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Now displaying: January, 2020
Jan 27, 2020

The hit movie 1917 vividly depicts the horrors of World War I, including its great spiritual peril. In this episode, Bishop Barron reflects on the Great War, discussing its impact on twentieth-century theology and philosophy, the Pope, and the Catholic Church’s relationship to the world.

A listener asks why Jesus chose to live a quiet, mostly obscure life.

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Jan 20, 2020

Today, we share a sample lesson from a course inside our Word on Fire Institute on “Reaching the Different.” The course is taught by Dr. Matt Nelson and teaches how to evangelize friends and family who are apathetic about God and don't care about religion. To get the rest of the course, along with 10 other full courses and all sorts of bonuses, join the Institute at https://wordonfire.institute.

Jan 13, 2020

In this third and final part of our series on the Church Fathers (listen to Part 1 and Part 2), Bishop Barron examines four influential Fathers from the post-Nicene period:

  • John Chrysostom (349 – 407)
  • Jerome (347 – 420)
  • Augustine (354 – 430)
  • Gregory the Great (540 – 604)

A listener asks whether to pray for people who are sick or simply accept pain and suffering as part of God’s plan.

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Jan 6, 2020

In this second part of our series on the Church Fathers (listen to Part 1), Bishop Barron takes a look at some important Church Fathers from the pre-Nicene and Nicene periods, including:

  • Justin Martyr (100 – 165)
  • Irenaeus (130 – 202)
  • Origen (184 – 253)
  • Athanasius (292 – 373)
  • Gregory of Nyssa (335 – 395)

A listener asks how we can understand Purgatory and Heaven in relation to time.

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