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Join Bishop Robert Barron for a weekly podcast on faith and culture. Find more episodes at http://WordOnFireShow.com and submit your questions at http://AskBishopBarron.com.

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WOF 271: How to Draw Young People Back to the Church

Why do so many young people drift away from God and the Church, and how can we help them return? This is a pressing question for all Catholics, but especially for parents who are brokenhearted about their own sons or daughters who have become unaffiliated. In today's episode, Bishop Barron and Brandon Vogt discuss Brandon's new book, just published by Word on Fire, titled Return: How to Draw Your Child Back to the Church, which provides a game plan for parents hoping to see their loved ones come back to the faith. A listener asks, what is the promise that God gives us if we keep His commandments? Eternal life, or something else? And what, exactly, is eternal life? NOTE: Do you like this podcast? Become a patron and get some great perks for helping, like free books, bonus content, and more. Word on Fire is a non-profit ministry that depends on the support of our listeners…like you! So be part of this mission, and join us today!

33mins

15 Feb 2021

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WOF 203: Joe Rogan, Richard Dawkins, and God (Part 1 of 2)

Joe Rogan, host of the one of the world’s most popular podcasts, recently interviewed Richard Dawkins about Dawkins’ new book, Outgrowing God: A Beginner’s Guide. It’s a follow-up book to Dawkins’ bestselling The God Delusion, although this one is aimed at younger readers. The Rogan/Dawkins interview went immediately viral, drawing over a million views within 48 hours. Today, Bishop Barron and Brandon Vogt talk through the first half of the interview, responding to arguments raised against God and religion. (Check back next week for our discussion of the second half!) A listener asks whether Bishop Barron has considered making Word on Fire into a religious order. Links Joe Rogan interviews Richard Dawkins (full video) Outgrowing God: A Beginner’s Guide by Richard Dawkins “Debunking the One God Further Objection” (Strange Notions) Word on Fire Institute NOTE: Do you like this podcast? Become a patron and get some great perks for helping, like free books, bonus content, and more. Word on Fire is a non-profit ministry that depends on the support of our listeners…like you! So be part of this mission, and join us today!

45mins

28 Oct 2019

Rank #2

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WOF 079: The Spirituality of Marriage

Marriage has been one of the most talked about topics in the news over the past decade. Despite all the interest surrounding the institution of marriage, the numbers of people actually getting married has dwindled. In this episode Bishop Barron explores the beauty and goodness of married life by discussing the spirituality that undergirds this timeless institution. The listener question wonders what will happen to marriages in heaven. Topics Discussed 0:05  - Introduction and the Vogt's visit to Santa Barbara 2:00 - Why has the number of people getting married declined? 6:30 - What is the number one priority in being a husband or wife? 8:40 - What is the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony? 10:07 - What is the key to a healthy marriage? 16:00 - How can a celibate priest be an authority on marriage? 19:50 - Why does the Catholic Church demand an openness to children within a marriage? 22:20 - Advice from Bishop Barron for people who aren't sure if they ever want to get married 23:40 - Advice from Bishop Barron for those who aspire for marriage 25:30 - Advice from Bishop Barron for those discerning marriage within their current relationship 26:27 - Advice from Bishop Barron for those who are struggling through a difficult marriage or a divorce 27:20 - Question from listener: Will I be with my wife as husband and wife in heaven? Bonus Resources DVD CATHOLICISM series (Bishop Barron) CATHOLICISM: The Pivitol Players series Books Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith (Bishop Barron) Seeds of the Word: Finding God in the Culture (Bishop Barron) Vibrant Paradoxes: The Both/And of Catholicism (Bishop Barron) The Strangest Way (Bishop Barron) Videos  Marriage and Relationships Reflections on the Hookup Culture Reflecting on Biblical Family Values Articles "Your Life is Not About You" (Bishop Barron) "Sex, Love, and God: The Catholic Answer to Puritanism and Nietzscheanism" Websites BishopBarronBooks.com Catholic Answers Find bonus links and resources for this episode at http://WordOnFireShow.com and be sure to submit your questions at http://AskBishopBarron.

