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Weekly homilies from Bishop Robert Barron, produced by Word on Fire Catholic Ministries.

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Weekly homilies from Bishop Robert Barron, produced by Word on Fire Catholic Ministries.

    In the Land of Zebulon and Naphtali

    In the Land of Zebulon and Naphtali

    Our first reading from the prophet Isaiah and our Gospel are tightly linked, for St. Matthew, in articulating the meaning of Jesus, cites (as is his wont) an Old Testament text—namely, our reading from the eighth and ninth chapters of Isaiah. The prophet speaks of conflict in the land of Zebulon and Naphtali, and then of a great light that shines in that area, signaling the victory of God.

    • 14 min
    Knowing Who We Are

    Knowing Who We Are

    The entirety of this Sunday’s second reading might be seen as so much boilerplate, throwaway lines that a writer used at the commencement of his letter, something like a formal salutation. But in point of fact, almost the whole of Christianity is contained in these lines, if we have but the eyes to see. So take out your Bibles today and revisit the beginning of 1 Corinthians. It will tell you pretty much everything essential that you need to know about yourself and your mission.  

    • 14 min
    It Is Too Little for You to Be My Servant

    It Is Too Little for You to Be My Servant

    I want to focus this week on the extraordinary passage from the book of the prophet Isaiah, for it reveals a central dynamic of all of biblical revelation, and indeed of the spirituality of every Christian: that the Lord’s election is not for the sake of the elect, but for the sake of the whole world.

    • 14 min
    Vitae Spiritualis Ianua

    Vitae Spiritualis Ianua

    The first sacrament one can receive in the Church, Baptism, defines our relationship with Christ. In it, we are reborn as part of his Mystical Body and gifted with the grace of God’s love. Baptism lays the foundation for every other sacrament we are to receive and inextricably links us with the Trinity.

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    The Light of the Nations

    The Light of the Nations

    Today’s readings for Epiphany speak of a light that shines on Israel, the chosen people, but that is meant for the whole world, a light that is a beacon summoning all the nations. And that Light is Jesus Christ himself. As the prophets predicted, this Light is the illumination of all the world, the Light to whom all seekers are destined to come.

    • 14 min
    Herod and Joseph

    Herod and Joseph

    The point of our Gospel for Holy Family Sunday is to make us see a contrast between Herod, the perfect type of the anti-family man, and Joseph, the selfless protector of Mary and Jesus. Herod’s whole existence was conditioned by and predicated upon what was good for Herod; Joseph’s whole existence and behavior are conditioned by obedience to the Word of God. Herod is out for Herod; Joseph has transcended his own ego. And this makes all the difference!

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These 15 minute talks are little pockets of gold. There is always something I can take into my every day life. Bishop Robert Barron’s biblical analyses are rich in wisdom and knowledge. He has the rare skill of explaining complex themes and heavy topics in simple, practical ways.

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Excellent Biblical Interpretation

An excellent biblical interpretation each week from Bishop Barron. It has certainly helped me understand the context, purpose and intent of scripture. Most importantly, I know appreciate the intellectual depth of the Church. All Glory to God.

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Such key lessons here!

I wholeheartedly recommend this to everyone searching for real meaning in their lives. Here is a key to the beautiful truth of the catholic faith.

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