Do Not Be Overcome by Evil, But Overcome Evil with Good
by Dr. Tom Neal . October 23, 2018 .
by Bishop Robert Barron . October 21, 2018 .
Friends, all three readings for this weekend center around a theme that was very familiar to the ancient audiences who first took them in but that is rather alien to us. I’m talking about the theme of substitutionary sacrifice. A very basic problem that we have when we seek to understand this idea is that we are marked, through and through, by a strong individualism: everyone acts and speaks for himself and takes responsibility for his own actions. But ancient people lived within a far more collective or corporate consciousness.
Would That Everyone Could Be a Prophet
by Bishop Robert Barron . September 30, 2018 .
Our first reading from the Book of Numbers and the Gospel reading from Mark both highlight a very interesting spiritual predicament, one that is presented numerous times throughout the Bible. It might be summed up as the inclination for members of the Church to subvert the mission of the Church because of their own ego-driven desires and preoccupations.
The Undoing of Original Sin
by Bishop Robert Barron . September 23, 2018 .
One of the most important doctrines of the Church is the doctrine of original sin, which asserts that something it off with us. We see the effects of it everywhere, and we also see many attempts to solve the problem of sin on our own. The only way to be healed, however, is to give ourselves over to Jesus, like the little child in today’s Gospel reading.
Digging My Heels Into Light: Why I Won’t Leave the Church
by Elizabeth Scalia . September 6, 2018 .