29mins

12 Jun 2017

Rank #3

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WOF 210: Church Fathers 101 (Part 1 of 3)

Who were the Church Fathers, and why do they still matter today? Bishop Barron introduces these spiritual masters and shares their key contributions. In the first episode of our three-part series, he also discusses the three main Apostolic Fathers: Clement (35 – 99) Ignatius (35 – 108) Polycarp (69 – 155) A listener asks about the difference between faith and hope. Links + Book Recommendations Websites ChurchFathers.org Church Father writings online (New Advent) Church Father books mentioned Clement (35 – 99) Letter to the Corinthians Ignatius (35 – 108) Epistles of Ignatius Polycarp (69 – 155) The Martyrdom of Polycarp Justin Martyr (100 – 165) First and Second Apologies Irenaeus (130 – 202) Adversus Haereses (Against the Heresies) Origen (184 – 253) De Principiis (On First Principles) Biblical Commentaries Athanasius (292 – 373) On the Incarnation of the Word Gregory of Nyssa (335 – 395) Life of Moses John Chrysostom (349 – 407) On Wealth and Poverty On Marriage and Family Life Jerome (347 – 420) Letters Augustine (354 – 430) Confessions (Word on Fire Classics edition) De Civitate Dei (The City of God) De Trinitate (On the Trinity) Gregory the Great (540 – 604) Pastoral Rule Church Father collections Early Christian Writings: The Apostolic Fathers Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture Series Faith of the Early Fathers: Three-Volume Set by William Jurgens Church Father commentaries/introductions The Fathers of the Church by Mike Aquilina The Fathers (Volume 1) by Pope Benedict XVI The Fathers (Volume 2) by Pope Benedict XVI The Fathers Know Best: Your Essential Guide to the Teachings of the Early Church by Jimmy Akin Four Witnesses: The Early Church in Her Own Words by Rod Bennett When the Church Was Young by Marcellino D’Ambrosio NOTE: Do you like this podcast? Become a patron and get some great perks for helping, like free books, bonus content, and more. Word on Fire is a non-profit ministry that depends on the support of our listeners…like you! So be part of this mission, and join us today!

29mins

16 Dec 2019

Rank #4

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WOF 004: Answering the Atheists

Atheism is on the rise, especially among young people and notably on the Internet. Bishop Robert Barron and Brandon Vogt discuss the most popular atheist arguments and how to respond. They also talk about Bishop Barron's new study program, "The Mystery of God", and take a question from a new father wondering how to properly describe God to his young child.Find bonus links and resources for this episode at http://WordOnFireShow.com and be sure to submit your questions at http://AskBishopBarron.com.

28mins

5 Jan 2016

Rank #5

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BONUS: Bishop Barron and William Lane Craig Dialogue

On January 13, 2018, Bishop Barron joined Dr. William Lane Craig, the esteemed Protestant apologist and evangelist, for a dialogue event at Claremont McKenna College. The event was hosted by the Claremont Center for Reason, Religion, and Public Affairs and was moderated by Dr. Edward Feser and Dr. Stephen Davis. Bishop Barron and Dr. Craig discussed faith, science, secularism, evangelization and more! Enjoy this special bonus episode of the Word on Fire Show, and look forward to another episode soon where Bishop Barron will offer reflections and recap the dialogue. NOTE: Watch video of the dialogue here.

1hr 53mins

16 Jan 2018

Rank #6

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WOF 019: How to Discern God's Will for Your Life

What does God want me to do with my life? And how can Idiscern God's will for my day-to-day decisions? We all ask thesequestions and today Bishop Barron offers his advice. A listeneralso asks how Bishop Barron discerned his own call to thepriesthood. Find bonus links and resources for this episode at http://WordOnFireShow.com andbe sure to submit your questions at http://AskBishopBarron.

27mins

19 Apr 2016

Rank #7

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WOF 117: Who is Jordan Peterson?

Dr. Jordan Peterson, a clinical psychologist and mythology enthusiast, has exploded onto the scene, becoming the world's most popular intellectual figure in just a few short months. Who is he and what should know about him? And why have his ideas gained so much traction, especially young men? Over the next couple episodes, Bishop Barron and Brandon Vogt discuss the Jordan Peterson phenomenon and reflect on his work from a Catholic perspective. A listener asks whether it's fine to use secular mindfulness meditation to relieve anxiety. BONUS: Learn more about the first ever Word on Fire National Conference for Priests >> http://wordonfire.org/priest Topics Discussed 0:04 - Introduction, Bishop spends time with Jim Caviezel 4:45 - How did Bishop Barron first come to know Jordan Peterson? 7:20 - Who are some of the philosophical influences of Jordan Peterson? 10:40 - Why does Jordan Peterson place such an emphasis on the Bible? 14:10 - How does Peterson view Nietzsche and our reaction to life's suffering? 24:05 - What is Jordan Peterson's reading of the Garden of Eden in Genesis? 28:15 - What is Jordan Peterson's take on Buddhism and Christian redemptive suffering? 30:00 - Why does Jordan Peterson believe you should absolutely never tell a lie? 33:00 - Why has Jordan Peterson become so popular especially amongst young men? 37:30 - Listener question: Is it okay for a Catholic to engage in secular mindfulness meditation in order to relieve anxiety? Bonus Resources Articles The Jordan Peterson Phenomenon (Bishop Barron) 12 Rules: The Review (Matthew Hosier) What Pastors Could Learn from Jordan Peterson (Alastair Roberts) Videos Jordan Peterson's YouTube Channel Jordan Peterson interview with Patrick Coffin about the Catholic faith Books 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos (Jordan Peterson) Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief (Jordan Peterson)

