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Mike Jorissen
Thank you for the Word on Fire. It is so rich and reminds us that none of God's words are expendable. Each of God's words "shall noit return to me void, but shall do my will, achieving the end for which I went it." (Isaish 55:11)
12/2/2011 8:33:57 AM
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Byron
I've spent my adult life looking for a parish with priests who were both capable and willing to provide a compelling weekly homily. Fr. Barron, you have solved this vexing problem for me. My family and are now very happy in our local parish and I listen to you for my direct spiritual guidance we week online. Thank you so much for the preparation you put into these.
12/3/2011 12:40:57 PM
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Byron
I've spent my adult life looking for a parish with priests who were both capable and willing to provide a compelling weekly homily. Fr. Barron, you have solved this vexing problem for me. My family and are now very happy in our local parish and I listen to you for my direct spiritual guidance we week online. Thank you so much for the preparation you put into these.
12/3/2011 12:41:51 PM
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Sr.Flora N.Kabashekye
Hello Fr.Baron,
You are so good in preaching and teaching the word of God.Every weekend,I listen to you and thank God who puts his words in your mouth. Thanks for being such a great messanger of the word with an aloquence that fits the times.
12/4/2011 12:46:46 AM
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Pauly
God Bless you and thank you Cardinal George for supporting this ministry.
12/4/2011 5:29:36 AM
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nan
Interestingly enough, I read "I'm ok you're ok" when church was the last thing on my mind and it lead right back to it.
I'll always remember reading the part that quoted Tillich quoting Jesus who kept telling people "your sins are forgiven" and the child's prayer asking God to make all the bad people good and all the good people nice. So God used the available means to give me the courage to admit the sins that kept me alienated. God's forgiveness made it safe to look back at my life admit all my wrongs. The big surprise was seeing that I had caused my own misery. Undoing the misery involved amends to others. I guess this is the repentence that John preached.
It seems that when the effects of sin make us too weak to keep God out He can come from any direction!
12/4/2011 10:13:13 AM
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jjm
Let us pray for all priests. One of my parish priests was a student of Fr. Barron's in the seminary. He is a good man, but he is very busy every day, with unexpected calls to hospitals, homes, etc., in addition to his usual duties. He has to prepare 7 homilies a week. He made multiple presentations about the new translation; there has been almost no grumbling in our large parish. Parish priests are stretched thin. I just learned of a priest leaving another parish - burnout. We in the laity need to do more. I bet the visitors to this site are the ones who do help. We need to get others we know to join in the effort. Peace.
12/4/2011 11:14:42 AM
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Felix
Thanks again, Fr. Barron, for your enthusiastic faith in Christ and for teaching and encouraging our own faith in Christ. Your insights from history, the Church Fathers, saints, and word of God inspire us to keep Christ as the center of our lives. May God continue to bless your ministry!
12/4/2011 1:38:55 PM
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Bernie Cymbor
Just finished seeing most of the DVD's from the Catholicism series. Wow! The topics especially the one on the Saints and the one on Prayer, with the added works of art, the cathedrals from around the world, the fantastic insights from Fr. Barron, all these things and more, make this series a must-see. Fantastic!
12/4/2011 5:23:57 PM
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Ruben Nuñez
Thanks Father for the inspiring and nurturing homily. I wrote a brief reflection based on your homily, as well as designed two posters based on the scriptures. You can see them here:

http://www.studio35design.com/voice-desert
12/4/2011 8:13:32 PM
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Robert LeBlanc
As always, thank you Fr. Barron for your thoughtful insight.

What struck me most from this past week's gospel reading was that although St. John the Baptist said that he was unworthy to even untie Christ's sandals, at the Last Supper Christ humbled himself to wash the disciples' feet. I was completely blown away by seeing this imagery in the Gospel for the very first time.
12/5/2011 8:51:04 PM
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James Brock
Very well done.
2/5/2012 6:26:16 AM
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Pathummayude
The only problem with that is1) We are ertaecd in the divine image. And we were certainly included in God's statement that everything He ertaecd was good. Certainly the fall (whether believed in literally or figuratively) changes that initial state of goodness. But there is still plenty good reason to understand humanity as (in some way) good.2) More to why I would mention it The oft-heard cry of the non-believer about perfectly good and decent people is easily (ha!) sidestepped because . goodness is not the point. I might be totally wrong about this, but I can't think of any scriptural support for the idea that good is a desirable (or possible) trait in humanity, nor a pre-requisite for any of God's blessings (including salvation).Now- don't get me wrong. I agree with what you're getting at here.But I think, particularly for the sake of that incredulous non-believer (as well as, really, lots of liberal Christians) that it's important to realize that our varying opinions/beliefs about humans and their general worth really should not affect what we believe about our need for Jesus.
3/11/2012 3:05:52 AM
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