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Why “What are the Bishops Doing About it?” is the Wrong Question

by Bishop Robert Barron . June 24, 2020 .

Recently, the bishops of California made a statement regarding the attacks on the statues of St. Junipero Serra in San Francisco, Ventura, and Los Angeles. While acknowledging that there are legitimate concerns about racism both historical and contemporary, we insisted that the characterization of Serra as the moral equivalent…

Elisha and the Shunemite Woman

by Bishop Robert Barron . June 28, 2020 .

Our first reading for this weekend is taken from the marvelous second book of Kings, and it deals with the prophet Elisha, who was the chosen successor of the prophet Elijah. The narrative is, on one level, very simple and charming, but it also presents a kind of icon of…

The Word on Fire Retreat and God’s Wonderful Providence

by Bishop Robert Barron . September 10, 2019 .

Something on clear display in the Bible and in the history of the Church is that a mission that is authentically from God tends to draw people to itself. When Peter and his companions were overwhelmed by the miraculous draught of fishes, other fishermen rushed to the scene to help…

El retiro de Word on Fire y la Maravillosa Providencia Divina

by Bishop Robert Barron . September 10, 2019 .

Algo que se ve claramente en la Biblia y a lo largo de la historia de la Iglesia es que una misión que viene auténticamente de Dios tiende a arrastrar a la gente hacia ella. Cuando Pedro y sus compañeros se vieron superados por la pesca milagrosa, otros pescadores se…