40mins

5 Mar 2018

Rank #8

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WOF 204: Outgrowing Atheism (Part 2 of 2)

oday we discuss the second half of Joe Rogan’s interview with atheist Richard Dawkins about Dawkins’ new book, Outgrowing God: A Beginner’s Guide. (If you missed the first half, check out last week’s episode!) A listener asks whether Bishop Barron has considered making Word on Fire into a religious order. Links Joe Rogan interviews Richard Dawkins (full video) Outgrowing God: A Beginner’s Guide by Richard Dawkins Five Proofs for the Existence of God by Edward Feser Word on Fire Institute NOTE: Do you like this podcast? Become a patron and get some great perks for helping, like free books, bonus content, and more. Word on Fire is a non-profit ministry that depends on the support of our listeners…like you! So be part of this mission, and join us today!

40mins

4 Nov 2019

Rank #9

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WOF 213: More Church Fathers You Should Know (Part 2 of 3)

In this second part of our series on the Church Fathers (listen to Part 1), Bishop Barron takes a look at some important Church Fathers from the pre-Nicene and Nicene periods, including: Justin Martyr (100 – 165) Irenaeus (130 – 202) Origen (184 – 253) Athanasius (292 – 373) Gregory of Nyssa (335 – 395) A listener asks how we can understand Purgatory and Heaven in relation to time. Links + Book Recommendations Websites ChurchFathers.org Church Father writings online (New Advent) Church Father books mentioned Clement (35 – 99) Letter to the Corinthians Ignatius (35 – 108) Epistles of Ignatius Polycarp (69 – 155) The Martyrdom of Polycarp Justin Martyr (100 – 165) First and Second Apologies Irenaeus (130 – 202) Adversus Haereses (Against the Heresies) Origen (184 – 253) De Principiis (On First Principles) Biblical Commentaries Athanasius (292 – 373) On the Incarnation of the Word Gregory of Nyssa (335 – 395) Life of Moses John Chrysostom (349 – 407) On Wealth and Poverty On Marriage and Family Life Jerome (347 – 420) Letters Augustine (354 – 430) Confessions (Word on Fire Classics edition) De Civitate Dei (The City of God) De Trinitate (On the Trinity) Gregory the Great (540 – 604) Pastoral Rule Church Father collections Early Christian Writings: The Apostolic Fathers Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture Series Faith of the Early Fathers: Three-Volume Set by William Jurgens Church Father commentaries/introductions The Fathers of the Church by Mike Aquilina The Fathers (Volume 1) by Pope Benedict XVI The Fathers (Volume 2) by Pope Benedict XVI The Fathers Know Best: Your Essential Guide to the Teachings of the Early Church by Jimmy Akin Four Witnesses: The Early Church in Her Own Words by Rod Bennett When the Church Was Young by Marcellino D’Ambrosio NOTE: Do you like this podcast? Become a patron and get some great perks for helping, like free books, bonus content, and more. Word on Fire is a non-profit ministry that depends on the support of our listeners…like you! So be part of this mission, and join us today!

31mins

6 Jan 2020

Rank #10

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WOF 008: Understanding the Eucharist

What is the Eucharist? How do Catholics understand it as meal, sacrifice, and Real Presence? In this episode, we share Bishop Barron's full keynote talk on the Eucharist from the 51st International Eucharistic Congress in the Philippines. Find bonus links and resources for this episode at http://WordOnFireShow.com and be sure to submit your questions at http://AskBishopBarron.com.

