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.
Walking to Jerusalem with Jesus, and Putting Up With a Lot
by Elizabeth Scalia . August 21, 2020 .
Come to the Water!
by Bishop Robert Barron . August 2, 2020 .
Our first reading for this weekend is taken from the fifty-fifth chapter of the book of the prophet Isaiah. The “second” section of Isaiah dates from around the time of the return of Israel from captivity in Babylon, and hence it is filled with the language of hope and salvation.
Pentecost and the Fires in Our Cities
by Bishop Robert Barron . May 31, 2020 .
It is in a way providential that the Feast of Pentecost arrives this year just as our country is going through a convulsive social crisis. For the Holy Spirit, whose coming we celebrate on Pentecost, is a power meant to transform the world, or in the language of Psalm 104,…