Bishop Barron on Prayer
by Bishop Robert Barron . February 16, 2017 .
Studies have shown that everyone prays; even some atheists say that they pray. So what is prayer? What makes Christian prayer distinctive? Bishop Barron answers these questions and offers recommendations on how to improve your prayer life
Eden, The Mountain, and The One Who Baptizes with Fire
by Bishop Robert Barron . December 4, 2016 .
This week's readings take us to chapter 11 of the prophet Isaiah. Isaiah looks back to the garden of Eden and the world in right alignment with God, and then looks forward to the Messiah who will set right what has gone wrong in God's world. Sin interrupts right order, justice, and goodness. The righteous king will restore justice when he rules on his holy mountain.
The Mountain of the Lord
by Bishop Robert Barron . November 27, 2016 .
This week we enter into the great season of Advent. Our first reading from the prophet Isaiah describes how every nation streams towards God's holy mountain. As you enter the Advent season, think about this holy mountain. Is the mountain of the Lord higher than every other mountain for you? Do you stream toward it with your whole being?
Bishop Barron Goes to Baby Bishop School
by Bishop Robert Barron . October 20, 2016 .
Last month I was sequestered in Rome, along with 150 fellow bishops from around the world who had been appointed in the previous year. We were there for the New Bishops’ program, more colloquially known as “Baby Bishop School.” Between praying and worshiping together, and spending a few moments with Pope Francis, it proved to be an unforgettable experience.
Knowing Who We Are; Knowing What We Are Supposed to Do
by Bishop Robert Barron . October 11, 2016 .
This fall I am giving presentations to all of the high school teachers, staff and administrators in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. This year, the theme is morality. Lucky me! What I’m telling the Catholic high school teachers of L.A. is what I want to tell all Catholics: you won’t know how to behave until you know who you are. And you won’t know who you are until you realize what play you’re in!
Bishop Barron on World Youth Day 2016
by Bishop Robert Barron . August 18, 2016 .
We are passing through a particularly dark moment in the world’s history. But in the wizened faces of the members of Karol Wojtyła’s Środowisko, in the enraptured cries of 25,000 young people in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, in the serene witness of Poland’s martyrs, and in the mercy, within mercy, within mercy proclaimed by Faustina, I found much ground for hope.