Posted on 10/23/2014 05:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
Today we recall St. John Capistrano, whose life challenges the notion that sanctity is limited to what we consider to be nice and friendly. Father Steve Grunow offer his homily on the saint and the lessons learned, not simply from the life of Saint John Capistrano, but the famed swallows who used to nest in the walls of the old mission church that bears his name.
Posted on 10/22/2014 05:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
Today marks the feast of St. John Paul II, a heroic leader who shaped the Church and changed the world. Fr. Barron focuses on what exactly made this man a saint.
Posted on 10/21/2014 05:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
The famed physicist Stephen Hawking recently admitted to being a full-fledged atheist. But as Joe Heschemyer points out, his recent book, "The Grand Design," offers a surprising and unintentional proof for God.
Posted on 10/17/2014 05:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
Today is the feast of St. Ignatius of Antioch, whose writings witness to an impassioned orthodoxy. Tom Neal writes on his love for Jesus which bears the evangelical sparkle of an eyewitness to the Christ-event.
Posted on 10/16/2014 05:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
Christians should not dispassionately explore suffering from a distance but enter into it and heal it through acts of beauty and art. That's the message of "Scars", a poignant new book by Paul Murray, OP, which Matthew Becklo reviews today.
Posted on 10/15/2014 05:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
Today is the feast day of St. Teresa of Avila, doctor of the Church and one of our greatest saints. This homily of Father Steve Grunow's gives us a peak at her life, and how she demonstrated that friendship with Christ is a brave witness that yields great spiritual reward.
Posted on 10/14/2014 05:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
The new TV show "Sons of Anarchy" offers a gritty depiction of a life sold out to sin. But Jared Zimmerer sees hope in this warning.
Posted on 10/13/2014 05:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
This weekend, Fr. Robert Barron's YouTube channel received its 10 millionth view. To celebrate, we're sharing his top ten YouTube videos of all time. Enjoy!
Posted on 10/10/2014 05:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
What can we learn about original sin from Guillermo del Toro's new vampire series "The Strain"? Matthew Becklo explains.
Posted on 10/9/2014 05:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
Did a miracle occur in Knoxville, Tennessee concerning Servant of God Isaac Hecker? This is the question explored today by Fr. Michael Cummins, a priest of the Diocese of Knoxville.