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Bishop Robert Barron’s Sermons - Catholic Preaching and Homilies

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Rank #51 in Christianity category

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

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

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Please be the next POPE!!

By denise santu - Aug 22 2019
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We need you Bishop! The world needs to hear you!

Great supplement to mass!

By Robert Henry Holtz - Jun 11 2019
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Bishop Barron is the best! The best Jerry! The Best! No podcasts in June??

iTunes Ratings

1766 Ratings
Average Ratings
1646
40
37
25
18

Please be the next POPE!!

By denise santu - Aug 22 2019
Read more
We need you Bishop! The world needs to hear you!

Great supplement to mass!

By Robert Henry Holtz - Jun 11 2019
Read more
Bishop Barron is the best! The best Jerry! The Best! No podcasts in June??
Cover image of Bishop Robert Barron’s Sermons - Catholic Preaching and Homilies

Bishop Robert Barron’s Sermons - Catholic Preaching and Homilies

Updated 4 days ago

Rank #51 in Christianity category

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

Rank #1: Listen to Him

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One of the most unsettling accounts in the Bible, that of Abraham being asked by God to sacrifice his son, ironically shows His goodness and love for us. If we put our faith in God, if we listen to God, if we obey God, we will be rewarded. A few of Jesus' disciples witnessed it with the Transfiguration, and we too can witness it if we trust in God's will for us, if we have faith.
Mar 04 2012
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Rank #2: Life Lived in the Spirit

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The Holy Spirit thrives on the actions we take and decisions we make out of love, joy, peace, patience and more. These aren't abstract ideas that result in an internal satisfaction, they have concrete ramifications, rippling out into the world and affecting real, good change. When we choose light over darkness, participate in the sacraments, the Holy Spirit fill us.
Jun 03 2012
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Rank #3: He Must Increase and I Must Decrease

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John the Baptist is one of the most important figures in Christianity, and provides a window into the tradition of the Jewish priesthood and the historical context of the day. John chose the river Jordan to baptize, a conscious move to display the forgiveness of sins against the backdrop of the Jewish history of Exodus and liberation. Yet while he was baptizing in the desert, likely an exercise in protest of the corruption in the Temple in Jerusalem, he was heralding the coming of Christ, one who will "baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire."
Jun 24 2012
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Rank #4: Jesus Among the Angels and Beasts

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Lent begins with a passage about Noah and flood. It's representative of not only sin, but of God's good grace. It's also a fitting entree into Jesus' journey into the desert, also symbolic of sin, and how his presence there infuses a forgotten, desolate place with life and goodness. When we are racked with sin, it is Christ who can infuse us with life and goodness.
Feb 26 2012
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Rank #5: True Kingship

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At the end of the liturgical year, we celebrate the feast of Christ the King. But Christ's kingship is different from any with which we're familiar - his kingdom "does not belong to this world." His kingship doesn't demand violence, but truth. Following him brings us closer to God's grace.
Nov 25 2012
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Rank #6: Fate of the Prophet

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Our readings for today develop a theme that is uncomfortable. Authentically religious people, authentically spiritual people, will almost always be opposed. The logic behind this is simple and unanswerable: we live in a world gone wrong, a world turned upside down; therefore, when someone comes speaking the truth to us, we will think that they are crazy and dangerous. Jesus’ word is meant to burn things up, to reduce things to cinders, to clear things out. A get-along attitude is never what Jesus is calling for. I know that we are uneasy with this idea, but the Bible isn’t. To love is to will the good of the other. Therefore, to love necessarily involves passionate opposition to what works evil in the other. Love destroys the false forms of order and community in order for the true community to emerge.

Aug 14 2019
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Rank #7: Walking Truly and Completely with Him

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In the Gospel for this Sunday, Jesus clarifies that all worldly goods find their value in relation to Him.  If we believe Jesus is the only Son of God, we must place our grudges, personal desires, and even our most sacred worldly obligations aside in order to walk truly and completely with Him.
Jun 22 2016
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Rank #8: Divine Mercy

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On this Second Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday, we remember the dedication of this day by Saint John Paul II in honor of St. Faustina’s vision of Christ, in which the Lord’s heart radiated forth with divine mercy for the world. But what does mercy mean? It designates the suffering of the heart, a type of compassion, a deep, loving identification with people in their suffering. It is the characteristic of God, for God is love. Nothing in the world would exist if it were not, at every moment, loved into being by God—a great act of tender mercy. How is this love made manifest in us? Precisely through following God’s commands and through forgiveness. 

