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Books That Rocked My World: G.K. Chesterton's “Orthodoxy”

by Tod Worner Sep 25, 2017 1 Comments

The world of books is as deep as it is wonderous. It's amazing how books written centuries ago can still start a spark in our modern minds. C.S. Lewis once said, "It is a good rule after reading a ...

How Padre Pio Wants You to Spend Your Time

by Dr. Tom Neal Sep 22, 2017 2 Comments

Tomorrow is the feast of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, affectionately known by all his devotees as Padre Pio. I have always loved Padre Pio, and was especially taken with him after reading C...

Where One Saint Baptized Another

by Bishop Robert Barron Sep 21, 2017 3 Comments

The Word on Fire team and I spent some time in the great city of Milan taking in the incredible beauty of the Cathedral here. However, the most moving part of the day was spent filming at the ver...

“Abducted in Iraq: A Priest in Baghdad” An Interview with Bishop Saad Sirop Hanna

by Jared Zimmerer Sep 20, 2017 1 Comments

How do we respond in the face of evil, especially to those who inflict grave evil upon us? Abducted in Iraq is Bishop Saad Sirop Hanna’s firsthand account of his abduction in 2006 b...

Marathon Running and the Spiritual Life

by David Stavarz Sep 19, 2017 7 Comments

Recently, I ran my first half-marathon in Akron, Ohio and I will say that it was a transforming experience. Even though I thought that I was undertrained and ill-prepared, I was able to run a great...

Books That Rocked My World: The Poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins

by Dr. Holly Ordway Sep 18, 2017 1 Comments

The world of books is as deep as it is wonderous. It's amazing how books written centuries ago can still start a spark in our modern minds. C.S. Lewis once said, "It is a good rule after reading a ...

Why Our Lady of Sorrows?

by Fr. Steve Grunow Sep 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 extremit...

The Best Way To Conquer Pride

by Bishop Robert Barron Sep 14, 2017 1 Comments

The Word on Fire team and I have been filming here in the mother church of the Benedictine movement, and shooting segments on St. Benedict. Here is a behind-the-scenes look, as well as some thoug...

Why Does God Exist?

by Dr. Tom Neal Sep 13, 2017 8 Comments

My sons and I (my daughters I will discuss another time) often have bedtime chats about the Big Questions of life, which is a delight and a challenge. It’s a delight because they are fascinat...

Bishop Barron’s Newest Book “To Light a Fire on the Earth: Proclaiming the Gospel in a Secular Age”

by Bishop Robert Barron Sep 12, 2017 1 Comments

Friends, It gives me great joy to announce my newest book: “To Light a Fire on the Earth: Proclaiming the Gospel in a Secular Age”!  “To Light a Fire on the Earth” ...

Dispelling the Darkness of September 11th

by Fr. Steve Grunow Sep 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 d...

Books That Rocked My World: Blaise Pascal's “Pensées”

by Fredric Heidemann Sep 08, 2017 1 Comments

The world of books is as deep as it is wonderous. It's amazing how books written centuries ago can still start a spark in our modern minds. C.S. Lewis once said, "It is a good rule after reading a ...

The Cave-Dwelling Kid Who Changed The World

by Bishop Robert Barron Sep 07, 2017 1 Comments

The Word on Fire crew and I recently returned from an overseas trip to begin filming Volume II of CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players. Here is a behind-the-scenes video from the very cave where a yo...

Does the Immaterial Exist?

by Joe Heschmeyer Sep 06, 2017 14 Comments

One of the most common arguments from atheists is that matter is all that there is, and that the immaterial (God, angels, the human soul, etc.) simply doesn’t exist. This position is generall...

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