Word On Fire

Blog posts from Bishop Robert Barron's Word on Fire Catholic Ministries.
  1. Jared Zimmerer has been a noncompetitive body builder and power lifter for more than a decade. What this has given him — besides muscles — is great spiritual insight in the practice of discipline, the sanctity of the body, and the idea that it takes much more than physical strength to achieve fitness goals. He explains today.
  2. How can we make our work a spiritual act? Today, Dr. Tom Neal offers some short reflections on how we can develop our own spirituality of work.
  3. Today is the Feast of St. Polycarp. Father Steve offers his reflection on this early Christian martyr, the political situation in Rome at the time of his life and witness, and the urgency of his message for Christians of our current age, persecuted or otherwise.
  4. Fr. Steve Grunow comments on the Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter, reflecting upon the role of St. Peter in the mission of the Church as well as the apostolic succession that ensures that the Church is continuously led by one who "knows who Christ is."
  5. Hostility toward Catholicism arises for a variety of reasons and can be sustained for generations. To break through some of the negative stereotypes, Fr. Michael Cummins offers his own experiential anecdote and calls to mind the Christ-like lessons learned in the classic film, "Babette's Feast."