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WOF 120: Evangelization and the Need for Community

In this week’s episode Bishop Barron discusses an intrinsic aspect of evangelization: community. Not only is there an intrinsic need of mankind to have a community, which the Church teaches is part of man’s nature, but also the need to have a certain kind of community within the Christian life. A listener asks how we ought to distinguish between authentic conscience and what CS Lewis called “the poison of subjectivism.”

BONUS: Learn more about the first ever Word on Fire National Conference for Priests

Topics Discussed

  • 0:04 – Introduction, Bishop Barron’s recent trips
  • 3:00 – Why does contemporary culture bring a sense of isolation and loneliness?
  • 5:45 – How do we find a balance between the autonomy of the individual and the need for community?
  • 8:15 – What are the benefits and drawbacks of social media in community building?
  • 11:45 – Why do humans need each other?
  • 14:30 – How do we bolster parish community?
  • 17:30 – What role will the Word on Fire Movement play in building Catholic community?
  • 20:30 – What does Bishop Barron recommend for those looking for community?
  • 22:00 – Listener Question: What is the difference between the authentic conscience and individual subjectivism?