“The Case for Christ” and a Stubbornly Historical Religion
by Bishop Robert Barron . April 11, 2017 .
The new film “The Case for Christ” is interesting for any number of reasons, but I think it is particularly compelling for its subtle portrayal of the psychological, spiritual, and intellectual dynamics of evangelization.
The Case for Jesus: Interview with Dr. Brant Pitre
by Brandon Vogt . March 27, 2017 .
by Bishop Robert Barron . March 12, 2017 .
Our magnificent first reading is a short passage from the beginning of the twelfth chapter of the book of Genesis. We see that at this point in the creation story jealousy, rivalry, anger, murder, imperialism, arrogance, drunkenness, indeed a wickedness has spread over the entire face of the earth. So what does God do? He sends a rescue operation! The rescue operation is going to come in the form of a people trained to listen again to the voice of the Lord. During this season of Lent we must also become a people trained to listen so as to be rescued by the Resurrection.
Three Aspects of Christ’s Kingship
by Bishop Robert Barron . November 20, 2016 .
We celebrate, as the very last Sunday of the liturgical year, the feast of Christ the King. Think perhaps of the way that a king would come last in a great formal procession: so this feast comes as the culminating moment of the Church year.What I should like to do in this sermon is to explore three dimensions of Christ’s kingship, one inspired by each of our three readings for today so that we might marvel at the sublimity of what a strange and surprising king he is.
Paul on the Meaning of “Gospel”
by Bishop Robert Barron . October 9, 2016 .
Something I’ve found over the years is that people use the word “Gospel” to mean all sorts of different things. People say, “I’m committed to the Gospel.” “I want preach the Gospel.” “I want to live according to the Gospel.” But what precisely do people mean when they say these things? The word literally means “good news.” But what good news? We have a wonderful text for our first reading today from Paul’s second letter to his disciple and friend Timothy. One of the many things that makes it wonderful is that it contains a very pithy summation of what St. Paul meant by the word “Gospel.” When we unpack this summation, we hold the key to transforming the world.
The Whole Gospel is About Resurrection
by Bishop Robert Barron . June 5, 2016 .
In today's Gospel we learn about Jesus’ raising of the son of the widow of Nain. This is a prime exemplification of a key Gospel truth, namely, that everything Jesus said and did, in one way or another, is an anticipation of his resurrection.
Bishop Barron on the Resurrection of Jesus
by Bishop Robert Barron . April 14, 2016 .
The resurrection of Jesus from the dead is the be-all and the end-all of the Christian faith. If Jesus didn’t rise from the dead, all bishops, priests, and Christian ministers should go home and get honest jobs, and all the Christian faithful should leave their churches immediately. The Resurrection isn't just a subjective event or symbol. It's a stunning, disturbing fact that opens up the divine life to everyone.
From Atheist Professor to Catholic: An Interview with Dr. Holly Ordway
by Brandon Vogt . April 13, 2016 .