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Word on Fire: Listener Q&A with Bishop Barron

Today we celebrate the hundredth episode of “The Word on Fire Show”! It’s hard to believe we’ve reached that mark. But to celebrate, we decided to focus on you, our listeners, and your wonderful questions. Bishop Barron answers several listener questions about a whole range of topics.

Reflections With Fr. Mike Schmitz: Enough, Part II: I Am Not Enough

There are times in life when a person is so overwhelmed that they feel like they cannot move. They need more information or they need more strength. But often, what we need is more courage. Facing fear and surviving, regardless of success or failure, instills courage. We recognize that we know enough and are enough to move. But life is still bigger than any of us. In those moments, we realize that we are not enough and need something, SomeOne…more than us.

Word on Fire: How to Reach the “Nones”

This week, Bishop Barron is giving the annual “Erasmus Lecture” for First Things, where he’ll speak on “Evangelizing the ‘Nones’.” That’s the them of this episode, which explores why young people are becoming disconnected to religion, and what we can do to draw them back.

Reflections With Fr. Mike Schmitz: Enough

A culture of excess is an unhappy culture. A person of excess is a person driven by fear. But with Christ, a person can find joy even when they do not have what they need. Because with Christ, they know that they have enough.

Word on Fire: The 5 Men Who Most Influenced Bishop Barron

In his new book, To Light a Fire on the Earth, Bishop Barron shares the story of his own spiritual formation as a young man coming of age after Vatican II, who is then called to preach to a secular world. Thankfully, the bishop was guided by great men who, despite the tide of secularism and moral relativism, embodied the steadfast spirituality, integrity, and moral rectitude that informs a heroic priesthood. In this episode of the Word On Fire Show, Bishop Barron discusses the impact of five key figures in his life, beginning with his father, John Clayton Barron, Sr. and ending with his late, great mentor, Cardinal Francis George of Chicago.

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