Word on Fire

  • That Sin, Again?
    on January 17, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Have you ever confessed a sin and then, no matter how earnestly you intended to amend your life, had the desire to commit that sin again? Why aren’t we simply fixed after Confession? Jesus instituted the sacrament of Confession that our sins may be forgiven and that we may return to […]

  • Why Did Jesus So Often Feel a Need for Secrecy?
    on January 16, 2020 at 12:00 am

    A leper came to him and kneeling down begged him and said, “If you wish, you can make me clean.” Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand, touched the leper, and said to him, “I do will it. Be made clean.” The leprosy left him immediately, and he was made clean. Then, […]

  • Your Story and Mine: Why Everyone Should Read Classic Literature
    on January 15, 2020 at 12:00 am

    A few days ago I finished my annual participation in a week-long series of lectures, Becoming a Doctor, to students at the University of Minnesota Medical School. The intent of the week is to draw third and fourth year students together from various rotations at disparate locations and allow them […]

  • “This Is the Way”: The Mandalorian’s Growth in Charity
    on January 14, 2020 at 12:00 am

    In the late first century AD, the historian Tacitus contrasted the freedom of the uncivilized Britons with the corruption of Rome, saying of his own people, “They plunder, they slaughter, and they steal: this they falsely name Empire, and where they make a wasteland, they call it […]

  • Here’s What’s Coming in 2020 in the Word on Fire Institute!
    on January 13, 2020 at 12:00 am

    2019 was a year of growth, blessings, and persistent spiritual renewal for the Word on Fire Institute. We have grown to over 9,500 members from around the world, representing 27 countries, and: Launched the brand-new Word on Fire Institute quarterly journal entitled Evangelization & Culture. […]


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  • It Is Too Little for You to Be My Servant
    on January 15, 2020 at 12:00 am

    I want to focus this week on the extraordinary passage from the book of the prophet Isaiah, for it reveals a central dynamic of all of biblical revelation, and indeed of the spirituality of every Christian: that the Lord’s election is not for the sake of the elect, but for the sake of the […]

  • Vitae Spiritualis Ianua
    on January 8, 2020 at 12:00 am

    The first sacrament one can receive in the Church, Baptism, defines our relationship with Christ. In it, we are reborn as part of his Mystical Body and gifted with the grace of God’s love. Baptism lays the foundation for every other sacrament we are to receive and inextricably links us with […]

  • The Light of the Nations
    on January 3, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Today’s readings for Epiphany speak of a light that shines on Israel, the chosen people, but that is meant for the whole world, a light that is a beacon summoning all the nations. And that Light is Jesus Christ himself. As the prophets predicted, this Light is the illumination of all the […]


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