“Atheism is the opiate of the masses”

Fr. Robert Barron discusses the intellectual vacuity of the modern atheist movement in the video commentary above. Karl Marx famously said that religion is the “opiate of the masses.” Fr. Barron says he got it backwards, that atheism is the opiate of the masses, that it attempts, much like a drug, to mask our deepest longing. And what is that longing?

It is our longing for God, our desire for something beyond the abilities of this world to satisfy…

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“A caress of Jesus”

Today is Holy Thursday.

The profound richness of the Last Supper comes alive in this, the beginning of the Easter Triduum.

Tonight at Mass, we will wash each other’s feet as a prelude to the Eucharistic sacrifice…

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