RSSGuest columns

Gospel’s message: Enjoy life

Gospel’s message: Enjoy life

| July 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Joy is an infallible indication of God’s presence, just as the cross is an infallible indication of Christian discipleship. What a paradox! And Jesus is to blame.

Continue Reading

A Prophetic Call to “Wake up the world”

A Prophetic Call to “Wake up the world”

| July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

When I embarked on my “Laudato Si’” walking pilgrimage from Rome to Krakow last year, one of the highlights of the trip was Umbria in Italy.

Continue Reading

A word to those being confirmed

A word to those being confirmed

| July 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

One of the greatest privileges I have as a bishop is the opportunity to preside at the sacrament of Confirmation.

Continue Reading

To whom can we go?

To whom can we go?

| July 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

“To whom else shall we go? You have the message of eternal life.” Peter says these words to Jesus, but they are spoken in a very conflicted context: Jesus had just said something that upset and offended his audience, and the Gospels tell us everyone walked away grumbling that Jesus’ teaching was “intolerable.” Jesus then […]

Continue Reading

Bishop Barron talks satire, politics, ‘pelvic issues’

Bishop Barron talks satire, politics, ‘pelvic issues’

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Last week, I was interviewed in Los Angeles by Dave Rubin for his popular program “The Rubin Report”

Continue Reading

Churches must be sanctuaries for searchers

Churches must be sanctuaries for searchers

| December 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Whenever we Christians have been at our best, we have opened our churches as sanctuaries to the poor and the endangered.

Continue Reading

Fear not!

Fear not!

| December 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

The recent presidential election unearthed a stratum of anxiety and fear that extends across the country like a vein of ore.

Continue Reading

Changing and changeless in 2017

Changing and changeless in 2017

| December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

For one year, long ago, my four siblings and I were all in grade school at the same time.

Continue Reading

Celebrating Christ at Christmas

Celebrating Christ at Christmas

| December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

As we rejoice in the Lord’s birth this Christmas, it is important to remember that faith in the incarnation of Jesus Christ is an essential part of the Catholic Church’s teachings: “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us” (Jn 1:14). Jesus came as a light into the world, to dispel the darkness and to give us new life (Jn 8:12). He gave up his life to bring salvation, love and joy to the human race.

Continue Reading

A new year of hope

A new year of hope

| December 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Some have suggested with the closing of the Year of Mercy, 2017 should be a Year of Hope.

Continue Reading