“Decision Becomes Identity”: Finding Our Mission within Lent
by Bishop Robert Barron . February 11, 2020 .
It Is Too Little for You to Be My Servant
by Bishop Robert Barron . January 19, 2020 .
I want to focus this week on the extraordinary passage from the book of the prophet Isaiah, for it reveals a central dynamic of all of biblical revelation, and indeed of the spirituality of every Christian: that the Lord’s election is not for the sake of the elect, but for…
The Holy Spirit and Mission
by Bishop Robert Barron . June 9, 2019 .
Today we celebrate the great feast of Pentecost, one of the truly great moments in the life of the Church. The Holy Spirit comes to give many spiritual gifts, which prepare us to enter into relationship with Christ and embark on mission.
How to Help Your Parish Become a Disciple-Making Factory
by Brandon Vogt . March 15, 2019 .
Invasion of Grace, Confession of Sin, Acceptance of Mission
by Bishop Robert Barron . February 10, 2019 .
There is a wonderful parallel between our first reading and the Gospel this week. The first reading is taken from the sixth chapter of the book of the prophet Isaiah, and it has to do with the call of Isaiah; and the Gospel is from the fifth chapter of Luke, and it deals with the call of the first disciples of Jesus. Both stories, in remarkably similar ways, lay out the essential dynamics of the spiritual life.
Tolkien, Chesterton, and the Adventure of Mission
by Bishop Robert Barron . December 11, 2018 .
The writings of J.R.R. Tolkien and G.K. Chesterton are often read as nostalgic celebrations of a quiet domesticity that existed before the rise of modernity and capitalism. However, I’m convinced that to see things this way is almost entirely to miss the point. For the ultimate purpose of their work is not to celebrate domesticity but rather to challenge it.