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Three Tasks of the Church

by Bishop Robert Barron . April 19, 2020 .

All throughout the Easter season, we will read at Mass from the wonderful Acts of the Apostles, St. Luke’s description of the adventures, challenges, and achievements of the early Christian community. His purpose is to show what “Apostles,” people sent by the risen Jesus, were doing. This is why it…

The Ratzingerian Constants and the Maintenance of Harmony in the Church

by Bishop Robert Barron . February 11, 2020 .

Some years ago, my friend Msgr. Francis Mannion wrote an article concerning the three essential features of the Eucharistic liturgy—namely, the priest, the rite, and the people. When these elements are in proper balance, rightly ordered liturgy obtains. Further, from these categories, he argued, we can discern the three typical…

Las constantes de Ratzinger y el mantenimiento de la armonía en la Iglesia

by Bishop Robert Barron . February 11, 2020 .

Hace algunos años, mi amigo Monseñor Francis Mannion escribió un artículo sobre las tres características esenciales de la liturgia eucarística: el sacerdote, el rito y el pueblo. Cuando estos elementos están en el equilibrio adecuado, se obtiene una liturgia correctamente ordenada. Además, a partir de estas categorías, argumentaba él, podemos…

Bishop Barron on the Three Essential Elements of the Church

by Bishop Robert Barron . February 6, 2020 .

Joseph Ratzinger said that the Church performs three basic tasks. We can also read off of these categories typical distortions in the life of the Church.

The One Pope

by Bishop Robert Barron . January 2, 2020 .

The new and much-ballyhooed Netflix film The Two Popes should, by rights, be called The One Pope, for it presents a fairly nuanced, textured, and sympathetic portrait of Jorge Mario Bergoglio (Pope Francis) and a complete caricature of Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI). This imbalance fatally undermines the movie, whose…

El único papa

by Bishop Robert Barron . January 2, 2020 .

Los dos papas, la nueva y muy aclamada película de Netflix, debería llamarse, por derecho, El único papa, ya que presenta un retrato bastante matizado, texturizado y simpático de Jorge Mario Bergoglio (Papa Francisco) y una caricatura completa de Joseph Ratzinger (Papa Benedicto XVI). Este desequilibrio socava fatalmente la película,…

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