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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.

Love as a Panacea

by Bishop Robert Barron . February 9, 2020 .

I would like to concentrate on the marvelous passage from chapter 58 of the prophet Isaiah, which is our first reading for this weekend. This final section of Isaiah was written, the scholars tell us, after the return of the captives from Babylon, when Israel was trying once again to…

Don’t Forget the Poor

by Bishop Robert Barron . September 29, 2019 .

When the conclave of 2013 was finishing up, and Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected pope, Cardinal Hummes of Brazil came up to him and whispered into his ear: “Don’t forget the poor.” In emphasizing “a poor Church for the poor,” Pope Francis is continuing an ancient and powerful tradition that…

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