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Embracing Reality in Hope

by Dr. Tom Neal May 05, 2015 0 Comments

Age quod agis, “Do what you are doing.” — St. Benedict of Nursia Fr. Tom Hopko — may he rest in peace — responded to a question by a woman who asked whether or no...

St. Athanasius Against the World

by Fr. Steve Grunow May 04, 2015 2 Comments

“The Eternal Word, the Son, was in no way degraded by receiving a human and mortal body. Rather, he deified what he put on; and more than that, he bestowed the gift of his divinity upon our h...

Workers of the World, Unite!

by Dr. Tom Neal May 01, 2015 0 Comments

Today’s Feast of St. Joseph the Worker was instituted in 1955 by Pope Pius XII as a Catholic liturgical response to the Communist version of the May Day celebration. But, celebrating work see...

NF’s “Mansion”, Suffering, and Effective Evangelization

by David Stavarz Apr 30, 2015 1 Comments

Rap music is one of the most authentic and effective mediums a person can use to convey passion, emotion, and truth. As the rap beat moves a person’s body, while the rhyme and rhythm of the s...

Sneak Peek: Catherine of Siena Clip from 'CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players'

by Word on Fire Apr 29, 2015 0 Comments

Today on the feast of St. Catherine of Siena,  we're excited to share sneak peek from the St. Catherine episode in our upcoming film series, CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players. In about a mon...

Preaching and Dialogue Tips from Pope Paul VI

by Fr. Michael Cummins Apr 28, 2015 0 Comments

It is always helpful to notice references in writings, especially papal writings, and then be willing to explore those writings referenced.  With a little digging you can be brought to some in...

Spiritual but Not Religious

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph Apr 27, 2015 3 Comments

During my friend’s Master’s defense, she stood before her committee, nervously pinching her necklace between her thumb and forefinger. I remember her words clearly: “I consider my...

CATHOLICISM Giveaway: Win 1 of 100 DVD Leader's Kits!

by Brandon Vogt Apr 24, 2015 0 Comments

Thanks so much for helping us celebrate CATHOLICISM Week! It's been a huge success and the messages and emails we've received have confirmed that many, many people have been affected by t...

The Remarkable Fruit of the ''CATHOLICISM'' Study Program

by Word on Fire Apr 23, 2015 1 Comments

Since 2011, the CATHOLICISM Study Program has nurtured and built the faith of thousands all over the world.  More than 4,000 parishes have used it for adult formation, RCIA, catechetical devel...

FREE Digital Episode from the 'CATHOLICISM Series'

by Word on Fire Apr 22, 2015 1 Comments

Today, as CATHOLICISM Week rolls on, we share an entire episode from the groundbreaking CATHOLICISM series. Below you'll find "Episode 6 - The Mystical Union of Christ and His Church". L...

Fr. Barron Reflects on the 'CATHOLICISM' Series

by Word on Fire Apr 21, 2015 1 Comments

As CATHOLICISM Week continues, today we share a special new video featuring reflections from Fr. Barron and the production team behind the CATHOLICISM series. Don't forget to visit Cat...

Introducing ''CATHOLICISM Week'' (Win Free DVDs and Books!)

by Brandon Vogt Apr 20, 2015 0 Comments

Fr. Barron's epic CATHOLICISM film series debuted in the fall of 2011. Since then, it's aired on PBS, EWTN, and has been seen by millions around the world. It's now the most-watched ...

Why Atheists Change Their Mind: 8 Common Factors

by Matt Nelson Apr 17, 2015 33 Comments

Conversions from atheism are often gradual and complex, no doubt. For many converts the road is slow and tedious, tiring and trying. But in the end unbelievers who find God can enjoy an inner ...

Searching for God in Malick's ''To the Wonder''

by Jon Kearney Apr 16, 2015 0 Comments

(WARNING: Spoilers within!) Terrence Malick’s relatively unknown 2013 film To The Wonder has been out for a couple of years, skirting the mainstream spotlight amidst lukewarm critical recept...