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  • Bishop Barron’s Top 10 Homilies on Christ the King
    on November 22, 2019 at 12:00 am

    This weekend the Church celebrates the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, more popularly known as the Feast of Christ the King. To help you prepare, we’re sharing ten of Bishop Barron’s best homilies on Christ the King. Enjoy! #10: True Kingship At the end of the […]

  • A Time to Keep Silence, and a Time to Speak
    on November 21, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Catholics “of a certain age” may remember being taught that, once having settled into a pew, our time before Mass was meant to be directed toward mentally and spiritually preparing ourselves for the great liturgies of Word and Eucharist—participation at which culminates in our […]

  • “Bishop Barron Presents” with Dr. Arthur Brooks Tomorrow!
    on November 20, 2019 at 12:00 am

    The next “Bishop Barron Presents” event, featuring social scientist, musician, and Harvard professor Dr. Arthur Brooks, will take place LIVE tomorrow, November 21, at 10:00 p.m. (EST)! The evening is titled Love Your Enemies: Civility in a Culture of Contempt and will be livestreamed […]

  • “Catching Feelings”: Love, Relationships, and the iGen’s Openness to God
    on November 19, 2019 at 12:00 am

    As a high school theology teacher, one of the first things I sought out to teach my young students was how much God loves us and how much he longs for us to love him back. This should have been a relatively easy undertaking. I mean, this is “Sunday School 101” kind of stuff, right? […]

  • Good Grief
    on November 18, 2019 at 12:00 am

    [On hearing of the death of his son,] the king was deeply moved, and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept; and as he went, he said, “O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! Would I had died instead of you, O Absalom, my son, my son!” It was told Joab, “The king is […]


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  • March in the Army of the True King
    on November 20, 2019 at 12:00 am

    It is extraordinarily significant that the liturgical year ends with the feast of Christ the King. For this great fact—that Jesus Christ is the king of the world—is indeed the culmination of the biblical revelation. It is, in a very real sense, the point of the whole story the Bible is […]

  • A Theology of Work
    on November 13, 2019 at 12:00 am

    I’m pretty sure that in thirty years of priesthood, I’ve never preached on this Sunday’s short second reading from Paul’s second letter to the Thessalonians. And what a little gem it is! Isn’t it fascinating that St. Paul, precisely in the context of a letter to his […]

  • The Martyrs and a Higher World
    on November 6, 2019 at 12:00 am

    The story conveyed in our first reading from the second book of Maccabees is one that resonates up and down the ages, that still stirs our hearts today. It’s the story of a martyr’s death. We can talk about heaven, we can speculate about it, we can write learned treatises about it, and […]


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