WOF 362: Humility, Stability, Work, and Prayer: Bishop Barron at Benedictine College
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by Bishop Robert Barron
1w ago
Friends, today we share Bishop Barron’s 2022 Commencement Address at Benedictine College, which he offered on May 14, 2022. Well aware that he was on Benedictine ground, a place filled with the mind and spirit of St. Benedict, Bishop Barron shared some simple rules of life that flow from the heart of that great saint ..read more
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WOF 361: What's Our Church's Growth Strategy?
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by Bishop Robert Barron
2w ago
Friends, in many parts of the world the Catholic Church is shrinking. Parishes are closing or merging, pastors are devising strategies of consolidation. But for the Church to flourish, we can’t just manage decline. We need strategies for growth. That’s what Brandon Vogt and I discuss on today’s “The Word on Fire Show.” A listener asks, why should Catholics be pro-life? Links Newman on Doctrinal Corruption by Matthew Levering NOTE: Do you like this podcast? Become a patron and get some great perks for helping, like free books, bonus content, and more. Word on Fire is a non ..read more
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WOF 360: With All Her Mind w/ Rachel Bulman
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by Bishop Robert Barron
3w ago
A new Word on Fire book titled With All Her Mind: A Call to the Intellectual Life features essays by Catholic women who offer a call to pursue what is too often excluded from our picture of femininity: the intellectual life. Full of practical advice and personal testimonies, and featuring a foreword by celebrated scholar Tracey Rowland, this collection opens readers to the endlessly unique ways for a woman to follow the first and greatest commandment: to love the Lord with all her soul, with all her heart, and with all her mind. Today we share an interview with the editor of the book ..read more
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WOF 359: Religion, Politics, and Intolerance
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by Bishop Robert Barron
1M ago
Friends, what is the role of religion in civic life? Must we bracket religion from the political sphere? Those are pressing questions as we near the midterm elections. On today’s “Word on Fire Show,” Brandon Vogt and I discuss the relationship between politics and religion and the proper place of tolerance. A listener asks, do you have any recommendations for explaining the Eucharist to high schoolers? Links Light of the Saints by Cory Heimann and Tricia Dugat NOTE: Do you like this podcast? Become a patron and get some great perks for helping, like free books, bonus cont ..read more
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WOF 358: Bishop Barron and Larry Chapp on Vatican II
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by Bishop Robert Barron
1M ago
Friends, today we share a recent discussion between Bishop Barron and the theologian Larry Chapp about Vatican II. The conversation ranges over several topics, including: Why evangelize? Deification through the Cross The 20th-century Biblical Renewal and the Liturgical Renewal Evangelization and the Use of Beauty Revival of Catholic Art If you missed the “Bishop Barron Presents” discussion with Larry Chapp, you can listen to that in episode #299 of this podcast. Links Larry Chapp’s YouTube channel Word on Fire Vatican II Collection NOTE: Do you like this podcast? Become a pa ..read more
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WOF 352: Angels and the Air Force Academy
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by Bishop Robert Barron
1M ago
Friends, today we share a talk I recently gave to the service men and women at the United State Air Force Academy. After previously speaking at the Naval Academy about three sailors from the Bible, then at West Point about three soldiers from the Old Testament, I wondered, what should I speak of to the Air Force Academy? What came to me was the angels, those famous fliers in the pages of the Bible. I told the Air Force men and women that they are flyers, too, and so they should consider the angelic realm, the realm of pure spirits, those who fly into the very presence of Go ..read more
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WOF 357: Athens, Jerusalem, and Silicon Valley
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by Bishop Robert Barron
1M ago
Friends, Tertullian famously asked in the third century, “What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?” What does philosophy have to do with theology, or reason with faith? However, on today’s “Word on Fire Show,” Brandon Vogt and I discuss a provocative new article that wonders what Athens and Jerusalem have to do with Silicon Valley. How should we understand the intersection of reason, faith, and technology? A listener asks, how do you feel about neuroscience, and how does it fit in with your understanding of the soul? Links “The Three-City Problem of Modern Life” by Luke Burgis Food for the ..read more
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WOF 355: How to Make a Holy Hour
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by Bishop Robert Barron
2M ago
Friends, what is a Holy Hour? How do you do it, and why should you start? On today’s episode of the “Word on Fire Show,” Brandon Vogt and I discuss one of the most powerful spiritual disciplines you can adopt. A listener asks, if the Eucharist is so important, why isn’t it mentioned in the Nicene Creed? Links The Holy Hour: Meditations for Eucharistic Adoration edited by Matthew Becklo The Word Became Flesh: Reflection for Advent and Christmas edited by Matthew Becklo NOTE: Do you like this podcast? Become a patron and get some great perks for helping, like free book ..read more
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WOF 354: Bishop Barron at Biola University
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by Bishop Robert Barron
2M ago
Friends, today we share a conversation I had with leaders at Biola University on proclaiming and encountering Christ. It was wonderful to sit down with our Protestant brothers and sisters to discuss the importance of evangelization in today’s culture. In this discussion, we explore how to evangelize through the new media, reach the disaffiliated, prepare to become an evangelist, and much more. Links Story of a Soul by St. Thérèse of Lisieux (WOF Classics ..read more
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WOF 353: God, Elon Musk, and Space
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by Bishop Robert Barron
2M ago
Friends, on today’s episode of the “Word on Fire Show,” Brandon Vogt and I discuss some comments recently made by Elon Musk, founder of Tesla and SpaceX, about space and religion. What does Catholicism have to say about the universe and the possibility of alien life? Should we be curious about the cosmos? And what opportunities might space exploration introduce to Catholic evangelists? A listener asks, given recent research on anti-aging, is aging a disease? Links WonderConference.com With All Her Mind: A Call to the Intellectual Life edited by Rachel Bulman The Holy Hour: Meditations fo ..read more
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