1hr 5mins

2 Feb 2016

Rank #11

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WOF 096: Aquinas and the Arguments for God (Part 1 of 2)

A viral YouTube video titled "Aquinas and the Cosmological Arguments" (750,000+ views) claims that Thomas Aquinas' arguments for God have been decisively refuted. But have they? Bishop Barron responds to the video and shows that when properly understood, Thomas' arguments are as strong today as ever before. A listener asks whether death is natural. SPECIAL: Pre-order the hardcover book today for just $19.95 (26% off) and free shipping. You'll also receive three bonus eBooks from Bishop Barron! Just click here to order. Topics Discussed 0:05 - Introduction, Bishop Barron describes the Facebook headquarters 5:30 - Why have multiple proofs for God's existence?  If a singular argument is truly a proof, should not one be sufficient? 8:44 - Where did Thomas Aquinas come up with these arguments? 12:50 - Do Aquinas's observations from nature hurt his argument given the fact that modern science has proven some of his examples to be inaccurate?    15:33 - What's wrong with using dominos to illustrate Aquinas's argument from motion? 26:50 - What's the difference between a hierarchal and a temporal causal series? And why is this so important for understanding Aquinas? 31:35 - Did the philosopher David Hume defeat Aquinas's arguments? 34:24 - Question from listener: Is death natural? Bonus Resources Books Thomas Aquinas: Spiritual Master by Bishop Barron Aquinas: A Beginner's Guide by Edward Feser Five Proofs of the Existence of God by Edward Feser The Last Superstition: A Refutation of the New Atheism by Edward Feser Aquinas: An Introduction to the Life and Work of the Great Medieval Thinker by F. C. Copleston To Light a Fire on the Earth: Proclaiming Christ in a Secular Age by Bishop Barron Find bonus links and resources for this episode at http://WordOnFireShow.com and be sure to submit your questions at http://AskBishopBarron.

36mins

9 Oct 2017

Rank #12

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WOF 089: What Really Happens When We Die?

What really happens when we die? In a recent interview with Larry King, popular astro-physicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, offers a scientifically reduced answer to this philosophically rich question. In this episode of the Word On Fire Show, Bishop Barron reacts to Tyson's response and offers a more holistic understanding of human identity and death. A listener asks how God can be both a person and the sheer act of "to be" itself. Love the show?  Want more people to listen? Take two seconds to leave us a review! Click HERE to leave your review now! Topics Discussed 0:04 - Intro: Bishop Barron speaks at a tech conference 1:30 - Explaining the interview and Tyson's explanation of physical death 5:20 - Are scientists seen as the new priests? 8:10 - What happens when you die besides the obvious scientific realities? 10:00 - Why do atheists still cling to moral values? 11:09 - Does culminating as meat for maggots offer a sense of eternal fulfillment? 12:30 - Tyson's explanation of our annihilation upon death. 14:55 - Is it a wish fulfilling fantasy to desire consciousness after death? 20:00 - Would anyone really want to live forever? 22:30 - What really happens when we die according to Christians? 25:25 - Question from listener: How can God be both a person and the sheer act of "to be" itself? Bonus Resources Articles "The Myth of the War Between Science and Religion" (Bishop Barron) "Does Religion Have a 'Smart-People' Problem?" (Bishop Barron) "The Theory of Everything: A God-Haunted Film" (Bishop Barron) "Cosmos and One More Telling of the Tired Myth" (Bishop Barron) Videos Neil deGrasse Tyson's interview with Larry King Hey Bill Nye, 'Does Science Have All the Answers or Should We Do Philosophy Too?' Atheism and Philosophy Bishop Barron on The Theory of Everything Bishop Barron on Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Has Science Refuted Aristotelian Causality? Scientism and God's Existence Stephen Hawking and Atheism Fr. George Coyne and the Fertile Cosmos Books The Soul's Upward Yearning by Fr. Robert Spitzer The Priority of Christ by Bishop Robert Barron Websites WordOnFire.org StrangeNotions.com Find bonus links and resources for this episode at http://WordOnFireShow.com and be sure to submit your questions at http://AskBishopBarron.

