Most Recent Episodes
Reflections with Fr. Mike Schmitz: I Am Not (January 13)
Real freedom and joy…real relationships and holiness…are based off telling the truth. The essential virtue of telling the truth about one’s self is humility. Without humility, I remain a mystery to myself and hidden from God and others. With humility, I can finally hear the voice of the Father.
Word On Fire: David Dancing Before the Ark (Part 1 of 2) (January 13)
In this episode of the Word on Fire Show we hear one of the world’s great theologians unpack one of the richest texts in all of ancient scripture. Thomas Aquinas College hosts Bishop Robert Barron, as he speaks on “David Dancing Before the Ark: The Liturgical Theology Implicit in 2nd Samuel” as part of the St. Vincent de Paul Lecture and Concert Series. In Part One of the Bishop’s great talk, he describes David as a new Adam, a priestly figure whose liturgical practices bring to bear revelations about the strangeness of God.
Reflections with Fr. Mike Schmitz: Learn From Your Past (January 6)
When we encounter the new year, we may be tempted to ignore our past. But the truly wise person, like Mary, will ponder all that happens in their life and learn from their past.
Word On Fire: Mary, The New Eve (January 6)
On the first day of the calendar year, the Church celebrates The Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God. This day honors the Blessed Virgin Mary under the aspect of her motherhood of Jesus. With her great “yes” to the Divine Will, Mary effectively reverses the negative trajectory caused by the great “no” of the world’s first woman, Eve. Today’s episode of the Word on Fire Show discusses how Mary, the Mother of God, represents the New Eve who ushers forth the New Adam, the Savior of the World, Jesus Christ. The listener question asks about the perpetual virginity of Mary.
Made for Greatness Segment 1: Are You Happy?
In this first "Made for Greatness" segment for men, the Diocese of Fargo's Msgr. Gregory Schlesselmann asked the question: "Are you happy?" and explained how we can find true happiness. He ended this time by offering the first monthly challenge.