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Musing on the Teeth of St. Ambrose

by Bishop Robert Barron . August 1, 2017 .

While filming for our “Pivotal Players” series, I had the chance to view the skeletal remains of St. Ambrose, the great fourth-century bishop of Milan. However, when I posted pictures on social media, many people were a bit put off. Why do Catholics venerate dead bodies and relics? Answering this question throws light on some pretty interesting issues in Catholic theology.

St. Why

by Dr. Tom Neal . July 6, 2017 .

A Bride and Groom; The Bride and The Groom

by Bishop Robert Barron . June 27, 2017 .

Two weeks ago, I had the great good pleasure of presiding at the wedding of my niece, Bryna and her now husband, Nelson. While we rejoice in their love for each other, the fact that they have now become living symbols of Christ the Bridegroom’s ecstatic love for his Bride, the Church is reason, in the very deepest sense, to give thanks.

Every Word from the Mouth of God

by Bishop Robert Barron . June 18, 2017 .

This Sunday the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, Corpus Christi in Latin. This feast displays the distinctiveness of Christian religion amongst all the other religions, philosophies, and world views. No other group of people is called upon to eat the flesh and drink the blood of the person they admire. Christianity is the strangest way precisely because we are given this distinct access into the Divine Life.

Bishop Barron on Catholicism and the Reformation

by Bishop Robert Barron . May 4, 2017 .

This year marks the 500 year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, which is decidedly the greatest split in Christian Church history. Here, Bishop Barron explains how Catholics gesture to the Reformers by celebrating the primacy of grace but always while maintaining the Biblical logic of God's non-competitive transcendence.

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