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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.

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

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 4.4K Ratings

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 301: Bishop Barron's Q&A w/ Yale University Students

    WOF 301: Bishop Barron's Q&A w/ Yale University Students

    In this Q&A session with students at Yale University from February 2021, Bishop Barron answered a variety of questions from students, including:
    Do you think that the culture’s view of sex has kept people outside of the Church? How do we charitably share our view? What did you decide to give up for Lent? How do we discern if bad things are tests from God, Satan, or just the way of the world? What are some opportunities for evangelization that COVID has produced? Why is confession necessary for the forgiveness of mortal sins? If you could have dinner with one saint, who would it be and why? Links A Journey with Jonah: The Spirituality of Bewilderment by Fr. Paul Murray, OP
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    • 57 min
    WOF 300: Why We Need Close Friends

    WOF 300: Why We Need Close Friends

    A recent poll from the Survey Center on American Life revealed that people are rapidly losing their close friends, especially men. The number of American men who view themselves as having "no close friends" quintupled over the last 30 years, increasing from 3 percent in 1990 to 15 percent in 2021. 
    Why is this happening, and how can we reverse it? How can we develop closer friendships? Bishop Barron and Brandon Vogt discuss those questions today.

    A listener asks, why does God love us?
    Links “The Creed” film series and Light from Light book
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    • 31 min
    WOF 299: Bishop Barron Presents: Larry Chapp

    WOF 299: Bishop Barron Presents: Larry Chapp

    Today we share the latest “Bishop Barron Presents” discussion, featuring theologian and educator Dr. Larry Chapp. 
    Larry and Bishop Barron discuss topics such as:
    Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker Movement Traditionalism and liberalism in the Catholic Church The Second Vatican Council And several other topics Stay tuned for future “Bishop Barron Presents” conversations. These intellectually invigorating discussions feature varying religious and political perspectives to encourage greater understanding and civility.
    Links Gaudium et Spes 22 - Larry Chapp's blog The Creed film series and Light from Light book by Bishop Barron

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    WOF 298: How to Forgive People

    WOF 298: How to Forgive People

    Today we continue our discussion of a recent article by Tim Keller, the popular Protestant pastor, titled “The Fading of Forgiveness: Tracing the Disappearance of the Thing We Need Most.”
    We previously explored why forgiveness has faded in our culture. Today, we focus on the path forward, how we can practice and encourage more forgiveness.

    A listener asks, what is, for Bishop Barron, the most annoying passage in the Bible?
    Links “The Creed” film and Light from Light book >> https://wordonfire.org/creed
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    • 30 min
    WOF 297: Bishop Barron Presents: Robert George

    WOF 297: Bishop Barron Presents: Robert George

    Today we share the latest “Bishop Barron Presents” discussion, this one featuring American legal scholar, political philosopher, and public intellectual Robert George.
    Robert and Bishop Barron discuss virtue, focusing on topics such as Natural law, the “woke” phenomena, how we can engrain virtue in our society today, and more.
    Stay tuned for future “Bishop Barron Presents” conversations. These intellectually invigorating discussions feature varying religious and political perspectives to encourage greater understanding and civility.
    Links The Creed film series and Light from Light book by Bishop Barron

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    WOF 296: The Fading of Forgiveness

    WOF 296: The Fading of Forgiveness

    Today we discuss a recent article by Tim Keller, the popular Protestant pastor, titled “The Fading of Forgiveness: Tracing the Disappearance of the Thing We Need Most”. Why are people increasingly skeptical about forgiveness? Keller proposes two reasons: a therapeutic culture, and religion without grace. 

    A listener asks, how did God create the universe if not from potentiality?
    Links WOFI Faith & Science Summit >> https://wordonfire.institute/science
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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
4.4K Ratings

4.4K Ratings

forofkd ,

Discussion with Larry Chapp

I was surprised that Bishop Barron didn’t mention “agere contra” during the Dorothy Day discussion.

CS44107 ,

Inspiring and informative

I find Word on Fire podcast very helpful because Bishop Baron explains spiritual things in an understandable way.That helps me think about it and incorporate it into my life. I’m grateful for this guidance for my life.

Hieronymous Dosh ,

Being Not Afraid

Having just taken time to consider the YouTube video “Do Not Fear”, it seemed appropriate to follow the request for feedback. At a recent confession I framed fear as an overarching issue, even that was out of fear in being specific on issues to confront.

The combination of philosophical and metaphysical reasoning applied left much to consider, and was as such to be appreciated.

Here’s to hoping any personal critique, analysis, addendum or argument (hopefully in the Thomistic rhetorical sense) prove loving at best… utilitarian if nothing else.

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