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WOF 094: Bishop Barron‘s New Book with John Allen, Jr.

Bishop Barron has a new book coming out titled To Light a Fire on the Earth: Proclaiming Christ in a Secular Age. It’s a book-length conversation between Bishop Barron and John Allen, Jr., the award-winning Vatican journalist, and touches on a wide range of subjects including God, atheism, social media, prayer, beauty, and why the Church matters today. In today’s episode, John joins Bishop Barron to discuss the new book.

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Topics Discussed

  • 0:05 – Introduction
  • 1:40 – What were John Allen’s first impressions about creating this book?
  • 3:10 – What were Bishop Barron’s first thoughts when the book was proposed to him?
  • 4:00 – What parallels does John Allen see between Ven. Fulton Sheen and Bishop Barron
  • 7:35 – Why did Bishop Barron start the book talking about beauty?
  • 9:00 – How is Baseball helpful to understanding Catholicism
  • 12:00 – How did one of Bishop Barron’s professors in Paris shape his spirituality?
  • 14:00 – What is Bishop Barron’s three-fold path to holiness?
  • 16:00 –  What makes Bishop Barron different from other people John has interviewed for books?
  • 19:00 – Will Word On Fire become a permanent movement in the life of the Church?
  • 23:30 – How can Catholics proclaim the Gospel in a secular age?

Bonus Resources