Posted on 05/22/2015 05:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
Twenty years ago Mel Gibson released ''Braveheart'', still one of the most inspiring ''guy-movies'' of all time. ''Braveheart'' super-fan Christopher West, who has seen the film over twenty times, reflects on the its rousing call to greatness, especially for men and fathers today.
Posted on 05/21/2015 05:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
Today, seminarian Joe Heschmeyer reflects on the top lessons he learned during his first year at seminary.
Posted on 05/20/2015 05:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
Friends, I'm excited to announce that my new commentary on 2 Samuel is now available. The volume is part of the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible. It journeys verse-by-verse through the colorful book of 2 Samuel.
Posted on 05/18/2015 05:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
Over 60,000 people have seen and shared Fr. Barron's short film, 'Heroic Priesthood,' created in partnership with Spirit Juice Studios. Today we share a fun behind-the-scenes video of the filming along with some reflections by Fr. Steve Grunow, the CEO of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries.
Posted on 05/11/2015 05:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
The theater of Catholicism is the Mass, not us. We're not the star; Christ is. Blogger and author Heather King understands Catholicism in a poignant and beautiful way that strips away all misunderstandings and excuses and cuts straight to the core.
Posted on 05/8/2015 05:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
In the spiritual life, it's crucial to have someone to whom you can reveal your inner struggles and trials, who is either a trained spiritual director, or an experienced priestly Confessor. But how to find one? Dr. Tom Neal explains.
Posted on 05/7/2015 05:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
We often remember Thomas the Apostle as 'Doubting Thomas.' But as Fr. Michael Cummins reminds us today, Thomas was not a second-rate disciple. He was a man who had been hurt and whose hopes had been crushed, but after encountering the risen Lord, he opened a window into the heart of mercy.
Posted on 05/5/2015 05:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
Fr. Tom Hopko — may he rest in peace — responded to a question by a woman who asked whether or not God plays favorites. His answer offers some really insightful wisdom on 'blooming where you are planted.'
Posted on 04/30/2015 05:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
As a credible, up-and-coming rapper on the national scene, NF is certainly opening up the avenues of grace and dialogue. David Stavarz reviews his latest album, 'Mansion'.
Posted on 04/28/2015 05:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
The preaching task is rooted in the greater task of the Church’s dialogue with the world. As a servant to dialogue, the preacher shares intimately in this task. Today, Fr. Michael Cummins uses the wisdom of Pope Paul VI to teach us that skill.