The Glorified Body
by Bishop Robert Barron . March 17, 2019 .
The readings for this second Sunday of Lent awaken a sense of wonder, of a world beyond ours, a mystical consciousness. In the first reading with Abraham and in the Gospel account of the Transfiguration, we encounter mountains, darkness, voices, and dazzling light, all of which signal the breakthrough of a higher…
The Danger of Blind Guides
by Bishop Robert Barron . March 3, 2019 .
Our Gospel for this weekend comes from the end of the Sermon on the Plain, which is St. Luke’s version, more or less, of the Sermon on the Mount in St. Matthew’s account. Jesus has been operating as the definitive spiritual teacher here, and at the end of his address, he has some strong things to say about false spiritual teachers. Every spiritual teacher and guru is eager to tell you what’s wrong with you. But unless they’ve surrendered to Christ and found salvation in him themselves, they are absolutely in no position to help you.
The First of the Signs
by Bishop Robert Barron . January 20, 2019 .
The communion of humanity and divinity in Christ’s divine person can be likened to a marriage. Sin effects a kind of divorce between God and humanity, a break up of the marriage of God and his people. How wonderful, therefore, when the Messiah offers the first sign of his identity and mission at a wedding. This is an indication that the relationship of God and humanity will be transformed, reconciled, and renewed in Jesus Christ.
Talking to Some Young Jesuits About Social Justice and Evangelization
by Bishop Robert Barron . January 8, 2019 .
While I was in Chicago for the Christmas break, I had a wonderful meeting with around thirty young Jesuits. They were massively impressive people: smart, articulate, passionate about their work, and dedicated to the Gospel. Toward the end of our time together, one of the men posed a question that, he warned, would “put me on the spot”—and the discussion then became especially lively and illuminating.
Hablando con jóvenes jesuitas sobre justicia social y evangelización
by Bishop Robert Barron . January 7, 2019 .
Durante las vacaciones de Navidad en Chicago, tuve una maravillosa reunión con una treintena de jóvenes jesuitas. Eran personas impresionantes: inteligentes, locuaces, apasionados por su trabajo y dedicados al Evangelio. Cuando llegábamos al final de nuestro tiempo junto, uno de estos hombres me planteó una pregunta que, advirtió, me pondría “en aprietos”—y entonces la discusión se tornó muy vivida y clarificadora.
Following the Star
by Bishop Robert Barron . January 6, 2019 .
Our modern culture suggests a tension between spirituality and religion. But the Magi in today’s Gospel demonstrate that when spirituality is lifted up by revelation—when the Magi are told by the religious leaders where the Messiah is to be born—we find the object of our spiritual longing.