The Task of the Next Generation of the Catholic Commentariat
by Bishop Robert Barron . January 27, 2009 .
Another article from Fr. Barron and Word on Fire commenting on subjects from modern day culture.
Peter Proclaims Jesus is Lord
by Bishop Robert Barron . April 13, 2008 .
Peter's sermon on Pentecost morning is the model for all evangelical proclamation. He declares that Jesus is both Lord and Messiah, and this straightforward, unambiguous confession leads to conversion on the part of the people. When our preaching about Jesus is wishy-washy, unclear, tentative, we shouldn't be surprised that no one listens.
The Paradox of Walls
by Bishop Robert Barron . January 21, 2007 .
Nehemiah, the 5th century governor of Judea, has an important spiritual lesson for us today. Nehemiah led the project of re-building the walls of Jerusalem after the return from exile. Walls, which set a community apart, are essential for identity and clarity of purpose. If the church is to be a world-transforming agent, it must, first, know clearly who she is and what makes her distinctive.
Carrying Souls to Christ
by Bishop Robert Barron . February 19, 2006 .
In the wonderful Gospel story for today, the paralytic gets to Jesus only because there are four friends willing to carry him to the Lord. Are there people around you--friends, co-workers, family-members--who are, for various reasons, paralyzed in regard to their relationship to Christ and the Church? And are you willing to carry them? That is the evangelical question that this Gospel poses.