Word On Fire

Blog posts from Bishop Robert Barron's Word on Fire Catholic Ministries.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Running is not just another form of exercise, but is a discipline that challenges the our whole human personhood. Seminarian David Stavarz shares the spiritual lessons he learned while training for his first half-marathon.
  5. We recently asked our writing team to consider what book, not published in the last century, has most impacted their life? Today, Holly Ordway discusses the profundity and life-changing poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins.