Behold the Lamb of God
by Bishop Robert Barron . January 20, 2008 .
John the Baptist's designation of Jesus as Lamb of God is, I submit, largely misunderstood. It has little to do with Jesus' meekness, mildness, or humility and everything to do with his being the victim of a sacrifice. To find out why this is such good news, listen to the sermon!
The Bending Low of the Son of God
by Bishop Robert Barron . January 13, 2008 .
The feast of the Baptism of the Lord is a celebration of God's great humility. In order to rescue us sinners, God the Son bent low and stood with us in the muck and mud of our dysfuction. This was so that he could draw us up to his glory.
Holy Family Values
by Bishop Robert Barron . December 30, 2007 .
Paul lays out for the Colossians (and us) the virtues that make a family healthy. They include compassion, patience, bearing the burden of the other and, above all, love. To find out precisely what these terms mean, listen to the sermon!
by Bishop Robert Barron . December 2, 2007 .
Advent is from the latin word adventus, which means coming or arrival. Some arrivals are positive; others are downright threatening. The Gospel for today paints a somewhat dark picture of the coming of the Son of Man, likening it to the flood of Noah. When Christ comes, we have to change, and that's often wrenching.
The Birth Pangs of the Messiah
by Bishop Robert Barron . November 18, 2007 .
Our readings for today are apocalyptic, which means that they describe the end of an old world and the beginning of a new one. The new world in question is the world of Christ's lordship. To enter into that spiritual space, we have to go through earthquake, famine, and war. But this is, finally good news!
The Struggle With Amalek
by Bishop Robert Barron . October 21, 2007 .
An awful lot of people probably find our first reading for this week offensive. We hear that Israel mowed the Amalekites down with the sword. How can this terrible story of conquest be a revelation of God's intentions? Listen as I offer the surprising interpretation that Origen of Alexandria offers.
The Lessons of Naaman
by Bishop Robert Barron . October 14, 2007 .
The story of Naaman the Syrian is not terribly well-known, but it contains some marvelous spiritual lessons for all of us. It tells us of the importance of patience, humility, perseverance, prayer--and above all following our weakness as it leads us to God.
"The Lord of the Rings" (Part 2 of 2) Commentary by Fr. Robert Barron
by Bishop Robert Barron . September 14, 2007 .
Another video from Fr. Barron and Word on Fire commenting on subjects from modern day culture.