What Makes a Family Holy?
by Bishop Robert Barron . December 27, 2020 .
The Bible is not particularly sentimental about families. What makes a family holy, as far as the biblical writers are concerned, is its willingness to surrender to the purpose of God. We see this in a number of key figures, including Joseph, Anna, and Simeon.
Inside the Life of a Priest: Clerically Speaking Podcast (Part 1)
by Bishop Robert Barron . September 22, 2020 .
Friends, in this video clip from the Clerically Speaking Podcast with Fr. Anthony Sciarappa and Fr. Harrison Ayre, we talk about the intellectual, spiritual, and community life of the priest. Our discussion covers the seminary system, the role of priestly fraternity, and methods for reaching out to the local parish…
LaBeouf and Gottsagan: “The Peanut Butter Falcon” and a God Who Speaks
by Andrew Petiprin . February 12, 2020 .
Bigger Barns or Treasure in Heaven?
by Bishop Robert Barron . August 4, 2019 .
All three of our readings for this weekend speak of a primordial spiritual truth—that is to say, the need to detach oneself from the goods of this world. This has nothing to do with hatred of this world or of matter or the flesh; all of that sort of dualism is repugnant to the Bible. It has to do with a “wearing lightly” of this world and its goods, even as those goods are acknowledged and celebrated.
Martha, Mary, and the Attitude of Discipleship
by Bishop Robert Barron . July 21, 2019 .
Although the little story of Martha and Mary has been interpreted throughout the centuries as a parable dealing with the “active” and “contemplative” approach to the spiritual life, it can be read as Christ's invitation to all people to partake in his inner circle of discipleship. Christ overturned the social conventions of his time by summoning all people to discipleship. Thus, we must remove all barriers to discipleship for all people.
Walking Truly and Completely with Him
by Bishop Robert Barron . June 30, 2019 .
In the Gospel for this Sunday, Jesus clarifies that all worldly goods find their value in relation to Him. If we believe Jesus is the only Son of God, we must place our grudges, personal desires, and even our most sacred worldly obligations aside in order to walk truly and completely with Him.
The New Jerusalem
by Bishop Robert Barron . May 19, 2019 .
The second reading for this Sunday, taken from the twenty-first chapter of the Book of Revelation, completes the Biblical story. The Bible tells us that the world will be transformed into a new heaven and a new earth through the One who "makes all things new."