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Workplace Evangelists: An Interview with Jennifer Baugh

by Jared Zimmerer Oct 20, 2014 0 Comments

As St. John Paul II noted, "the time has come to commit all of the Church's energies to a new evangelization," and those energies must seep into every facet of life, from home, to school, to t...

Igneous Saint

by Dr. Tom Neal Oct 17, 2014 1 Comments

Today is the feast of my favorite author among the Fathers of the Church, St. Ignatius of Antioch (ca. 30-108 CE). His writings witness to an impassioned orthodoxy enwrapped in a love for Chr...

The Scars of God

by Matthew Becklo Oct 16, 2014 1 Comments

In the song “Dear God 2.0” by The Roots, Monsters of Folk’s Jim James poses a sincere question of an all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-loving God: Dear God, I'm trying hard to r...

St. Teresa of Avila and Holy Reform

by Fr. Steve Grunow Oct 15, 2014 0 Comments

"At that time, the news reached me of harm being done to the Church, and that the works of her opponents were flourishing. This news distressed me greatly, and I wondered if I could do anything. ...

Sons of Anarchy and the Rise of Cognitive Dissonance

by Jared Zimmerer Oct 14, 2014 0 Comments

The hit show "Sons of Anarchy", which is just beginning its final season, centers around a motorcycle club in a small town named Charming Heights. In true outlaw spirit, this club uses illegal mean...

Fr. Barron's Top 10 YouTube Videos of All Time

by Brandon Vogt Oct 13, 2014 2 Comments

This weekend, Fr. Robert Barron's YouTube channel received its 10 millionth view. It's an astounding testament to the reach of the new media, but also a sign of the support that you and others have...

The Human Strain

by Matthew Becklo Oct 10, 2014 0 Comments

In his dark 1977 novel Lancelot, novelist Walker Percy brings us into the walls of a mental institution to hear a man named Lancelot tell his life story, a tale of empty commercialism, salacio...

Did a Miracle Occur in Knoxville, Tennessee?

by Fr. Michael Cummins Oct 09, 2014 0 Comments

“Did a miracle occur in Knoxville, Tennessee?”  This is the question at the heart of an inquiry just initiated by Bishop Richard Stika of the Diocese of Knoxville.  Bishop Sti...

"The Joy of the Gospel" Resources and Book Giveaway

by Brandon Vogt Oct 08, 2014 202 Comments

Last November, Pope Francis released his first solo encyclical, Joy of the Gospel (Evangelii Gaudium). Fr. Barron has produced a few videos on the themes of joy and evangelization: You ...

Our Lady of the Rosary and the Battle of Lepanto

by Fr. Steve Grunow Oct 07, 2014 1 Comments

Today the Church commemorates the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, a celebration that has its origin not, as it would seem, in simply a prayer, but in a battle.  On Octobe...

Fr. Barron's Top 6 Resources on Marriage and the Family

by Fr. Robert Barron Oct 06, 2014 2 Comments

Yesterday, the Church inaugurated the Third Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. The gathering will last from Sunday, October 5 to Sunday, October 19, and will focus on...

The Poor Man of Assisi

by Fr. Steve Grunow Oct 03, 2014 0 Comments

St. Francis of Assisi was born in the year 1182 and his early life was spent in an atmosphere of privilege and wealth. Francis was the son of a well-to-do family of merchants. Yet a life of materi...

Heavenly Fighters

by Fr. Steve Grunow Oct 02, 2014 1 Comments

The Old Testament scripture that the Church assigns to be proclaimed at Mass for the memorial of the Guardian Angels is an excerpt from the 23rd chapter of the Book of Exodus. In this scriptur...

10 Powerful Resources on St. Thérèse of Lisieux

by Brandon Vogt Oct 01, 2014 1 Comments

On this Feast of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, the Little Flower, we've gathered the top ten resources from Fr. Robert Barron and Word on Fire. You'll also find some sharable social...