Bishop Robert Barron’s SermonsAuthor: Bishop Robert Barron
24 Oct 2018

Bishop Robert Barron’s Sermons

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

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    Substitutionary Sacrifice

    Friends, all three readings for this weekend center around a theme that was very familiar to the ancient audiences who first took them in but that is rather alien to us. I’m talking about the theme of substitutionary sacrifice. A very basic problem that we have when we seek to understand this idea is that we are marked, through and through, by a strong individualism: everyone acts and speaks for himself and takes responsibility for his own actions. But ancient people lived within a far more collective or corporate consciousness.

  • Posted on 21 Oct 2018

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    Riches and Wisdom

    The first reading for this weekend and the Gospel, which are meant to be read in tandem, are very good examples of what I’ve called principles of spiritual physics. They lay out some ideas and relationships that are fundamental to the spiritual order—laws, if you will. And both readings have a good deal to say about riches.

  • Posted on 14 Oct 2018

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    The Biblical View of Marriage

    Our first reading for this weekend is of pivotal significance in the Bible, for it lays out some of the fundamentals of human anthropology and the Christian vision of marriage. It behooves us to take a careful and attentive walk through this brief but highly significant passage from the second chapter of the book of Genesis.

  • Posted on 07 Oct 2018

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    Would That Everyone Could Be a Prophet

    Our first reading from the Book of Numbers and the Gospel reading from Mark both highlight a very interesting spiritual predicament, one that is presented numerous times throughout the Bible. It might be summed up as the inclination for members of the Church to subvert the mission of the Church because of their own ego-driven desires and preoccupations.

  • Posted on 30 Sep 2018

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    The Undoing of Original Sin

    One of the most important doctrines of the Church is the doctrine of original sin, which asserts that something it off with us. We see the effects of it everywhere, and we also see many attempts to solve the problem of sin on our own. The only way to be healed, however, is to give ourselves over to Jesus, like the little child in today’s Gospel reading.

  • Posted on 23 Sep 2018

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