Preaching the Strange Word
by Bishop Robert Barron . October 27, 2015 .
Catholic preachers should not run away from the density, complexity, and sheer weirdness of the Bible. The Scriptures open up an entirely new acting area, filled with distinctive characters who do and say anomalous and surprising things, and good preachers take their listeners on a careful tour of this densely-textured world.
Priest, Prophet, and King
by Bishop Robert Barron . January 11, 2015 .
All the baptized participate in Christ. Since Christ is the fulfillment of the priest, prophet, and king that means that all the baptized are those as well. Although this statement may seem odd since we do not naturally think of ourselves this way, we must become more conscious of what it means to be grafted onto Christ. Our baptism grafts us onto the Body of Christ, making us all share in His Person. If his Person is priest, prophet, and king, then so are we.
Cuts Like a Knife: The Scandal of Christ’s Circumcision
by Fr. Steve Grunow . January 5, 2015 .
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.
Meeting of Heaven and Earth
by Bishop Robert Barron . June 1, 2014 .
The mysterious and wonderful feast of the Ascension of the Lord which celebrates Christ glorified "at the right hand of the Father". The key to unlocking the marvels of this event is to recover a specifically Biblical understanding of the relationship of heaven and earth.
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.