Praying in Crisis: The Sorrowful Mysteries of This Moment
by Elizabeth Scalia . August 16, 2018 .
Where the Rosary Appears in “The Lord of the Rings”
by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph . March 23, 2017 .
Bishop Barron on Satellites and Praying to the Saints
by Bishop Robert Barron . November 17, 2016 .
While helping me with a tech problem, Word on Fire content director, Brandon Vogt, described modern internet processing as analogous to the Church's intercessory prayer with the communion of saints. With this comparison in mind, here is a little reflection on prayer and the 'communio sanctorum'.
Praying for Priests: An Interview with Kathleen Beckman
by Jared Zimmerer . December 5, 2014 .
Mary the Warrior
by Bishop Robert Barron . August 15, 2010 .
In contrast to our conventional view of the Virgin Mary as a shrinking violet, the book of Revelation presents her as a warrior who has brought into the world a new way of dealing with worldly power: Christ (i.e. Love itself). If we do not approach the world as a battlefield between love and violence, we will become spiritually blind. But the Virgin Mary, as warrior, helps us see this reality while assuring us that her Son has already conquered.