Word On Fire

Blog posts from Bishop Robert Barron's Word on Fire Catholic Ministries.
  1. In the work of evangelization today, it is of profound importance for the Church to be able to offer moments of evangelization that revolve around the growth of the community and building bridges of trust among believers and non-believers. Today, Jared Zimmerer interviews Fr. Peter Wojcik, one of the organizers of the (re)Encounter event in Chicago this evening.
  2. Today we celebrate the feast of the North American martyrs, St. Isaac Jogues and St. Jean de Brebeuf, two men who gave everything they had for the love of Christ and the need of His salvation for all mankind. Jared Zimmerer offers a reflection about these two heroes and what their legacy is bidding us all to today.
  3. Today is the feast of St. Luke, one of the four gospel writers who, according to tradition, was also an artist and a painter of icons. Fr. Michael Cummins shares this artistic gift with St. Luke. Today, he explains how icons are more than mere paintings and can only be truly appreciated when we completely change our "perspective."
  4. A probing meditation on the nature, value, and beauty of purity, “In Defense of Purity” is not a book of sexual ethics, nor a “how-to” guide to purity—but for readers with open minds and hearts, the book promises to be transformative.
  5. C.S. Lewis once said, “It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between.” We recently asked our writing team to consider what book, not published in the last century, has most impacted their life? Today, Fr. Billy Swan discusses a writing from one of the greatest evangelists in Catholic history, St. Patrick's “Confessio.”