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Shakespeare and the Fading of the Catholic World

“I wonder whether everyone can agree that Shakespeare was indeed mourning the loss of something that came apart in the sixteenth century–something beautiful and something worth putting back together.”

Bishop Robert Barron: Porn and the Curse of Total Sexual Freedom

‘The Catholic Church—and indeed all of decent society until about forty years ago—sees pornography as, first and foremost, an ethical violation, a deep distortion of human sexuality, an unconscionable objectification of persons who should never be treated as anything less than subjects.’

Bishop Robert Barron: Lord of the Temple

‘Does it mean that, individually, we are clean and pure? No, in fact, it invites questions such as, what in our “Temple” needs to be purified?’

Encountering the Holy God

‘Something in you needs to be annihilated. And God’s awe-ful holiness lets you know what that is.’

Shift Your Perspective

Word On Fire Founder Reflects on Letting Go of Passing Things in This World and Resolutely Clinging to God Alone

The Gift of Healing

Word On Fire Founder Reflects on How Charism of Miraculous Healing in Church Demonstrates Mysterious Power of God

Sheer and Shocking Grace

Word On Fire Founder Reflects on Why We Shouldn’t Surrender, Even If All Feels Utterly Void of Meaning and Hope

FORUM: All That Is Visible and Invisible

“Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See, which won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize and has spent over 80 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list, is one of the most beautiful and finely-crafted novels I have ever read”

FORUM: What Precisely Is the Gospel?

Many Evangelicals pride themselves on the fact that they can succinctly sum up the Good News in a way that people find compelling and helpful, whereas many Catholics, it seems, get tongue-tied

Daniel and the Great Unveiling

“When Jesus came preaching precisely the kingdom of God, we should not be surprised that people took him to be announcing the fulfillment of the Daniel prophecy. But was this in the mind of Jesus himself?”

FORUM: “Preaching the Strange Word”

“None of these figures – from the late 2nd century to the 20th century – whose sermons we specially revere and hold up for imitation, preached the way I was taught to preach”