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Angels, War, and Chastity

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels! So often Guardian Angels are depicted as sweet, chubby cherubs, but as Br. Henry Stephan, O.P., states today, they are warriors with a purpose, and part of that purpose can help to guard our chastity.

10 Powerful Resources on St. Thérèse of Lisieux

On this Feast of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, here are several resources on the Little Flower from Bishop Barron and the Word on Fire team. You'll find videos, articles, blog posts, and more. Enjoy!

Celestial Intercession

Today we celebrate the feast of the Archangels, St. Michael, St. Gabriel, and St. Raphael! Br. Ignatius Weiss offers a reflection on the virtues of these celestial intercessors and reminds us that we can and should consistently look to them for aid.

Standing at the Edge of the World

The Word on Fire crew recently returned from an overseas trip to begin filming Volume II of “CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players.” A highlight for Bishop Robert Barron was visiting Mont Saint-Michel, the mysterious, mystical, and hauntingly photogenic abbey situated just off the Normandy coast. Here are his thoughts on why this place is like standing on the edge of the world.

8beats and Cinematic Catholic Beauty: An Interview with Sam Sorich

8beats aims to arrest the modern heart through the beauty and expression of artists and creatives through the profound words of Christ. Today, Jared Zimmerer sits down with one of the collaborators of 8beats, Sam Sorich of Glass Darkly Films, to discuss beauty, collaboration, and the heroes of Catholic artists today.

Do Catholics Make Christianity Too Difficult?

A common complaint against Catholicism is that its view of the spiritual life is too difficult, that it over-complicates Christianity and doesn’t trust enough in the finished work of Christ on the Cross. Today, Joe Heschmeyer offers a reflection and advice that states that perhaps that's the wrong question to ask.

Books That Rocked My World: G.K. Chesterton's “Orthodoxy”

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, Tod Worner discusses one of the writers featured in Bishop Barron's Pivotal Players, G.K. Chesterton and his incredible work, “Orthodoxy.”

How Padre Pio Wants You to Spend Your Time

Tomorrow we celebrate the feast of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, affectionately known by all his devotees as Padre Pio. Dr. Tom Neal looks at one element of this holy priest's theology concerning praise and time.

Where One Saint Baptized Another

The Word on Fire team and I spent some time in the great city of Milan taking in the incredible beauty of the Cathedral here. However, the most moving part of the day was spent filming at the very baptismal pool where St. Ambrose baptized St. Augustine.

“Abducted in Iraq: A Priest in Baghdad” An Interview with Bishop Saad Sirop Hanna

How do we respond in the face of evil, especially to those who inflict grave evil upon us? Abducted in Iraq is Bishop Saad Sirop Hanna’s firsthand account of his abduction in 2006 by a militant group associated with al-Qaeda. Today, Jared Zimmerer interviews Bishop Hanna about his amazing story and the need for all Christians to be aware of the genocide occurring in the Middle East.