Super Substantial Bread
by Bishop Robert Barron . June 14, 2020 .
This is the first celebration of Corpus Christi—the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ—after the Pew Forum study showing that 70% of Catholics don’t believe in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. Vatican II said that the Eucharist is the source and the summit of the…
The Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist (2020 REC)
by Bishop Robert Barron . February 27, 2020 .
Bishop Robert Barron’s lecture on the Real Presence at the 2020 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, given on February 19, 2020.
Transubstantiation: An Interview with Dr. Brett Salkeld
by Matt Nelson . November 12, 2019 .
Lord, To Whom Shall We Go?
by Bishop Robert Barron . August 26, 2018 .
In today’s Gospel, we see Jesus’ followers reacting to his shocking teaching about eating his flesh and drinking his blood by saying, “This is a hard saying; who can accept it?” To understand Jesus’ meaning, we must understand that he’s not using symbolic or metaphorical language. He’s speaking words of “Spirit and life” which bring into being precisely what they signal.
Bishop Barron on the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist
by Bishop Robert Barron . June 16, 2017 .
Every Word from the Mouth of God
by Bishop Robert Barron . June 18, 2017 .
This Sunday the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, Corpus Christi in Latin. This feast displays the distinctiveness of Christian religion amongst all the other religions, philosophies, and world views. No other group of people is called upon to eat the flesh and drink the blood of the person they admire. Christianity is the strangest way precisely because we are given this distinct access into the Divine Life.
The Pattern of Love
by Bishop Robert Barron . April 30, 2017 .
Like the two disciples walking towards Emmaus, a symbol of worldly power and security, and away from Jerusalem, the center of sacrifice, we need to be stopped in our tracks. Christ appears to them, but they do not recognize him. They do not recognize him because they are walking the wrong way. The recognition of the pattern of Christ’s life does come until the Eucharistic act which presents the pattern of sacrificial love. Then they immediately go back to Jerusalem, the place of suffering love.