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  • Grace and the Aporia of the Gift
    by Bishop Robert Barron on February 24, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    The philosopher Jacques Derrida reflected on what he called the aporia or dilemma of the gift. The upshot seems to be that it is virtually impossible truly to give a gift, for gift-giving always locks us into an economy of exchange and obligation. But there is one great exception to the Derridean […]

  • A Salt and Empty Earth
    by Bishop Robert Barron on February 17, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    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 […]

  • Invasion of Grace, Confession of Sin, Acceptance of Mission
    by Bishop Robert Barron on February 10, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    There is a wonderful parallel between our first reading and the Gospel this week. The first reading is taken from the sixth chapter of the book of the prophet Isaiah, and it has to do with the call of Isaiah; and the Gospel is from the fifth chapter of Luke, and it deals with the call of the first […]

 

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  • New York, Abortion, and a Short Route to Chaos
    on January 29, 2019 at 6:00 am

    It was the celebration that was particularly galling. On the 46th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, the governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, signed into law a protocol that gives practically unrestricted access to abortion, permitting the killing of an unborn child up until the moment of […]

  • Nueva York, el aborto, y un atajo hacia el caos
    on January 27, 2019 at 6:00 am

    Fue la celebración lo que dolió especialmente. En el 46° aniversario de la decisión de Roe vs. Wade, el gobernador de Nueva York, Andrew Cuomo, convirtió en ley un protocolo que da acceso prácticamente irrestricto al aborto, permitiendo el asesinato del no […]

  • The Internet and Satan’s Game
    on January 22, 2019 at 6:00 am

    By now the entire country has seen a video of a supposedly racist confrontation, in front of the Lincoln Memorial, between a grinning young high school student and a Native American elder, chanting and beating a drum. The immediate and ferocious judgment of the internet community was that the boy […]

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