I Was an Atheist Until I Read “The Lord of the Rings”
by Fredric Heidemann . September 10, 2018 .
Law and Laws
by Bishop Robert Barron . September 2, 2018 .
All of today’s readings pertain to law. We Americans are a fairly litigious society. Lawyers are thick on the ground and many of our Founding Fathers were students of law. We have a kind of love-hate relationship with the law, like most people in history. Today’s readings offer a key lesson: whenever we reverence something, we surround it with laws. Laws protect the integrity of good things. And for the saints, the law of God is planted within their hearts.
On the Gospel of the Family (World Meeting of Families 2018)
by Bishop Robert Barron . August 24, 2018 .
Bishop Barron's keynote talk from the World Meeting of Families (Dublin, Ireland) on August 24, 2018.
All Sinners Are Welcome!
by Bishop Robert Barron . July 24, 2018 .
While I was in central Georgia, filming the Flannery O’Connor episode of my Pivotal Players series, I saw a sign on the outside of a church, which would have delighted the famously prickly Catholic author: “All Sinners Are Welcome!” I thought it was a wonderfully Christian spin on the etiquette of welcome that is so pervasive in our culture today. In a time of almost complete ethical relativism, the one value that everyone seems to accept is inclusivity, and the only disvalue that everyone seems to abhor is exclusivity. What I especially liked about the sign in Georgia was that it compels us to make some distinctions and think a bit more precisely about this contemporary moral consensus.