Most Recent Episodes
Reflections with Fr. Mike Schmitz: CompariSIN, Part I: The Way of Comparison
Comparison is the desire to be “more” than another. At the heart of that desire is fear. Vulnerability breaks through that fear.
Word on Fire: 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. Bishop Barron and Brandon Vogt talk through the first half of the interview, responding to arguments raised against God and religion.
Knowing the Scriptures Bible Study: Lesson 6 (Acts 12-13:12)
In this lesson, Dr. Jan George, a retired university teacher of literature with a Master of Theology from the University of Dallas and founder of Sacred Heart Productions, discusses: Peter’s Imprisonment and Deliverance (by king Herod); The Holy Spirit Sets Apart Saul and Barnabas for His Work; Paul’s Treatment of Elymas the Magician. To find a study guide for each part of the program and to learn more visit: sacredheartproductions.org/
Reflections with Fr. Mike Schmitz: The Hardest Step, Part II: The Next Step
Continuing to walk in the midst of failure, rejection, and imperfection is a sign of a great life. In your life, you will take hundreds of first steps. But in a great life, you will take thousands of next steps.
Word on Fire: Saints and Smartphones
Surveys show 61% of people sleep with their phones and 75% grab their phones as soon as they wake up. We’re addicted to our smartphones. In this episode, Bishop Barron reflects on this problem (including his own smartphone use), offering guidance from some of the greatest saints and spiritual masters in the Catholic tradition. A listener asks whether saints feel emotions in heaven, such as feeling sad when friends or family on earth struggle with sin.