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Books That Rocked My World: St. Patrick's “Confessio”

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.”

Our Lady of Fatima and the Subversive Revolution

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun in Fatima, Portugal. Jared Zimmerer offers a reflection on the historical significance of this profound event and how Mary conducted a revolution as Queen.

Does Modern Secularism Have a Memory Problem?

We often hear the adage that religion has caused numerous wars and has a history of bad actions in the name of beliefs. However, today Fredric Heidemann asks, does secularism, who has a long history of its own problems, have a memory problem?

Mystery and Music

Br. Peter Joseph explains today how God’s effects tell us something about who he is, but that they ultimately lead us straight into his unfathomable mystery.

Books That Rocked My World: Kierkegaard’s “Papers and Journals”

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, Matt Becklo discusses one of the leading existentialist philosphers, Soren Kierkegaard's selection of essays entitled Papers and Journals which led Matt into a deeper undertstanding of Christ.

The Theology of the Dog

Today, Fr. Damian Ference offers a reflection on the phenomenon of encountering a dog and what spiritual lessons we can actually glean from such an encounter.

Our Lady of the Rosary and the Battle of Lepanto

Tomorrow is the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. Fr. Steve Grunow talks about the origin of this Feast Day, tracing its inception back to the historic Battle of Lepanto and revealing the important role played by the Mother of God.

Where Were the Guardian Angels in Las Vegas?

The tragedy of the mass shooting in Las Vegas has certainly garnered untold emotions. From fear to anger, from heartbreak to confusion, we find ourselves trying to make sense of a senseless act of violence. Today, Rozann Lee offers a reflection on the profound moment she heard of the tragedy on the feast of the Guardian Angels and the profundity of such a moment in dealing with evil.

The Heart of St. Francis

There's the cute statue in the garden, the lover of animals, the gentle steward of nature. Then there's the reformed party boy, the slow and reluctant convert, the man who embodied the heart of Christ through his love of the poor. Word on Fire contributor Father Damian Ference takes a look at the real St. Francis of Assisi and shares his thoughts.

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