Apr 12 2015
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Rank #9: Humility, Queen of the Virtues

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This week's readings focus on the importance of humility. Humility is the foundation for the whole of spirituality. In order to truly pursue truth and goodness, it is necessary to let go of the ego and realize that everything we have and are is a gift from God.
Aug 24 2016
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Rank #10: The Prodigal Son

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In this week's Gospel reading we hear the story of the Prodigal Son. Here, Christ provides a reflection on the nature of love and our relationship with God. God gives us gifts; we must receive them and give them back. Only when we accept grace freely and give it away will we live in a proper relationship with God.
Mar 10 2013
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Rank #11: Four Spiritual Lessons from the Life of Paul

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I would like to focus my attention this week on the magnificent first reading, taken from the pivotal ninth chapter of the Acts of the Apostles. I say pivotal because this is the chapter in which the conversion of Saul is recounted. Hans Urs von Balthasar refers to Paul as one of the great archetypes in the life of the Church, and so we can benefit from a close study of the spiritual lessons from his life and his manner of discipleship.

Apr 25 2018
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Rank #12: Seeing the World Anew

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This Sunday's Gospel presents the extraordinary story of Christ's healing Bartimaeus. Bartimaeus is blind. Christ gives him not only the ability to see the world, but to see the world anew through the revelation of his Grace. The Christian way of life is best described as a new way of seeing and it is through this vision, illuminated by the light of Christ, that we are invited to know and see the world as God in Christ intends.
Oct 28 2012
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Rank #13: The Wages of Sin

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In today's first reading from 2 Samuel we learn about God's dealings with David, the Israelite king who put himself on a path of sin that culminated in adultery and murder. David is forgiven but also cleansed, purified, and brought back to obedience to God precisely through the suffering unleashed by this double-sin. From David we learn how God's grace is always available, but it is never cheap.
Jun 12 2016
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Rank #14: The Great Yes and The Great No

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Very often we find ourselves drawn towards extremes: puritanism or hedonism, idolizing the world or demonizing the world. The proper Catholic balance involves a balance—a yes and a no—to both extremes. We should enjoy the world we have been given while understanding that it is not as important as the God who gave it.
Aug 04 2013
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Rank #15: Humility: The Queen of the Virtues

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This week's readings focus on the importance of humility. Humility is the foundation for the whole of spirituality. In order to truly pursue truth and goodness, it is necessary to let go of the ego and realize that everything we have and are is a gift from God.
Sep 01 2013
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Rank #16: No Temple in the New Jerusalem

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In this week's reading from the Book of Revelation the narrator describes the arrival of the Holy City of the New Jerusalem. The visionary sees a great city and notes that there is no temple because the whole city has become a temple, a place of right praise. God created the whole world to shine in the divine light, and the visionary sees the fulfillment of this hope.
May 05 2013
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Rank #17: No Fear of Death

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In our second reading for this week, St. Paul reminds the Christian community in Rome that baptism means an immersion into the dying of the Lord. In his first letter to the Corinthians, he had similarly told his followers that every eucharist is a participation in the dying of Christ. Why this preoccupation with death? Because it is only through this journey into Christ's death and resurrection that we can effectively conquer the fear of death, which tends to cramp us spiritually. Once we have died witih Jesus, we can walk "in newness of life."

Jun 28 2017
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Rank #18: Every Saint Had a Past, Every Sinner Has a Future

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This week's scriptures present the hope of moving forward. All of us have sins and vices in our past. Christ offers us the possibility for forgiveness and a bright future in grace no matter how sinful our pasts are.
Mar 17 2013
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Rank #19: The Narrow Gate

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To gain eternal life is to participate to the fullest degree possible in the very life of God. It is to walk the path of love, surrendering to grace and allowing this grace to flow through you to the wider world. Is this an easy task? No. The Gospel of Luke tells reminds us that the gate is narrow precisely because it is in the very shape of Jesus Himself, and entrance through the gate involves conformity to his state of being. The path of love is traveled by taking up one's cross every day.
Aug 17 2016
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Rank #20: The Primacy of Love

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This week we hear from St. Paul’s brilliant meditation on love. Everything in religion and theology revolves around love. It is at the heart of everything. Nothing matters without love, because God is love. Putting love at the center is the best way to organize and prioritize our entire lives.

Jan 30 2019
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