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Israel

The Lord’s Vineyard

by Bishop Robert Barron . October 4, 2020 .

Our first reading presents a classic trope within the Israelite tradition: the image of the vineyard as a representation of the people Israel.

Bishop Barron on Why Being Good Is Not Enough

by Bishop Robert Barron . August 27, 2020 .

No indication whatsoever is given in Scripture that the moral prescriptions are somehow more important than the liturgical prescriptions. Being a good person is not enough—it’s crucially important to be aligned to God in his divine splendor through ritual and ceremony. My concern is, as our churches begin to open,…

The Book of Exodus and Why Coming Back to Mass Matters

by Bishop Robert Barron . August 25, 2020 .

In connection with an academic project of mine, I’ve recently been poring over the book of Exodus and numerous commentaries thereupon. The second most famous book of the Old Testament is concerned primarily with the manner in which God shapes his people so that they might become a radiant beacon,…

El libro del Éxodo y por qué volver a la misa es importante

by Bishop Robert Barron . August 25, 2020 .

En relación con un proyecto académico mío, recientemente he estado estudiando el libro de Éxodo y numerosos comentarios al respecto. El segundo libro más famoso del Antiguo Testamento se ocupa principalmente de la forma en que Dios da forma a su pueblo para que se convierta en un faro radiante,…

Israel Is Chosen for the World

by Bishop Robert Barron . August 16, 2020 .

One of the most distinctive (and scandalous) qualities of ancient Israelite religion is the insistence that Israel is the specially chosen people of God. Now, especially today, we have a problem with this sort of language; we much prefer the attitude of inclusivity. Well, this tension is not just a…

What Do You Want?

by Bishop Robert Barron . July 26, 2020 .

Our first reading for this week is from the first book of Kings, and it has to do with Solomon, the son of David and Bathsheba, the great Israelite king who built the temple, and who eventually became a problematic figure in Israelite history. This passage puts us right at…

Zechariah and the New David

by Bishop Robert Barron . July 5, 2020 .

Our first reading for this weekend is derived from the ninth chapter of the book of the prophet Zechariah, one of the twelve so-called minor prophets of the Old Testament. The background for the prophecy contained here is that Israel saw itself as the specially chosen people of God, whose mission…

Carrying the Word of God

by Bishop Robert Barron . June 21, 2020 .

Today I have the special pleasure of preaching on a passage from the prophet Jeremiah, someone that we hear from relatively rarely throughout the liturgical year. Along with Daniel, Ezekiel, and Isaiah, Jeremiah is one of the so-called major prophets of Israel. This means not only that he was a…

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