The First Commandment: Orienting Us Away from Our Idols
by Elizabeth Scalia . April 4, 2019 .
A Salt and Empty Earth
by Bishop Robert Barron . February 17, 2019 .
I would like to focus on the brief but extremely powerful passage from the book of the prophet Jeremiah, which is our first reading for this weekend. It is taken from the seventeenth chapter of the prophet’s book, and the context is a fierce upbraiding that Jeremiah is giving for the idolatry of the people. What we have here is the pithy formula, the simple program, that ought to govern our spiritual lives at the most fundamental level.
In a World of Miracles, We Can’t Look Away from Ourselves
by Elizabeth Scalia . October 4, 2018 .
The Studies Are Wrong! America Is Religious, But Not Spiritual
by Elizabeth Scalia . May 3, 2018 .
The Silent Presence of God
by Bishop Robert Barron . August 13, 2017 .
Elijah is a contemplative who has the eyes to see and the ears to listen. God does not appear in the glory of the world. Rather, he appears in a silent way. Weed out of your heart all of those fears and desires that prevent you from discerning the silent presence of God.
A Master Class in Evangelization
by Bishop Robert Barron . March 19, 2017 .
This Sunday we have the great privilege of hearing the story of the woman at the well. Take the time this week for a prayerful reading of this story and notice that as this woman seeks, she's already been found! If only we would surrender to our God who is already always pursuing us! Then, we might realize how the Everlasting Lord is the only one who can quench the otherwise unquenchable thirst of our hearts. Make the effort this Lent to clear a path and set down your old buckets so that the water of Christ's divine life can flow through you.
The Spiritual Pitfalls of Wandering Thoughts and Streaming Music
by Chris Hazell . March 8, 2017 .