Spiritual Master Pope Francis Wants You to Read
by Bishop Robert Barron . December 15, 2015 .
This year marks the 750th anniversary of the birth of the great Catholic poet Dante Alighieri, whom Pope Francis has said, especially in this Year of Mercy, we should read and reread.
Ascension Sunday: The Relationship Between Heaven and Earth
by Bishop Robert Barron . May 17, 2015 .
We tend to read the Ascension along enlightenment lines, as if Christ has gone to a distant, irrelevant place. The reality point is this: Jesus, in ascending into heaven, has not gone "up, up, and away." Rather, he has gone to heaven to direct operations more fully here on earth. Jesus has not abandoned earth, but rather, he intends to return in order to bring about the full reconciliation of heaven and earth. In the mean time, he has commissioned his follows to begin that work now... within the Church.
Priest, Prophet, and King
by Bishop Robert Barron . January 11, 2015 .
All the baptized participate in Christ. Since Christ is the fulfillment of the priest, prophet, and king that means that all the baptized are those as well. Although this statement may seem odd since we do not naturally think of ourselves this way, we must become more conscious of what it means to be grafted onto Christ. Our baptism grafts us onto the Body of Christ, making us all share in His Person. If his Person is priest, prophet, and king, then so are we.
The Meeting of Heaven and Earth: A Theology of the Temple
by Bishop Robert Barron . September 9, 2014 .
On September 9th, the 2014 Mundelein Seminary Lecture Series kicked off at the University Club of Chicago. Seminary Rector Very Rev. Robert Barron delivered the inaugural talk entitled, "The Meeting of Heaven and Earth: A Theology of the Temple."
Meeting of Heaven and Earth
by Bishop Robert Barron . June 1, 2014 .
The mysterious and wonderful feast of the Ascension of the Lord which celebrates Christ glorified "at the right hand of the Father". The key to unlocking the marvels of this event is to recover a specifically Biblical understanding of the relationship of heaven and earth.
by Bishop Robert Barron . May 18, 2014 .
This week's readings all have to do with the holy temple in Jerusalem. The temple was the meeting place of divinity and humanity and was the focal point of Jewish life in Israel. We should all be living temples in our own way and bring God to the rest of the world.