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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.

The Mystical Union of Christ and His Church

by Bishop Robert Barron . April 23, 2017 .

Jesus has come to bring us the divine life. Under his influence we become peaceful, unafraid, evangelizing, and forgiving. Through the Church, saints are made. This is because Christ is at the very center of the Church.

Bread in the Desert

by Bishop Robert Barron . June 22, 2014 .

All of us are on a spiritual journey from sin to salvation. Like the Israelites longing for a return to Egypt, many of us occasionally desire our old addictions, providing the anxious ego with comfort and security. Far from Egypt, the Promised Land is the spiritual space of complete dependence upon God. But the Israelites are not there yet. They need to eat the manna from heaven. For Catholics, this is the Eucharist. It is the means to getting God’s divine life within us.

Fr. Barron on Hans Urs von Balthasar (Part 2 of 2)

by Bishop Robert Barron . May 19, 2014 .

Another video from Fr. Barron and Word on Fire commenting on subjects from modern day culture.

The Presentation of the Lord

by Bishop Robert Barron . February 2, 2014 .

This week we celebrate the feast of the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple. In ancient Israel the Temple was the most important place in the world. It was the dwelling place of the Lord; it was where divinity and humanity embraced. But the nation of Israel had gone away from right worship of God. The Christ child is the divine and human in one and thus brings humanity back on line with God.

The Sacrament of the Eucharist as Real Presence

by Bishop Robert Barron . August 26, 2013 .

Another video from Fr. Barron and Word on Fire commenting on subjects from modern day culture.

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