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Fr. Steve Grunow

CEO of Word on Fire

Father Steve Grunow is the CEO of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries.

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Why Our Lady of Sorrows?

by Fr. Steve Grunow . September 15, 2017 . 7 Comments

The poet Wendell Berry reflects that “for parents, the only way is hard. We who give life give pain. There is no help.  Yet we who give pain give love; by pain we learn the extremity of love…" In ...

Dispelling the Darkness of September 11th

by Fr. Steve Grunow . September 11, 2017 . 1 Comments

“Suddenly summoned to witness something great and horrendous, we keep fighting not to reduce it to our own smallness…" These are the words of the writer, the late John Updike, as he described September 11, ...

The Beheading of John the Baptist

by Fr. Steve Grunow . August 29, 2017 . 3 Comments

“Men create their own hell and help one another descend into it. Perdition is an equitable exchange because it results from reciprocal evil desires and evil behavior. The only victims are children on whom scandal i...

St. Clare and the Priority of Christ

by Fr. Steve Grunow . August 11, 2017 . 0 Comments

Saint Clare, whose feast the Church celebrates today, was born into a wealthy family in the year 1193. When she was eighteen years old, a charismatic wonderworker by the name of Francis came to preach a series of Le...

The Secret to St. John Vianney's Missionary Priesthood

by Fr. Steve Grunow . August 04, 2017 . 6 Comments

Today the Church remembers the witness of St. John Vianney, the “Cure of Ars”, who is the patron saint of parish priests. John Vianney was born in 1786, just two years before revolutionary fervor swept throu...