29mins

21 Aug 2017

Rank #13

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WOF 169: The Metaphysics of Prayer

What's actually happening when we pray? In this episode, Bishop Barron answers the deepest questions about prayer, not necessarily how to pray but what is prayer? A listener asks about the Rosary prayer and how it operates. NOTE: As we move into Lent, sign up for Bishop Barron's free daily Lent reflections at LentReflections.com

29mins

4 Mar 2019

Rank #14

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WOF 063: Stephen Colbert, Ricky Gervais, and the Debate About God

Does God exist? That is the question Catholic comedian and television host, Stephen Colbert, debated with his Late Show guest, the popular actor and outspoken atheist, Ricky Gervais. The YouTube video clip of the two men going "head to head on religion" has gone viral, quickly garnering over 2.5 million views. In this episode of The Word on Fire Show, Bishop Barron breaks down each segment of the discussion and offers helpful insights for everyone fascinated (or haunted) by questions about God. The listener question asks whether atheists or theists bear the burden of proof when it comes to these debates. Topics Discussed 0:17  - Introduction, Bishop Barron's trip to Georgia for a Pivotal Players promotion 4:00 - Colbert to Gervais, "Why is there something rather than nothing?" 7:36 - What is the difference between asking why the universe exists and h0w the universe exists? 12:05 - Colbert to Gervais, "Do you believe in a prime mover?" 14:05 - Gervais explains what he believes an agnostic atheist is. 16:57 - Gervais to Colbert, "You deny one less God than I do" 20:52 - Colbert to Gervais, "Do you ever have a feeling of great gratitude for existence?" 25:47 - Gervais explains to Colbert that Science is repeatable and holy books are not. 29:20 - Listener Question: Do atheists or theists bear the burden of proof during debates about the existence of God? Bonus Resources Videos Ricky Gervais And Stephen Go Head-To-Head On Religion Atheism and Philosophy  Bishop Barron on Stephen Hawking and Atheism Bishop Barron on Stephen Fry, Job, and Suffering Bishop Barron on God's Existence and The Argument from Desire DVD's CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players (Word On Fire) Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith (Word On Fire) The Mystery of God (Word On Fire) Faith Clips (Word On Fire)  Articles   Playing at Atheism (Bishop Barron) The Glory of God is a Human Being 'Fully Alive' (Bishop Barron) Bishop Barron on Atheists at the CNN Belief Blog  (Bishop Barron) Books The Priority of Christ by Bishop Barron Word On Fire: Proclaiming the Power of Christ  by Bishop Barron Catholicism by Bishop Barron Study Program  The Mystery of God: Who God Is and Why He Matters (Bishop Barron) Websites Word On Fire (Proclaiming Christ in the Culture) Find bonus links and resources for this episode at http://WordOnFireShow.com and, again, be sure to submit your questions at http://AskBishopBarron.

32mins

21 Feb 2017

Rank #15

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BONUS: Bishop Barron Q&A about the Sexual Abuse Crisis

Many of you have asked for Bishop Barron's thoughts on the McCarrick abuse crisis, the Pennsylvania grand jury report, and the recent report from Archbishop Viganò. We're all devastated by the horrific suffering of these many victims, and we're all wondering what to do next. Bishop Barron shared some thoughts a couple weeks ago, in an article, but we thought it might be helpful to have a more candid conversation today, building on the USCCB's recent statement. Listen to the discussion here, and together let's pray for the victims and the entire Body of Christ.

25mins

28 Aug 2018

Rank #16

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WOF 091: Does Religion Have a Smart-People Problem?

Every now and then, articles and surveys pop up suggesting that religious people are, by whatever criteria, dumber than then general population—or at least dumber than atheists. Today Bishop Barron responds to this and the charge that religion has a “smart-people problem.” A listener asks about new ecclesial movements in the Church. Also, be sure to take advantage of our Word on Fire Show listener sale! ENTER PROMO CODE: DAVID to save $10 on our newest film at DavidTheKing.com Topics Discussed 0:05 - Intro and Catholic podcast recommendations 1:30 - Bishop Barron's initial reaction to the articles claiming that religion has a smart-people problem. 5:00 - What does it say about religion when studies show that most scientists are atheists? 8:30 - Is it worrisome that most professional philosophers are atheists? 12:00 - Does it matter that most religious philosophers are theists? 13:30 - How does the culture feel about religious people, are they considered childish and simple-minded? 17:50 - What does historical evidence tell us about the relationship between science and religion?  19:30 - Question from listener: What's your take on Communion and Liberation and other ecclesial movements in the Church? Bonus Resources  Study Program CATHOLICISM: The New Evangelization Leader's Kit David the King Articles "Religion’s Smart-People Problem: The Shaky Intellectual Foundations of Absolute Faith" (Salon) "A Scientist Looked Through 63 Studies to Conclude Atheists are More Intelligent than Religious People" (Indy 100) "Atheists More Intelligent Because They Can Override “Instinctive” Religious Beliefs—But It Will Be Their Downfall" (Newsweek) "Religion’s Smart-People Problem: The Shaky Intellectual Foundations of Absolute Faith" (Salon) Videos Bill Nye and Philosophy Atheism and Philosophy Scientism and God's Existence Websites Word On Fire DavidTheKing.com Find bonus links and resources for this episode at http://WordOnFireShow.com and be sure to submit your questions at http://AskBishopBarron.

