The Primacy of Love
by Bishop Robert Barron . February 3, 2019 .
This week we hear from St. Paul’s brilliant meditation on love. Everything in religion and theology revolves around love. It is at the heart of everything. Nothing matters without love, because God is love. Putting love at the center is the best way to organize and prioritize our entire lives.
Parable of the Talents
by Bishop Robert Barron . November 19, 2017 .
Your being increases in the measure that you give it away. That's the law of the gift, and it can be found from end to end of the Bible. One application of this law has to do with faith itself. Your faith will grow only in the measure that you give it away, sharing it with others.
Books That Rocked My World: Benson’s “Lord of the World”
by Ricky Jones . September 1, 2017 .
Foster the People’s ‘Sacred Hearts Club’: A Summery Cocktail with a Twist of Faith
by Matthew Becklo . August 17, 2017 .
Franciscan Friar on Fire: Fr. Tansi’s Debut Album is Full of Grace
by Matthew Becklo . July 21, 2017 .
“Listen carefully…and incline the ear of your heart” — Rule of St. Benedict
by Dr. Tom Neal . July 11, 2017 .
Metal Band “The Angelus” Finds Hope in the Darkness
by Matthew Becklo . June 28, 2017 .
No Fear of Death
by Bishop Robert Barron . July 2, 2017 .
In our second reading for this week, St. Paul reminds the Christian community in Rome that baptism means an immersion into the dying of the Lord. In his first letter to the Corinthians, he had similarly told his followers that every eucharist is a participation in the dying of Christ. Why this preoccupation with death? Because it is only through this journey into Christ's death and resurrection that we can effectively conquer the fear of death, which tends to cramp us spiritually. Once we have died witih Jesus, we can walk "in newness of life."