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Wall and Bridges

by Bishop Robert Barron . January 24, 2016 .

This week's reading from the book of Nehemiah provides a reflection on the importance of keeping firm our religious identity and finding strength in our religious identity so we can go out into the world with confidence and grace. By keeping our strength in God we can go out into the world and Christify it.

The First of the Signs

by Bishop Robert Barron . January 17, 2016 .

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 that it as at wedding. This is an indication that the relationship of God and humanity will be transformed, reconciled and renewed in Jesus Christ.

Vitae Spiritualis Ianua

by Bishop Robert Barron . January 10, 2016 .

The first Sacrament one can receive in the Church, Baptism, defines our relationship with Christ. In it, we are reborn as part of his mystical body, and are gifted the grace of God's love. Baptism lays the foundation for every other Sacrament we are to receive, and inextricably links us with the Trinity.

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Bishop Barron on ”The Martian”

by Bishop Robert Barron . December 17, 2015 .

Ridley Scott’s ''The Martian'' is a splendidly told tale of survival and pluck, but there is another theme that is implicit throughout the film, namely, the inviolable dignity of the individual human being.

Bishop Barron on Atheism and Assisted Suicide

by Bishop Robert Barron . October 30, 2015 .

Two recent news items—the passing of assisted suicide in California and the prevalence of atheists among Harvard freshmen—seem to be disconnected, but they ultimately flow from the same rejection of God.

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“The Martian” and Why Each Life Matters

by . October 20, 2015 .

Ridley Scott’s ''The Martian'' is a splendidly told tale of survival and pluck, but there is another theme that is implicit throughout the film, namely, the inviolable dignity of the individual human being.

The Rich Young Man and the Hunger for Eternal Life

by Bishop Robert Barron . October 11, 2015 .

In today's Gospel we hear the story of the rich young man who desires eternal life. We all have a hunger for God and goodness. Jesus teaches us that, in order to attain friendship with God we must be disciplined and must give up the things that keep us from satisfying our desire for God.

Sexuality, Love, and Marriage

by Bishop Robert Barron . October 4, 2015 .

This week's readings offer a reflection on human sexuality, love and marriage. These readings show us that sexuality is a good, joyful thing when it is ordered towards, and transfigured by, love.

Your Life Does Not Belong to You

by Bishop Robert Barron . September 15, 2015 .

Two recent news items--the passing of assisted suicide in California and the prevalence of atheists among Harvard freshmen--seem to be disconnected, but they ultimately flow from the same rejection of God.

The Death of God and the Loss of Human Dignity

by Bishop Robert Barron . July 28, 2015 .

The recent hidden-camera videos of two Planned Parenthood physicians bantering cheerfully about selling the body parts of aborted infants is only possible in a world where human dignity becomes untethered from God. When God is removed from the picture, human rights rather rapidly evanesce, which can be seen with clarity in both ancient times and modern.

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