It’s been widely hailed as the greatest sermon ever preached and a masterpiece of religious and social ethics. Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, found in Matthew 5-7, commences with the “beatitudes”, a series of eight blessings that Jesus gives to those who suffer, mourn, and express purity of heart. Bishop Barron walks through each beatitude and unveils its deeper meaning. A listener asks whether, according to Thomas Aquinas, God loves everyone the same or has a special hatred for sinners.
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- 0:26 – Bishop Barron’s new film series, CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players
- 1:34 – What does “beatitude” mean?
- 4:35 – How the beatitudes of Jesus are different than other religious teachings
- 6:25 – How can the “poor in spirit” be blessed?
- 7:32 – How will those who mourn be comforted?
- 9:15 – The future promise of comfort for those who mourn
- 10:06 – What does it mean to be “meek”?
- 11:21 – How will the meek “inherit the land”?
- 12:12 – How God satisfied those who “hunger and thirst for righteousness”
- 13:49 – What “blessed are the merciful” means
- 15:09 – How the mercy we express is tied to the mercy we receive
- 16:55 – How do we become “clean of heart”?
- 18:39 – Pornography and the “clean of heart”
- 19:37 – Why peacemakers will become children of God
- 20:55 – Cardinal George and the eschatological dimension of peacemaking
- 22:51 – Why religious persecution can be a form of blessing
- 25:27 – Question from listener: Does God love everyone the same or hate sinners?
- The Beatitudes: A Spiritual Program (Bishop Barron)