Most Recent Episodes
Word on Fire: Understanding the Post-Vatican II Church
How do we make sense of all the names, groups, and movements surrounding the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965)? What are the key things to know, and how have they shaped today’s Catholic Church? Bishop Barron explains. A listener asks why secular philosophy departments tend to discount Scholasticism in favor of modern philosophy.
Knowing the Scriptures Bible Study: Lesson 3 (Acts 5:12-7)
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: The Work of God Is Indestructible; Deacons in the Early Church; and The Martyrdom of Stephen. To find a study guide for each part of the program and to learn more visit: sacredheartproductions.org/
Reflections with Fr. Mike Schmitz: Are You Saved? From What: Lifelessness
God’s grace is the cause of our salvation. God’s free gift is what gives us the power to even choose Him or choose to do good works. We do not merely “collect” or “receive” His grace, but we become active participants with Him.
Word on Fire: Does Free Will Exist?
A recent article in The Atlantic claimed “A Famous Argument Against Free Will Has Been Debunked”. It focused on an experiment during the 1980s that seems to show our brain “decides” on our behavior before we actually make particular choices. Many believed this confirmed we don’t have free will, that all our thoughts and behaviors are determined. But is this the case? Is free will just an illusion? Bishop Barron explains some of the classic arguments for free will and its relationship to God and Christianity. A listener asks why in Catholicism pride is a deadly sin, but Aristotle describes it as a virtue.
Knowing the Scriptures Bible Study: Lesson 2 (Acts 3-5:11)
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: The Name of Jesus; Faith and Miracles; and Life in the Christian Community. To find a study guide for each part of the program and to learn more visit: sacredheartproductions.org/