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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…

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,…

Bishop Barron on Praying at the Tomb of St. Paul

by Bishop Robert Barron . February 20, 2020 .

In this new video commentary, I reflect on my recent visit to the tomb of St. Paul. As I knelt and prayed on that spot, wearing the full liturgical regalia of a successor of the Apostles, I had a certain feeling of unworthiness. But then as I prayed further, I…

A Prayer at the Tomb of St. Paul

by Bishop Robert Barron . February 4, 2020 .

I write these words on the airplane taking me home from my first visit as a bishop ad limina apostolorum (to the threshold of the apostles). This is the pilgrimage, required by canon law of every bishop, to pray at the tombs of St. Peter and St. Paul and to…

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