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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.

A Salt and Empty Earth

by Bishop Robert Barron . February 17, 2019 .

I would like to focus on the brief but extremely powerful passage from the book of the prophet Jeremiah, which is our first reading for this weekend. It is taken from the seventeenth chapter of the prophet’s book, and the context is a fierce upbraiding that Jeremiah is giving for the idolatry of the people. What we have here is the pithy formula, the simple program, that ought to govern our spiritual lives at the most fundamental level.

The Mystical Transfiguration of Christ

by Bishop Robert Barron . February 25, 2018 .

The story of the Transfiguration of Christ has beguiled the Christian mind for centuries. It is the clearest New Testament evocation of mystical experience, the experience of spiritual things within the ordinary and the keen conviction that the spiritual reality is greater and more beautiful than ordinary experience. "Mystical" means there has been contact with a Person: the person of God.

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