Heart of Jesus, Holy Temple of God
by Bishop Robert Barron . June 19, 2020 .
I’ve been reading, recently, a good deal of the work of Dietrich von Hildebrand—perhaps not a household name, but in fact one of the greatest Catholic philosophers of the last century. An inspiration to both John Paul II and Benedict XVI, von Hildebrand was designated by the Nazis themselves as…
Emmaus and Genesis
by Bishop Robert Barron . April 26, 2020 .
It is my privilege this third Sunday of Easter to preach on one of the most magnificent texts in the New Testament, a masterpiece within the masterpiece: the story of the two disciples on the road to Emmaus. I would like to offer a somewhat novel interpretation, one that takes…
Bergman’s “The Seventh Seal”: A Great Film for Our Time
by Andrew Petiprin . April 3, 2020 .
Into the Cacophony of Sin
by Bishop Robert Barron . April 5, 2020 .
On Palm Sunday, we are privileged to listen to one of the great Passion narratives. In Matthew’s account, we see Jesus as a still-point in the maelstrom, as God’s fidelity amidst a cacophony of sin. In the course of the Passion, Jesus confronts betrayal, laziness, violence, untruth, abuse of power,…
Let Him Go
by Bishop Robert Barron . March 29, 2020 .
The great Lenten readings for Cycle A move in a kind of crescendo from thirst, to blindness, to death—all metaphors for spiritual dysfunction. This Sunday’s Gospel deals with death through the story of Lazarus who, after four days in his tomb, represents someone who is totally sunk in sin,…