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  • Why Boys Should Have Libraries March 20, 2019
    I am blessed to be the priest of a parish school, and one of the most delightful aspects is getting to visit each classroom every week, from kindergarten to eighth grade. I pray with the students, provide pastoral care, and answer their questions. One of our students, a young seventh-grader named Hayden, has shown great […]
  • Five Ways St. Joseph Can Help Your Lent March 19, 2019
    On the feast of St. Joseph, Br. Joseph Martin Hagan, O.P. offers five ways the earthly father of Christ can help us this Lent.
  • Why You Should Take Pascal’s Wager March 18, 2019
    There are many forms of Pascal’s Wager, but the best form, I believe, can be stated like this: If you think there is (at least) a 50% chance of Christianity being true, then you should commit to a deeply religious life. The reason for this is simple to understand: You have potentially an infinite amount […]
  • How to Help Your Parish Become a Disciple-Making Factory March 15, 2019
      Most parishes wish they were better at evangelizing and making disciples. They wish they could help parishioners become more ardent, committed followers of Christ who are excited to share their faith with others. But how do we get there? Marcel LeJeune, President and Founder of Catholic Missionary Disciples, has been dedicated to the task […]
  • Reading the Data and Preparing for Exile March 14, 2019
      “The Father and I are one.” The Jews again picked up rocks to stone him. – (John 10:30-31) One day at Mass, a favorite priest remarked on the whole of John 10:30-42. I took notes, but still am paraphrasing a little: “I think the men who wanted to stone Jesus were offended that he would […]
  • Peterson, Newman, and the Cross March 13, 2019
      Those following the Jordan Peterson phenomenon know that one of the central themes of the psychology professor turned intellectual superstar is the cross. In fact, the cross is arguably the symbolic center of his whole program. “The centre is occupied by the individual,” he writes in his best-selling 12 Rules for Life. “The centre […]
  • Beholding Beauty: Giordano’s Agony in the Garden March 12, 2019
    There is no event in world history that has left a more profound or influential impression on the heart of humanity than the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. His Paschal Mystery stands as the definitive moment of all time inspiring countless artistic expression all of which hope in to manifest and understand the […]
  • What We Must Not Forget About Lent March 11, 2019
    Lent is the black and crippling walk to the cross—but that’s not where it ends.
  • Christians Need to Recover Fasting: Reorientation March 8, 2019
    So much has happened in our country lately that has been quite disorienting. Notably, New York legislated the country’s most aggressive abortion bill that viciously attacks the unborn. Internet assumptions, uncharity, and scapegoating characterized the incident between the Covington Catholic teens and Nathan Phillips. The government continues to show its disunity as it remains obstinately […]
  • The Stark Choice Before Us: Everything or Nothing At All March 7, 2019
    All around us is a great battle between the True God and an authentic Nothing, where there is no life.
  • [VIDEO] Why Lent? Bishop Barron Explains March 6, 2019
    Why Lent? What does it all mean?
  • Everyone: Please Stop Praying to the Universe March 5, 2019
    The universe is a creation, not a Creator.
  • Suffering, Group Fitness, and Unity March 4, 2019
    There’s something about moving together that allows our hearts to open up a bit more.
  • The Martyrs of Florida March 1, 2019
    The impetus behind the founding of Florida was a legitimate desire for evangelization.
  • Yes, the Stars Actually Do Tell Us About Ourselves! February 28, 2019
    The stars in the heavens teach us about our smallness, our greatness, and our Eucharistic mission to the world.
  • The Glorification of Andrei Rublev February 27, 2019
    “The Trinity” reveals the richness of the iconographer’s contemplative life and communion with the divine.
  • How to Say Yes to God, and No to Others February 26, 2019
    God is a Father, not a dictator.
  • A Simple Kiss from God February 25, 2019
    It is what we are here for.
  • Leaving Our Traces Behind February 22, 2019
    As Martin Mosebach’s book “The 21” drives home, martyrdom is not a matter of antiquity.
  • Bishop Barron’s Resources on the Sexual Abuse Crisis February 22, 2019
    Many people have written to us, asking for resources and commentary from Bishop Barron on the recent sexual abuse scandals involving Archbishop McCarrick, the Pennsylvania grand jury report, and the recent reports from Archbishop Viganò. Here are several from Bishop Barron and the Word on Fire team, along with helpful spiritual resources to provide light […]

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