22mins

4 Sep 2017

Rank #17

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WOF 205: How to Discern the Spirits

What did St. Ignatius mean when he counseled followers to “discern the spirits”? How do we do this? Bishop Barron unpacks the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius and offers practical tips on how to discern God’s will in your life. A listener asks how to discern whether God is calling him to marriage or the priesthood. NOTE: Do you like this podcast? Become a patron and get some great perks for helping, like free books, bonus content, and more. Word on Fire is a non-profit ministry that depends on the support of our listeners…like you! So be part of this mission, and join us today!

33mins

11 Nov 2019

Rank #18

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WOF 223: The Eucharist in the Early Church (Part 1 of 2)

The fathers of the Second Vatican Council referred to the Eucharist as the source and summit of the Christian life, that from which authentic Christianity flows and that toward which it tends. Yet a recent Pew Forum study found that only 30% of church-going Catholics believe what the Church teaches about the Eucharist, that under the forms of bread and wine, Christ is really present in the sacrament. That alarming statistic is why Bishop Barron devoted an hour-long keynote address to the topic at the 2020 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress. Today we share the first half of his talk, which looks at the Biblical and patristic basis for the doctrine of the Real Presence, and next week we'll share the second half. Enjoy! NOTE: Do you like this podcast? Become a patron and get some great perks for helping, like free books, bonus content, and more. Word on Fire is a non-profit ministry that depends on the support of our listeners…like you! So be part of this mission, and join us today!

36mins

16 Mar 2020

Rank #19

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WOF 072: The Benedict Option

Rod Dreher’s The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation has certainly emerged as the most talked-about religious book of 2017. There is a widely-felt instinct that something has gone rather deeply wrong with the culture and that classical Christianity, at least in the West, is in a bit of a mess. So, do we need the Benedict Option now? In this episode, Bishop Robert Barron discusses the upsides and the pitfalls of employing the Benedict option during these difficult times. The listener question wonders how Christians should engage the political arena. Topics Discussed 0:17  - Introduction, New announcement regarding Pivotal Players: Volume 2. 3:42 - Has something gone terribly wrong in our society? 4:36 - What are Bishop Barron's thoughts on the Benedict Option as a proposal? 6:30 - Who was Saint Benedict and how can he help solve our modern problems? 8:50 - How is Noah's Ark a good symbol for the Benedict Option? 11:23 - What is the identity/relevance dilemma? 13:55 - How does St. John Paul II relate to the Benedict Option? 18:10 - Should the Church pull back on political engagement? 22:05 - Should Christians pull out of society and live in separate communities? 24:30 - Is homeschooling the best option for Christian children? 28:15 - Should we avoid occupations that will force us to compromise our values? 31:20 - Should we avoid technology as Christians? 34:33 - Question from listener: Should Christians be active in the political arena? Bonus Resources Videos Democracy and a Nation that Trusts God Reflections on Shocking Abortion Numbers Reflections on the Hookup Culture Reflections on the Childfree Life Porn and the Curse of Total Sexual Freedom DVD's CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players (Word on Fire) CATHOLICISM series (Word On Fire) Faith Clips (Word On Fire)  Articles    "How St. Benedict Reshaped the Culture" (Father Steve Grunow) "The Benedict Option and the Identity/Relevance Dilemma" (Bishop Barron) "A Secular Europe and the Mission of the Church" (Bishop Barron) Books The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation by Rod Dreher The Priority of Christ by Bishop Barron The Strangest Way by Bishop Barron Study Program  The Mystery of God: Who God Is and Why He Matters (Bishop Barron) CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players Study Guide (Word on Fire) Websites Word On Fire (Bishop Barron) DailyCatholicGospel.com (Bishop Barron) Find bonus links and resources for this episode at http://WordOnFireShow.com and, again, be sure to submit your questions at http://AskBishopBarron.

38mins

25 Apr 2017

Rank #20