Bishop Barron on Evangelizing Through the Good
by Bishop Robert Barron . March 2, 2017 .
Revealing the truth of God through rational arguments and displaying the beauty of God through artwork are two powerful means of evangelization. A third path, however, comes in the form of the good. The radicality of the Christian life concretely lived causes people to take a second look and upon this witness they are drawn into the love of God.
Be Holy, Be Perfect, Be a Temple
by Bishop Robert Barron . February 19, 2017 .
Our readings for this weekend are, each one of them, magnificent. And each one speaks of holiness, letting the Divine Life enter into you so that you become set apart. To be holy is to love with a divine indifference, shining on the good and the bad alike. What a revolution this is! Think how different your life would be were you to love this way all the time, rather than measuring out your love based on merit. Dedicate your whole life to love and you will be truly holy, set apart, a sanctuary.
Prayer and Pride
by Bishop Robert Barron . October 23, 2016 .
The entire point of religion is to make us humble before God and to open us to the path of love. Everything else is more or less a footnote. Liturgy, prayer, the precepts of the Church, the commandments, sacraments, sacramental—all of it—are finally meant to conform us to the way of love. When they instead turn us away from that path by devolving into a source of pride and pomposity, they have been undermined. Jesus' famous parable about the prayers of the pharisee and the tax collector from this Sunday's readings illustrates precisely this danger of coopting religion for the purposes of our ego.
The Surprising Power of Doing Acts of Mercy in Secret
by Dr. Tom Neal . July 28, 2016 .
St. Kateri Tekakwitha and the Crucible of Sanctity
by Fr. Steve Grunow . July 14, 2016 .
Charity and Faith: Pier Giorgio Frassati’s Option for the Poor
by Brandon Vogt . July 4, 2016 .