Extreme Demand, Extreme Mercy
by Bishop Robert Barron . February 16, 2014 .
In this week's Gospel, Jesus intensifies the moral law and raises the bar higher than it ever had been. Christ's goal, and the Church's goal, is to make saints. His moral demands are great, but so is his mercy. He always offers grace and forgiveness when we falter so that we can always have hope in our stuggles for sanctity.
The Resurrection of the Body
by Bishop Robert Barron . November 10, 2013 .
This week's reading from second Maccabees and Luke's gospel are wonderful meditations on the resurrection of the body. In second Maccabees seven brothers are executed for refusing to violate their religious laws, but they express hope and faith that they will get their bodies back in a glorified state after death. In the gospel Christ upholds the hope for a glorified redemption and resurrection of the body.
"The Shawshank Redemption" Commentary by Fr. Robert Barron
by Bishop Robert Barron . August 26, 2013 .
Another video from Fr. Barron and Word on Fire commenting on subjects from modern day culture.
The Great Yes and The Great No
by Bishop Robert Barron . August 4, 2013 .
Very often we find ourselves drawn towards extremes: puritanism or hedonism, idolizing the world or demonizing the world. The proper Catholic balance involves a balance—a yes and a no—to both extremes. We should enjoy the world we have been given while understanding that it is not as important as the God who gave it.
No Temple in the New Jerusalem
by Bishop Robert Barron . May 5, 2013 .
In this week's reading from the Book of Revelation the narrator describes the arrival of the Holy City of the New Jerusalem. The visionary sees a great city and notes that there is no temple because the whole city has become a temple, a place of right praise. God created the whole world to shine in the divine light, and the visionary sees the fulfillment of this hope.