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The Word on Fire Show - Catholic Faith and Cultur‪e‬ Bishop Robert Barron

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Join Bishop Robert Barron for a weekly podcast on faith and culture. Find more episodes at http://WordOnFireShow.com and submit your questions at http://AskBishopBarron.com.

    WOF 274: Knocking Holes in the Buffered Self (Part 1 of 2)

    WOF 274: Knocking Holes in the Buffered Self (Part 1 of 2)

    Today we share the first half of Bishop Baron's talk titled "Knocking Holes in the Buffered Self: Approaches to the Question of God." He gave the talk at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary as part of their Kenrick Lecture series.
    Many—especially the young—in today’s time have absented themselves from the practice of faith. Our culture and time is anomalous in the extreme, in that it’s the first ever to widely entertain God’s nonexistence. Christians, at least in the West, are facing a practically unprecedented crisis of disaffiliation. But there are paths out of the cave, and that's what Bishop Barron reveals.
    Word on Fire Vatican II Collection: https://wordonfire.org/vatican2

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    • 29 min
    WOF 273: Abandonment to Divine Providence

    WOF 273: Abandonment to Divine Providence

    Fr. Jean-Pierre de Caussade's spiritual classic, Abandonment to Divine Providence, taught that everything falls under God's will, from our delights to our challenges, and our happiness will only be fully realized in cooperating with that will. But does this include painful and traumatic experiences? What about COVID? Bishop Barron and Brandon discuss these questions as well as a priest, Fr. Walter Ciszek, who heroically embodied this spiritual principle.

    A listener asks, if all of us were like Jesus, wouldn't the world be really boring?
    LINKS The Rosary with Bishop Robert Barron Abandonment to Divine Providence by Fr. Jean-Pierre de Caussade With God in Russia by Fr. Walter Ciszek He Leadeth Me by Fr. Walter Ciszek
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    • 38 min
    WOF 272: Talking to Princeton Students About God (part 2 of 2)

    WOF 272: Talking to Princeton Students About God (part 2 of 2)

    Bishop Barron recently joined students from Princeton University in a virtual Q&A about God, faith, reason, and evangelization. The event was led by Leah Libresco Sargeant, a fellow of the Word on Fire Institute, and graciously hosted by The Aquinas Institute at Princeton’s Catholic Campus Ministry. Today on the podcast, we share the second half of the Q&A (click here to listen to the first half.)

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    • 27 min
    WOF 271: How to Draw Young People Back to the Church

    WOF 271: How to Draw Young People Back to the Church

    Why do so many young people drift away from God and the Church, and how can we help them return? This is a pressing question for all Catholics, but especially for parents who are brokenhearted about their own sons or daughters who have become unaffiliated.
    In today's episode, Bishop Barron and Brandon Vogt discuss Brandon's new book, just published by Word on Fire, titled Return: How to Draw Your Child Back to the Church, which provides a game plan for parents hoping to see their loved ones come back to the faith.

    A listener asks, what is the promise that God gives us if we keep His commandments? Eternal life, or something else? And what, exactly, is eternal life?

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    • 33 min
    WOF 270: Evangelization 101 (part 1 of 2)

    WOF 270: Evangelization 101 (part 1 of 2)

    Bishop Barron recently joined students from Princeton University in a virtual Q&A about God, faith, reason, and evangelization. The event was led by Leah Libresco Sargeant, a fellow of the Word on Fire Institute, and graciously hosted by The Aquinas Institute at Princeton’s Catholic Campus Ministry. Today on the podcast, we share the first half of the Q&A.

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    • 30 min
    WOF 269: Kids Q&A w/ Bishop Barron (February 2021)

    WOF 269: Kids Q&A w/ Bishop Barron (February 2021)

    Today, Bishop Barron answers questions from children all over the world, including:
    Is God bigger than an elephant? Why did God make bad germs? How did God come to exist? How can God see us from up in heaven if we can't see him? Do you think animals go to Heaven? Why do bad things happen? If God knows everything, did he make my thoughts? Why did God not give the 10 commandments to Adam and Eve?
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    • 27 min

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