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Boasting in the Cross

by Bishop Robert Barron . July 7, 2019 .

St. Paul tells us in our second reading that he boasts in the cross of Jesus. To any of his hearers in the first century this would have sounded like madness. Paul can boast in this shameful thing precisely because God has raised Jesus from death and thereby placed the world—the realm of hatred, violence, and division—under judgment. Now we must have the courage to leave the world and enter into the new creation, which is the Body of Christ.

Corpus Christi

by Bishop Robert Barron . June 23, 2019 .

The Church comes from the Eucharist, for it is the sacrifice that makes saints. The Eucharist is essentially the fullest act of gratitude prefigured in Melchizedek finding its fulfillment in the sacrifice of Christ. Every Mass is a participation in and celebration of this sacrifice, but the feast of Corpus Christi is a time to be especially aware of the gift of the Eucharist.

The New Jerusalem

by Bishop Robert Barron . May 19, 2019 .

The second reading for this Sunday, taken from the twenty-first chapter of the Book of Revelation, completes the Biblical story. The Bible tells us that the world will be transformed into a new heaven and a new earth through the One who "makes all things new."

Pain Is Not Metaphysically Basic

by Bishop Robert Barron . April 18, 2019 .

I write these words on Holy Thursday, as the Christian world enters into the holiest and most spiritually intense time of the year. The long season of Lent has prepared us to delve once more into the mystery of the dying and rising of the Lord Jesus. As I have been contemplating the events of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday, my mind has turned, again and again, to the brute fact of pain.

El dolor no es metafísicamente básico

by Bishop Robert Barron . April 18, 2019 .

Escribo estas palabras el Jueves Santo, cuando el mundo cristiano entra en la época más santa y espiritualmente intensa del año. El largo tiempo de Cuaresma nos ha preparado para ahondar una vez más en el misterio de la muerte y resurrección del Señor Jesús. Mientras contemplaba los acontecimientos del Jueves Santo, el Viernes Santo y el Domingo de Pascua, mi mente se ha vuelto, una y otra vez, hacia el hecho brutal del dolor.

Be Made Whole

by Rachel Bulman . March 26, 2019 .

Three Questions from the Desert

by Bishop Robert Barron . March 10, 2019 .

Lent is a time of paring down—a time spent in the desert, if you will—as exemplified by Jesus’ forty days of fasting in these arid, barren lands. He was tempted three times by Satan, and rejected each attempt, giving glory to God at every turn. This is the lesson for us: that we make God the center of our lives and not test him. We are here to do his will, which is clarified through our own Lenten sacrifices.

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