Most Recent Episodes
Reflections with Fr. Mike Schmitz: It’s Nothing Personal, Part III: Fear and Fearlessness
To find one’s self in the Presence of the true and living God is overwhelming. If we allow God to be the real, Personal, God who is in pursuit of us, we will find ourselves growing in Fear of the Lord. If we remain in His Presence, we grow in fearlessness.
Word on Fire: Who Is Jordan Peterson?
Dr. Jordan Peterson, a clinical psychologist and mythology enthusiast, has exploded onto the scene, becoming the world’s most popular intellectual figure in just a few short months. Who is he and what should you know about him? And why have his ideas gained so much traction, especially young men? Over the next couple episodes, Bishop Barron and Brandon Vogt discuss the Jordan Peterson phenomenon and reflect on his work from a Catholic perspective.
Reflections with Fr. Mike Schmitz: The Root, Part III: Transparent and Vulnerable
Many people find it incredibly difficult to be honest…even with themselves. But unless we get past the surface to the root of what is truly in our hearts, not only will we not know ourselves, no one else will know us either. In our relationship with God, we need to be honest with what is in our heart, we need to entrust what we’ve found to Him, and we need to be vulnerable enough to receive His love.
Word On Fire: Bishop Barron on the Oscar Best Picture Movies
The Academy Awards are just around the corner and nine films have been nominated for Best Picture. Bishop Barron has seen seven of them, and in this episode, he shares his thoughts on each. A listener asks whether free will is essential to Christianity.
Reflections with Fr. Mike Schmitz: The Root, Part II: The Age of Compromise
We live in a unique time. It is, in many ways, an age marked by a disposition towards compromise. One where convictions and beliefs are quickly and easily discarded whenever they become inconvenient. But the Christian must be able to stand. Therefore, the follower of Christ must go to the places of testing: the desert, the heart, the root.