Posted on 02/23/2018 06:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
Today is the Feast of Saint Polycarp. Father Steve Grunow offers a 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 today.
Posted on 02/22/2018 06:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
What can we do to ensure our lives of busyness don’t lead to exhaustion and a loss of self? Chris Hazell suggests we must build into our lives a space for prayer and fruitful reflection.
Posted on 02/21/2018 06:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
Today Br. Bernard Knapke, O.P. reflects on a shocking line from the latest “Star Wars” film and the importance of history in revealing our true identity.
Posted on 02/20/2018 06:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
Dr. Ryan Topping is Vice President and Academic Dean at Newman Theological College and the author of “The Elements of Rhetoric: How to Write and Speak Clearly and Persuasively.” Today we talk with Dr. Topping about the decline of rhetoric, the interplay between rhetoric and evangelization, and the importance of wedding truth to beauty.
Posted on 02/19/2018 06:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
Almost everyone will encounter a rigid atheist at some point, and we all want to know how it is that we can participate in their conversion. Fredric Heidemann, himself a former atheist, offers four stages hardened atheists generally pass through to come to a belief in God.
Posted on 02/16/2018 06:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
In the wake of the heartbreaking tragedy that occurred just a few days ago in Parkland, Florida, Jared Zimmerer offers a reflection on why so many young men turn to this kind of violence—and what we can do about it.
Posted on 02/15/2018 06:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
Mercy, like grace, is an undeserved favor. But while it is free, Dr. Tom Neal explains, it is never cheap.
Posted on 02/14/2018 06:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
Today is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the liturgical season of Lent. For so many of us, it means ashes today, sacrifice for weeks, and then a big celebration at the end of it all. But why? What does it all mean? Bishop Barron explains.
Posted on 02/13/2018 06:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
We're just one day away from Lent, the penitential season when we prepare ourselves for Christ's death and resurrection. Fr. Steve Grunow offers his advice on how best to ready ourselves.
Posted on 02/12/2018 06:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
What is the meaning of life? Why am I here? Today Matt Nelson discusses different responses to what philosophers have called “life's persistent questions.”