Posted on 09/21/2018 05:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
We become who we are meant to be in our response to a divine call.
Posted on 09/20/2018 05:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
Even the crisis in our Church may lead to something great.
Posted on 09/19/2018 05:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
Posted on 09/18/2018 05:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
Evangelization requires formation, community, and a radical commitment to a life centered on Christ.
Posted on 09/17/2018 05:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
It’s much harder to rise up from our bed of apathy and help others than it is to learn to leave other people alone.
Posted on 09/14/2018 05:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
God, in Christ, allowed himself to feel what we feel—even the terror of the sense of being abandoned by God.
Posted on 09/13/2018 05:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
In an era of Church crisis, Catherine of Siena speaks as well to our times as to her own.
Posted on 09/13/2018 05:00 AM (Word On Fire - Articles Feed)
At the close of a long session of walking and musing through the National Gallery of Art, I was drawn by an empty and comfortable-looking couch situated at the end of one of the galleries. Plopping down to rest, I looked up at the picture right in front of me, which was Tintoretto’s depiction of Christ at the Sea of Galilee. The drama at the center of the composition is the Apostles’ boat, buffeted by choppy waves, and St. Peter taking a gingerly, tentative step onto the bounding main at the invitation of the Lord who beckons to him. My seated posture conduced toward contemplation, and I spent a good deal of time with this painting, first admiring the obvious technical skill of the painter, especially in the rendering of the water, but eventually moving to a deeper perception of its spiritual theme, of particular resonance today.
Posted on 09/12/2018 05:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
We have exciting news! On Wednesday, September 19 (11:00am ET / 8:00am PT), Bishop Barron will be hosting an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on the #5 most-visited website in the United States: Reddit. He is the first Catholic bishop to ever host a Reddit AMA in the website’s history. If you’d like more information, you can review the five quick facts below. Otherwise, mark your calendar and join us on September 19!
Posted on 09/11/2018 05:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
In a world plunged deep in dark and divisive cynicism, it is our wonder-filled saints that keep hope alive.