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Bishop Barron on ”Whiplash”

by Bishop Robert Barron . April 16, 2015 .

Many films over the years have featured the character of the 'monster-mentor,' the tough elder who pushes a directee onto excellence. If we see the value of this in regard to other fields though, shouldn’t we see it in regard to the spiritual life?

The Spirituality of Pain

by Bishop Robert Barron . February 8, 2015 .

Why would an all-powerful and all-loving God allow his people to suffer so much? That's one of the oldest and most difficult theological questions. Our first reading from Job and our Gospel from Mark provide some fascinating answers.

A Not Very Cozy Advent

by Bishop Robert Barron . December 14, 2014 .

Christ proclaims himself as the King of everything. This is a bold claim for it puts everything under him. However, he is a very different King than what we typically expect. So with the arrival of this King, we must change all our expectations.

Grace

by Bishop Robert Barron . August 3, 2014 .

Our readings for this weekend are filled with grace, the free gift that God is. Our relationship with God gets off on the wrong foot the moment we see it in an "economic" or calculating way. God, who needs nothing from us, simply wants to share his life with us. And this is why he says, through the prophet Isaiah, "All you who are thirsty, come to the water!"

Solomon’s Prayer

by Bishop Robert Barron . July 27, 2014 .

God says to Solomon in our first reading, "Ask for anything, and I will give it to you." What would you say if you heard that invitation? Solomon asks for wisdom and not for wealth or power or victory. Find out why that answer is so pleasing to God.

Three Parables; Three Spiritual Lessons

by Bishop Robert Barron . July 20, 2014 .

Jesus' parables in today's Gospel tell us how and why the Kingdom of God emerges. It does so often through struggle, quietly and clandestinely, and through infiltration rather than direct confrontation.

Bread in the Desert

by Bishop Robert Barron . June 22, 2014 .

All of us are on a spiritual journey from sin to salvation. Like the Israelites longing for a return to Egypt, many of us occasionally desire our old addictions, providing the anxious ego with comfort and security. Far from Egypt, the Promised Land is the spiritual space of complete dependence upon God. But the Israelites are not there yet. They need to eat the manna from heaven. For Catholics, this is the Eucharist. It is the means to getting God’s divine life within us.

Drink of the Holy Spirit

by Bishop Robert Barron . June 8, 2014 .

Everyone thirsts for the divine life. No one is content without it, even proclaimed secularists. Christ has come to give us that life and he calls us to seek it in him. Although no one will be fully satisfied in this life, the more we partake in the person of Christ, the more we will be fulfilled.

Fr. Barron on Hans Urs von Balthasar (Part 2 of 2)

by Bishop Robert Barron . May 19, 2014 .

Another video from Fr. Barron and Word on Fire commenting on subjects from modern day culture.

Temple Talk

by Bishop Robert Barron . May 18, 2014 .

This week's readings all have to do with the holy temple in Jerusalem. The temple was the meeting place of divinity and humanity and was the focal point of Jewish life in Israel. We should all be living temples in our own way and bring God to the rest of the world.

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