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Real Presence

Fishers of Men

by Bishop Robert Barron . April 14, 2013 .

Today's reading from the Gospel of John offers a compelling meditation about the importance of Christ for the activities of the Church. Christians are meant to be fishers of men, but when we operate according to our own agendas and efforts we will catch nothing. We must act under the Lord's direction. If we follow Christ we will do great good indeed.

Really, Truly, and Substantially Present

by Bishop Robert Barron . August 26, 2012 .

The Lord Jesus is not speaking metaphorically about eating his flesh and drinking his blood - he has come to make of his own Body and Blood real food and drink. This revelation was and continues to be a stumbling block for many, but the faithful accept the mystery of the gift of Christ's Real Presence that is given to the Church in the Blessed Sacrament.

The Word of God Made Flesh

by Bishop Robert Barron . August 19, 2012 .

Today's Gospel comes again from the sixth chapter of John. Here Christ discusses the necessity and reality of the Eucharist as the Word of God made Flesh.

The Bread of Life, The Body of Christ

by Bishop Robert Barron . August 12, 2012 .

Today's readings are from First Kings and the sixth chapter of John's Gospel. Our passage for this weekend discusses the Eucharist as the necessary antidote for spiritual exhaustion. We all need the Body of Christ to nourish our souls and keep us in communion with God.

Resurrection and the Forgiveness of Sins

by Bishop Robert Barron . April 22, 2012 .

St. Peter's impassioned sermon in the temple precincts condemned the people for killing the "author of life", but further explains that Jesus' resurrection means that he is forgiving the people for their sin. His return heralds his rescuing us, if we let him. We are inseparable from God's love, and will be forgiven for our sins.

If You Want to be a Good Person, It Does Matter What You Believe

by Bishop Robert Barron . November 17, 2011 .

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

Why What You Believe Matters

by Bishop Robert Barron . November 16, 2011 .

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

The Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist

by Bishop Robert Barron . July 13, 2011 .

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

Christ the King

by Bishop Robert Barron . November 21, 2010 .

Our first reading for Mass this Sunday is taken from the opening chapter of Paul's letter to the Colossians. There is no stronger statement of the absolute primacy, centrality, and importance of Jesus Christ in the entire New Testament. Jesus, Paul tells us, is the beginning and the end, the icon of the invisible God, the one in whom all things exist and for whom they are destined. And then the Gospel shows us this cosmic King nailed to the cross. This wonderful irony is at the heart of the Christian proclamation: the King of the Universe is a crucified criminal, who utterly spends himself in love.

The Hopeful Vision of Mass

by Bishop Robert Barron . August 29, 2010 .

The Letter to the Hebrews is a sustained reflection on the Mass as the source and summit of the Christian life and the pivot around which history turns. Writing from a developed understanding the Temple, the author of the Letter to the Hebrews shows how Christ's sacrifice on the Cross is the sacrifice that has and will restore the communion between God and creation. As a re-presentation of this act, the Mass makes present to us our final destiny: communion with God through Christ.

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