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Word On Fire - Blog Feed Blog posts from Bishop Robert Barron's Word on Fire Catholic Ministries.

  • Villains and Heroes Among So Much Tragedy
    on February 16, 2018 at 6:00 am

    In the wake of the heartbreaking tragedy that occurred just a few days ago in Parkland, Florida, Jared Zimmerer offers a reflection on why so many young men turn to this kind of violence—and what we can do about it. […]

  • Mercy Is Free, But Never Cheap
    on February 15, 2018 at 6:00 am

    Mercy, like grace, is an undeserved favor. But while it is free, Dr. Tom Neal explains, it is never cheap. […]

  • [VIDEO] Why Lent? Bishop Barron Explains
    on February 14, 2018 at 6:00 am

    Today is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the liturgical season of Lent. For so many of us, it means ashes today, sacrifice for weeks, and then a big celebration at the end of it all. But why? What does it all mean? Bishop Barron explains. […]

  • How to Get Ready for Lent
    on February 13, 2018 at 6:00 am

    We're just one day away from Lent, the penitential season when we prepare ourselves for Christ's death and resurrection. Fr. Steve Grunow offers his advice on how best to ready ourselves. […]

  • Is Life Ultimately Pointless?
    on February 12, 2018 at 6:00 am

    What is the meaning of life? Why am I here? Today Matt Nelson discusses different responses to what philosophers have called “life's persistent questions.&rdquo […]

 

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  • Angels and Wild Beasts
    by Bishop Robert Barron on February 18, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    On this first Sunday of Lent, the Church asks us to meditate on animals and angels. For Christ, in his own person, joins together the disparate elements of creation, the spiritual and the material, angels and wild beasts. There are, of course, angels and wild beasts in all of us. We are all a […]

  • The Leper and Evangelization
    by Bishop Robert Barron on February 11, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Our Gospel this week gives us one of the great scenes of healing in the ministry of Jesus, and as is usually the case, the Gospel writer composes the scene in such a way that it becomes an icon of the spiritual life in general. In our sickness, our weakness, our shame, our sin, our […]

  • How to Evangelize
    by Bishop Robert Barron on February 4, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Our second reading this week, taken from Paul’s magnificent first letter to the Corinthians, has to do with a theme that has been central to my ministry and which, according to the last five popes, ought to be central to every baptized Christian: evangelization. […]

 

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  • “America” Magazine’s Survey of Women in the Church
    on February 13, 2018 at 6:00 am

    Last week, America magazine published a fascinating survey regarding the attitudes of women in the Church. They were kind enough to publish a few of my reactions to the study, but I would like, in this article, to offer a fuller response to their findings. […]

  • An Evening with William Lane Craig
    on January 23, 2018 at 6:00 am

    Ten years ago, a seminarian friend told me that Dr. William Lane Craig, an evangelical Protestant, was by far the most effective spokesman for the Christian point of view and that he had taken on the atheists with great intelligence, wit, and panache. That night, I looked up Dr. Craig on YouTube […]

  • The Surprising Message of “Downsizing”
    on January 2, 2018 at 6:00 am

    As I took in the opening scenes of Alexander Payne’s new film, “Downsizing,” and heard a lot of talk about protecting the environment and the dangers of overpopulation, I thought that the movie would be a propaganda piece for left-wing causes. Instead, “Downsizing” […]