Source: Bishop Robert Barron’s, Word on Fire Show via YouTube.com. Friends, we just marked the 60th anniversary of the opening of Vatican II, the Second Vatican Council. Six decades later, can we say the Council was a success? A failure? Something in between? On today’s episode of “The Word on […]
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What is Synodality?
Friends, many people in the Church, including the Holy Father, have been talking about “synodality.” But what is it? What does it mean? How can it help the Church, and what are possible dangers? That’s what Brandon Vogt and I discuss on today’s episode of “The Word on Fire Show.” […]
Why Art Matters
Source: Bishop Robert Barron via youtube.com Friends, why is art important? An uptick in vandalism against famous pieces of art, calling to mind outbreaks of iconoclasm throughout history, has raised questions about art’s value and purpose. On today’s “Word on Fire Show,” I discuss with Brandon Vogt why art matters. […]
What’s Our Church’s Growth Strategy?
Source: Bishop Robert Barron via YouTube.com Friends, in many parts of the world the Catholic Church is shrinking. Parishes are closing or merging, pastors are devising strategies of consolidation. But for the Church to flourish, we can’t just manage decline. We need strategies for growth. That’s what Brandon Vogt and […]
Understanding Genesis: Jacob
Source: Bishop Robert Barron via YouTube Friends, today we continue our “Word on Fire Show” series on how to understand Genesis by focusing on Jacob, the son of Isaac and a patriarch of the ancient Jews. How should we understand his early struggle with Esau, the famous “Jacob’s ladder,” and […]
Understanding Genesis: Creation
Source: Bishop Robert Barron via YouTube Friends, in today’s episode of “The Word on Fire Show,” we begin a five-part series of discussions on the book of Genesis. Our first episode focuses on the Creation story. Genesis is of course the first book in the Bible and perhaps the most […]
The Social Dilemma
Source: Bishop Robert Barron via YouTube A hit Netflix documentary, “The Social Dilemma,” is a film about the dark side of social media explained by the Silicon Valley innovators behind it. In this episode of “The Word on Fire Show,” Bishop Barron discusses some of the film’s insights and offers […]
What is Postmodernism?
Source: Bishop Robert Barron via YouTube What is postmodernism? What gave rise to it, what are its main characteristics, and how should Catholics assess it? In this episode, Bishop Barron and Brandon discuss the postmodern turn and its results. A listener asks, is it impossible for some people to believe […]
Friends, his wildly popular book, “A Manual for Creating Atheists,” Peter Boghossian, a philosophy professor at Portland State University, outlines his process of “street epistemology,” which is intended to be a process of anti-evangelization, or talking people out of their religious faith. In this episode of the “Word on Fire […]
Catholic Morality 101
Our culture holds many different concepts of morality. In this episode, Bishop Barron and Brandon Vogt discuss three major theories–consequentialism, deontology/legalism, and virtue ethics–and how compatible each is with Catholicism.
Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?
Source: Bishop Robert Barron via YouTube A recent New York Times story claimed to reveal “Why the Big Bang Produced Something Rather Than Nothing.” Bishop Barron and Brandon Vogt discuss the article and whether science is capable of answering this classic philosophical question. A listener asks about the fear of […]
Non-Catholic Q&A w/ Bishop Barron
Source: Word on Fire Show with Bishop Robert Barron via YouTube In this episode, I answer questions from non-Catholics around the world, including: – If we are beloved children of God, how could he banish anyone to an eternity of Hell? – Why do priests have to be celibate? – […]