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The Mystery of Mary, Mother of God

What lesson can be discerned in the revelation that the Blessed Virgin Mary is the Mother of God? Father Steve Grunow offers his homily as a means to discern how the Incarnation of God in Christ is treasured in the heart of the Church on not only New Year's Day, but every day of the year.

“Murder on the Orient Express” and the Desire for Justice

During the holidays, we all enjoy watching a good movie. Today, Jared Zimmerer reviews Kenneth Branagh's latest, “Murder on the Orient Express.”

Beyond Grief and Anger: A Review of “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

During the Christmas holiday we all enjoy watching a good film. Today, Fr. Damian Ference reviews “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” a film which dives into the complexities of grief and anger.

Ten Years Later, There Still Will Be Blood

During the Christmas holiday we all enjoy watching a good film. Today, Matthew Becklo discusses the provocative film “There Will Be Blood,” which was released ten years ago yesterday.

The Best Way to Spread Christmas Cheer

Some people think “Elf,” the movie starring Will Ferrell released in 2003, is just silly. To those people, Rozann Lee says, "Sounds like someone needs to sing a Christmas carol." She explains why it's not merely one of her all-time's a Christmas classic. Well, sort of.

Merry Christmas from Word on Fire!

Merry Christmas from all of us here at Word on Fire!

Bishop Barron on Christmas and the Prologue of John

The prologue of the Gospel of St. John is one of the richest and most densely textured writings in the scriptures. As Bishop Barron explains, John expresses the very nature of God and the profundity of the Incarnation that we celebrate every Christmas.

Living on a Prayer: My Top Ten Albums of 2017

Today Fr. Damien Ference lists his ten favorite albums of 2017 and explains why the artists behind them might have been given a very important role to play in building up of the Kingdom of God, even if they don’t know it yet.

Advent, Christmas, and the Season of Biblical Joy

Fr. Billy Swan reflects of the biblical nature of joy and the season of glad tidings.

The Crib and the Cross

Today, Father Steve Grunow comments on the nature of the various genres of seasonal songs, reflecting upon the original intent of proper Christmas carols: to connect the Incarnation with the redemptive power of the crucifixion, thereby emphasizing the Messianic nature of the Christ child in the manger.