Word On Fire

Blog posts from Bishop Robert Barron's Word on Fire Catholic Ministries.
  1. Beyond the prolific writing career, the fascinating personal life, and the peacocks (lots of peacocks) was a devout and inspirational Catholic. Word on Fire contributor Father Damian Ference takes a look at Flannery O'Connor today on the Word on Fire blog.
  2. Why do fast, pray, give alms, and discipline our bodies? Because these are the pathways to freedom. As Dr. Tom Neal explains, the great ascetical practices liberate us from our ego and unite us to Risen Lord.
  3. CNN's new miniseries reduces the practice of faith -- human brains, anyone? --- to irrational superstition. Today, Matthew Becklo comments on the miniseries and the strange extremes that occur when Faith and Reason are separated.
  4. Today, Dr. Brant Pitre sits down with Brandon Vogt to discuss his newest book, “The Case for Jesus: The Biblical and Historical Evidence for Christ”. He shows how recent discoveries in New Testament scholarship, as well as neglected evidence from ancient manuscripts and the early church fathers, together have the potential to pull the rug out from under a century of skepticism toward the traditional Gospels.
  5. Bishop Barron offers his reflections on the Feast of the Annunciation, citing the way in which Mary is the New Eve who calls us to ultimate discipleship.