Most Recent Episodes
Word On Fire: God and the New Media (June 2)
Statistics show that more people own a smartphone (4 billion) than own a toothbrush (3.5 billion). In this episode of our new series on the eight principles of Word on Fire, Bishop Barron discusses how readily available Internet access has made the new media an essential route of evangelization. The listener questions asks how virtue can possibly turn to vice.
Reflections with Fr. Mike Schmitz: Resident or Citizen (May 26)
What if today, in this Church, rather than saying "I am here to consume, I am here to show up," you were to say, "You know what? I am here to serve." Rather than be residents, let’s be citizens.
Word On Fire: Caesar, the Dude, and a Serious Man (May 26)
Joel and Ethan Coen, more famously known as the Coen brothers, are arguably the greatest filmmakers of our time. In this follow-up episode on the Coen brothers, Bishop Barron illuminates the Biblical motifs present in three of the Coen brothers’ most unique films. The listener question asks about the nature of God.
Reflections with Fr. Mike Schmitz: Heroic Confidence: Trusted Teacher (May 19)
We all need a teacher in whom we can have confidence. Jesus gave us this teacher when He founded the Catholic Church. You can have confidence that Jesus Christ founded and guides the Catholic Church. And even when you don’t understand a teaching…or if you fail to live up to the teachings of the Church, this is where you belong.
Word On Fire: The Spiritually Alert Coen Brothers (May 19)
Joel and Ethan Coen, more famously known as the Coen brothers, are arguably the greatest filmmakers of our time. They’ve been nominated for 13 academy awards, won four, and have garnered praise from many of the world’s most influential people. In this episode of the Word On Fire Show, Bishop Barron illuminates the Biblical motifs present in some of the Coen brothers’ most celebrated films.