Meeting Jesus in the Sacraments (Second Edition)

Chapter 3: Bishop Barron on the Sacrament of Baptism

 

Bishop Barron on the Sacrament of Baptism

Film Focus: In this video, Bishop Barron discusses the Sacrament of Baptism as the door and the gateway to all Christian life and explains how all the other sacraments flow naturally from the life of grace planted in each believer’s soul in the Sacrament of Baptism. In addition, he speaks about how the Sacrament of Baptism plays a foundational role in our redemption by removing the stain of Original Sin.

Text Focus: Pages 90–95

Discussion Questions:

  1. According to Bishop Barron, what does it mean to be a Christian?
  2. Are the graces of the Sacrament of Baptism merited or unmerited? Explain.
  3. What analogy does Bishop Barron use to describe the nature of Original Sin in the soul of each person?
  4. Bishop Barron speaks of the Sacrament of Baptism as the “door of the spiritual life.” Keeping this in mind, how does the Sacrament of Baptism make all the other sacraments make sense?

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