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.
Living the Flesh, Living the Spirit
by Bishop Robert Barron . May 27, 2012 .
St. Paul illuminates what it means to live in the Holy Spirit, acting and living out of love, and what it means to live outside of it, acting and living out of selfishness, hatred, immorality and impurity. Every step we take to deny the forces outside of the Spirit affirms our home inside of it. And the more we live inside the Spirit, the closer we are to the Kingdom of God.
“The Ides of March” and the Danger of Idolatry
by Bishop Robert Barron . October 27, 2011 .
George Clooney’s taut political thriller “The Ides of March” commences with a beautiful depiction of the act of idolatry, and everything else in the film flows, by a strict logic, from that act. At the prompting of his gifted and hyper-focused press aid Stephen Myers (played by Ryan Gosling), Governor Mike Morris (played by Clooney himself), a Democratic candidate for President, responds at a televised debate to a question dealing with his religion.
"The Ides of March" Commentary by Fr. Robert Barron
by Bishop Robert Barron . October 26, 2011 .
Another video from Fr. Barron and Word on Fire commenting on subjects from modern day culture.
Three Tasks of the Church
by Bishop Robert Barron . October 23, 2011 .
Christ calls us to worship the Father, teach and evangelize in his name, and serve and care for him in the poor. The Church is the Body through, in and with which we do these things. But the meaning of this all is placing God at the center of our lives.
The Wedding Feast
by Bishop Robert Barron . October 9, 2011 .
Jesus tells the story of a King who is inviting people to the wedding banquet for his Son. Some ignore it. Some actively kill the messengers. But this does not deter the King from inviting all to the banquet. Listen to the invitation of the Lord and actively respond to it. That is a decision you will not regret.