The Narrow Gate
by Bishop Robert Barron . August 26, 2019 .
The topic of the Gospel for today—the question of how many will be saved—stirs up such passionate feelings in people, and there is such enormous disagreement about it. Luke tells us that Jesus is making his way to Jerusalem and someone asks, “Lord, will only a few people be saved?”…
“Come Sunday” and the Question of Universal Salvation
by Matthew Becklo . May 16, 2018 .
Our Lady of Fatima and a Theological Reading of History
by Bishop Robert Barron . May 16, 2017 .
This past week, we celebrated the one hundredth anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady to a group of shepherd children near the Portuguese town of Fatima. The series of Fatima appearances—lasting from May until October of 1917—is one of the most extraordinary in the history of the Church. It has also beguiled political and cultural commentators outside the ambit of the Church, and it is this wider implication that I would like to explore.
Adventures in Atheism: Reviewing Mary Eberstadt’s “The Loser Letters”
by Rozann Lee . September 20, 2016 .
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.
Bishop Barron on C.S. Lewis’ “The Great Divorce”
by Bishop Robert Barron . June 23, 2016 .
C.S. Lewis was that rare sort of genius, able to combine high theological insight with vivid imagination, and it is precisely this coming-together that makes his writing so memorable--especially his classic fantasy book, “The Great Divorce.”