Source: Bishop Robert Barron via youtube.com Friends, at the heart of what St. Ignatius of Loyola teaches in the “Spiritual Exercises” is the idea of detachment. If we are to do the will of God, then we have to become detached from the worldly goods to which we are addicted. […]
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Is Jesus the King of Your Life?
Source: Bishop Robert Barron via YouTube. Friends, this Feast of Christ the King encapsulates what the Christian life is all about. All the other celebrations of the year are leading us to this conclusion, and on this last Sunday of the liturgical year, we are asked the question: Is Christ […]
Why Is Life So Full of Suffering?
Friends, the book of Job is one of the most profound and most challenging books in the entire Bible. In today’s reading, we see that God does not hand-wave away Job’s suffering. Rather, the Lord places profound hurt and heartache in an infinitely greater context—into his loving providence. We must not narrow our focus on our pain; we must rather open ourselves to ever greater trust.
The Last King Standing
Friends, in our Gospel today, Christ paints a picture of a growing mustard tree, under whose shade all people are invited to dwell. Jesus speaks here, using a parable, about the reign and rule of God. Even now, the kingdom of God—the kingdom that finally matters and endures—is spreading far and wide across the whole world.
Jesus Is the Way, the Truth, and the Life
Friends, in today’s Gospel, Jesus makes extraordinary observations about discipleship. He speaks about being enraptured by God, having exuberant joy, accepting scorn from persecutors, and being consecrated into truth. Watch the Spanish version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkxUF… SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel to watch every Sunday Sermon: http://bit.ly/wof-subscribe ———VIDEO LINKS——— Bishop Barron […]
One Promise That Can’t Be Broken
Source: Bishop Robert Barron via YouTube Friends, today’s readings contain within them the theme of God’s covenants with his people. God has made the whole of creation, but out of the totality of the nations on earth, he chose a particular people—the Israelite nation—to be “peculiarly his own,” forming them […]
There’s Nowhere to Run
Source: Bishop Robert Barron via YouTube Friends, this Sunday we hear the story of Jonah, a narrative about the acceptance (or rejection) of God’s mission. What would happen if every single person in our society commenced to embrace his or her mission from God? Jonah converted the entire city, from […]
Joy for the Brokenhearted
Friends, today is Gaudete Sunday. It is a command to rejoice, for Jesus has made us rich through his entrance into poverty. We are reminded both by Pope Francis and the Gospel reading that we must reach out to those on the periphery, suffering from poverty—whether economic, political, or existential—just as Christ has done for us.
Antichristian Globalism vs. the Reign of Jesus Christ
Source: TheRemnantVideo via YouTube In this Sunday Sermon of So. Saint Paul, Father speaks of the coming end of the liturgical year and the Novus Ordo liturgists’ decision to move the Feast of the Kingship of Christ. Father says we all should be “Catholic globalists” in a “one-world religion”. But […]
The One True King
Source: Bishop Robert Barron via YouTube Friends, Christ is the King of all things. His rule is characterized not by totalitarianism or despotism, but rather by lovingkindness and sacrifice. He constantly reaches out his hands to defend the weak and sick, going to the limits of godforsakenness to bring back […]
God’s Rules for Life — Bishop Barron’s Sunday Sermon
Source: Bishop Robert Barron via YouTube Friends, the Books of Moses teach that the three types of Israelite law—liturgical law, ritual law, and moral law—shape and direct God’s people toward holiness and purity. While the liturgical laws have been carried over and the ritual laws largely set aside, the moral […]
The Divine Plan for Peace
Source: Bishop Barron via YouTube The Divine Plan for Peace — Bishop Barron’s Sunday Sermon Friends, selfishness creates conflict. However, when we put the interests of others higher than our own, we’ll have outbreaks of peace. When we, together, fall in love with the transcendent love of God, we can […]