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Recent books and movies like "Eat, Pray, Love" and "Fifty Shades of Grey" encourage us to flee the daily and mundane in search of new and increasingly extreme experiences. Fr. Michael Cummins examines this trend and offers a spiritual corrective.
Posted on 07/14/2014 05:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
Basketball superstar LeBron James shocked the world on Friday by announcing he's leaving the Miami Heat to return to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers. Fr. Damian Ference, a priest in the Diocese of Cleveland, reflects on the news.
Posted on 06/25/2014 05:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
As we approach the upcoming Synod on the Family, which will be held at the Vatican this October, discussion has swirled about the Church's teachings on marriage. Many people are seeking clarity about these teachings while others wonder which, if any, are open to change. Today, Brandon Vogt interviews Cardinal Thomas Collins, the Archbishop of Toronto, who sheds light on many of these pressing questions.
Posted on 06/23/2014 05:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
Today, Fr. Damian Ference introduces a contemporary musician, Parker Millsap, who sings often about sin and redemption, light and darkness, violence and repentance. His Christ-haunted lyrics remind often of Flannery O'Connor. If you're looking for some new summer music, read on.
Posted on 05/28/2014 05:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
In this final part of her series on passing down the Faith to younger generations, Peggy Pandaleon offers several practical strategies. From displaying unconditional love to reviewing the catechesis children are receiving, she explains how to ensure children embrace and retain their faith.
Posted on 05/27/2014 05:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
How do we look back on past sins not as sins committed, but as sins confessed and forgiven? Fr. Damian Ference explains today using Peter as an example, showing how although he knew he was a great sinner, he also knew that Jesus loved him completely, as he was – a sinner.
Posted on 05/21/2014 05:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
Which family member is most crucial to passing on faith to young people? How can parents better form their children spiritually? Peggy Pandaleon answers in her continuing series on transmitting faith across generations.
Posted on 05/14/2014 05:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
A recent major study concluded that Catholics don't do as well as other religious groups--Mormons and Evangelicals especially--at transmitting their faith to young people. Only about 40% of Catholic children stay Catholic into young adulthood. Why is this and how can we turn it around? Peggy Pandaleon explains today in the first installment of a three-part series on families and faith.