Posted on 03/9/2018 06:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
Today, Elizabeth Scalia discusses the life of today's saint, Frances of Rome, and how her selfless cooperation with grace presented her with an opportunity of growth, even though those opportunities were not what she expected or wanted.
Posted on 03/8/2018 06:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
The Scriptures tell us that “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” But why is this fear valuable and how do we pursue it? Dr. Tom Neal, professor of spiritual theology, shares his wisdom on this largely unappreciated gift.
Posted on 03/7/2018 06:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
Today we celebrate two early martyrs in the Church: St. Perpetua and St. Felicity. Fr. Steve Grunow reflects on their heroic witness and how their deaths offer a window into a great mystery.
Posted on 03/6/2018 06:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
Today, David Stavarz offers a reflection on a new song by the progressive metal band Tool, and the way in which it expresses the dark reality of man's fallen condition.
Posted on 03/5/2018 06:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
The prayer of Jesus’ heart on the night before he was crucified for us was that his followers would be “perfectly one.” Today, Joe Heschmeyer discusses the state of Christian disunity in the world—and what we can do about it.
Posted on 03/2/2018 06:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
As we continue this Lenten Season, follow Rozann Lee to downtown Chicago as she attempts to take an unsteady step beyond a pair of Toms shoes and the annual Operation Rice Bowl.
Posted on 03/1/2018 06:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
In an age of smartphones and notifications, many of us rely on our technology as a means of comfort, entertainment—even escape. But Chris Hazell argues that this reliance is causing us to miss out on one of the most important things in life: authentic connection.
Posted on 02/28/2018 06:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
Br. Dominic Koester, O.P. offers a reflection on how good boundaries actually increase our freedom and guide us toward our authentic self.
Posted on 02/27/2018 06:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
One of the paradoxes of Christianity is the fact that we hold up an instrument of torture as our sign of victory. Today, Ricky Jones discusses three reasons why he wears that sign.
Posted on 02/26/2018 06:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
Matthew Becklo discusses Clint Eastwood's latest film and how it serves as a spiritual invitation to meet the world’s darkness, whatever form it takes, with the light of life.