Most Recent Episodes
Reflections with Fr. Mike Schmitz: Inherited or Owned?
So many people have been “raised Catholic, but…” They have never embraced the inheritance of the Faith they have been given. They may even have the answers to all of the questions, but those who can say “I’ve been raised Catholic, and…” are those who have actually met the living God. We want to be the kind of community where we don’t just “know about” God, but a group of people who have encountered the God who is present when we are honest.
Word on Fire: Beauty in the Catholic Tradition
What is beauty? Is beauty undefinable and entirely relativistic? Or is beauty an objective reality, backed by reason and understanding? How do Catholics define beauty, and how has Catholic Church evangelized through beauty over the centuries? In this episode of the Word On Fire Show, Bishop Barron answers these questions and more about the transcendental nature of beauty. The listener question comes from Argentina and wonders how art might be used in evangelization.
Reflections with Fr. Mike Schmitz: Like Everyone Else
Imagine Paul walking up to one of these women who had been used to being used and saying, "Actually, the True God doesn’t want anyone to use you. The True God was willing to die for you. And He did die for you." Imagine that kind of power of that kind of preaching: it’s not like anyone else! And that is the preaching, and that is the Word, and that is the decision that changed EVERYTHING.
Word on Fire: 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.
Reflections with Fr. Mike Schmitz: Courage and Jesus
Living as a Catholic in this world takes courage. But it also takes the power that only comes from Jesus.