Posted on 12/18/2018 07:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
What does it mean to celebrate?
Posted on 12/17/2018 07:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
When we insist on self-will, the result is unfreedom.
Posted on 12/16/2018 18:00 PM (God In All Things)
People had to discern John the Baptist’s message. Was he the messiah? What were the signs they saw? Discernment includes many signs, consolation and desolation, and movements from the spirits that prepare the way to a choice.
Posted on 12/16/2018 18:00 PM (Word On Fire Sermon Podcast)
Like most of the prophets, Zephaniah trades in a fair amount of doom and gloom—but he also dreams of the great day of victory and vindication. The Apostle Paul—the former rabbi Shaul, who had studied the prophets and their works under the great teacher Gamaliel—came to see that in the Paschal Mystery, in the dying and rising of Jesus, the totality of Zephaniah’s message was realized. The destruction that Zephaniah and the others foresaw came massively true in the destruction of Christ’s body on the cross. However, having gone all the way down, God in Christ brought the human race all the way up. Therefore, rejoice!
Posted on 12/14/2018 07:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
The “dark night” dismantles the machinery of self-absorption.
Posted on 12/13/2018 07:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
The world not being “nice” to us is precisely the gig we signed on for.
Posted on 12/13/2018 04:00 AM (God In All Things)
Advent is a time to embrace an inner longing that in our wisest moments we know nothing this side of eternity can fulfill.
Posted on 12/12/2018 07:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
Bishop Barron reflects on Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Star of the New Evangelization, whose feast we celebrate today.
Posted on 12/11/2018 07:00 AM (Word On Fire - Articles Feed)
The writings of J.R.R. Tolkien and G.K. Chesterton are often read as nostalgic celebrations of a quiet domesticity that existed before the rise of modernity and capitalism. However, I’m convinced that to see things this way is almost entirely to miss the point. For the ultimate purpose of their work is not to celebrate domesticity but rather to challenge it.
Posted on 12/11/2018 07:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
The Church is a family, and a family cannot ignore what runs within its veins.