Hello, Original Sin! Adam and Eve Meet Vulnerability and Accountability
by Elizabeth Scalia . February 27, 2020 .
The Undoing of Original Sin
by Bishop Robert Barron . September 23, 2018 .
One of the most important doctrines of the Church is the doctrine of original sin, which asserts that something it off with us. We see the effects of it everywhere, and we also see many attempts to solve the problem of sin on our own. The only way to be healed, however, is to give ourselves over to Jesus, like the little child in today’s Gospel reading.
Sin and Blaming
by Bishop Robert Barron . June 10, 2018 .
In all the literature of the world, I don’t know of a richer account of who we are, what we’re called to be, and what goes wrong with us than the first chapters of Genesis—especially the third chapter, from which our first reading comes. And we see in our Gospel for today that what happens to us in the immediate wake of original sin—alienation, shame, self-centeredness, scapegoating—helps us immensely to understand Jesus and his work.
Tool’s “Right in Two”: A Reflection on Original Sin
by Fr. David Stavarz . March 6, 2018 .
Bishop Barron on “mother!”
by Bishop Robert Barron . October 19, 2017 .
Though it rather clearly reflects the anti-Scriptural prejudice of the cultural elite today, Darren Aronofsky's latest film “mother!” might actually serve to prompt a re-examination of the deeply ecological themes that run right through the Biblical narrative and the great theological tradition.
“Mother!” and the God of the Bible
by Bishop Robert Barron . October 3, 2017 .
Though it rather clearly reflects the anti-Scriptural prejudice of the cultural elite today, Darren Aronofsky's latest film “Mother!” might actually serve to prompt a re-examination of the deeply ecological themes that run right through the Biblical narrative and the great theological tradition.
Bishop Barron on Charlottesville and America’s Original Sin
by Bishop Robert Barron . August 25, 2017 .
I vividly remember my first visit to the home of Thomas Jefferson in Charlottesville, Virginia. The splendid Monticello estate with its sordid slave-quarters underground. One could literally see at this great American house the divide, the original sin, that has bedeviled our nation from its inception to the present day.