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Bishop Barron on Why Being Good Is Not Enough

by Bishop Robert Barron . August 27, 2020 .

No indication whatsoever is given in Scripture that the moral prescriptions are somehow more important than the liturgical prescriptions. Being a good person is not enough—it’s crucially important to be aligned to God in his divine splendor through ritual and ceremony. My concern is, as our churches begin to open,…

The Book of Exodus and Why Coming Back to Mass Matters

by Bishop Robert Barron . August 25, 2020 .

In connection with an academic project of mine, I’ve recently been poring over the book of Exodus and numerous commentaries thereupon. The second most famous book of the Old Testament is concerned primarily with the manner in which God shapes his people so that they might become a radiant beacon,…

El libro del Éxodo y por qué volver a la misa es importante

by Bishop Robert Barron . August 25, 2020 .

En relación con un proyecto académico mío, recientemente he estado estudiando el libro de Éxodo y numerosos comentarios al respecto. El segundo libro más famoso del Antiguo Testamento se ocupa principalmente de la forma en que Dios da forma a su pueblo para que se convierta en un faro radiante,…

Three Tasks of the Church

by Bishop Robert Barron . April 19, 2020 .

All throughout the Easter season, we will read at Mass from the wonderful Acts of the Apostles, St. Luke’s description of the adventures, challenges, and achievements of the early Christian community. His purpose is to show what “Apostles,” people sent by the risen Jesus, were doing. This is why it…

The Ratzingerian Constants and the Maintenance of Harmony in the Church

by Bishop Robert Barron . February 11, 2020 .

Some years ago, my friend Msgr. Francis Mannion wrote an article concerning the three essential features of the Eucharistic liturgy—namely, the priest, the rite, and the people. When these elements are in proper balance, rightly ordered liturgy obtains. Further, from these categories, he argued, we can discern the three typical…

Las constantes de Ratzinger y el mantenimiento de la armonía en la Iglesia

by Bishop Robert Barron . February 11, 2020 .

Hace algunos años, mi amigo Monseñor Francis Mannion escribió un artículo sobre las tres características esenciales de la liturgia eucarística: el sacerdote, el rito y el pueblo. Cuando estos elementos están en el equilibrio adecuado, se obtiene una liturgia correctamente ordenada. Además, a partir de estas categorías, argumentaba él, podemos…

Bishop Barron on the Three Essential Elements of the Church

by Bishop Robert Barron . February 6, 2020 .

Joseph Ratzinger said that the Church performs three basic tasks. We can also read off of these categories typical distortions in the life of the Church.

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