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Apologetics and the Science of Happiness

What makes us happy? Often fame and wealth are listed as the top sources of human happiness. While these facets of human flourishing are just the first steps to true happiness, today Jared Zimmerer discusses how an “apologetic of happiness” can speak directly to these life goals.

Day of Penance for the Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Today the Church in the United States observes a day of penance on the 45th anniversary of the Supreme Court Decision that deprived children in their mother’s womb of a human right so foundational that its denial precipitates an unraveling of all other rights that are necessary for a civil society to ensure human flourishing. This foundational right is the right to life.

Transformation in Christ: Word on Fire Testimonies

Word on Fire exists to proclaim Jesus Christ in the culture. We are blessed as an apostolate to hear some of the incredible ways the Holy Spirit is working in the lives of those who have been engaged through our content and our ethos of evangelization. Today, we wanted to share the stories of three people who have been changed through the Gospel as presented by Bishop Barron's Word on Fire.

Convenience at the Cost of Our God-Given Freedom?

The rapid pace of technological advancements has left an indelible mark on the way we think, interact, and make decisions. Today Chris Hazell discusses this tech milieu and challenges us to consider what we do with our lives online.

More Important than Food: St. Anthony's Advice on Prayer

Today Br. Thomas Davenport, O.P. reflects on the feast of St. Anthony of Egypt, the “Father of Monks.” Although most of us are not called to follow his path into desert seclusion, his life does provide a wakeup call to the spiritual lethargy we're all tempted to drift into.

Tumbleweeds, Plagues, and Freedom

What can troublesome tumbleweeds teach us about grace? Rozann Lee, our resident rancher, explains how the relentless struggles of farming offer both terrible difficulties and tremendous grace. She reminds us that joy and freedom are not found in comfort but in the daily fidelity to God's work.

The Anomaly of Being an Anti-Drifter

Today, Jared Zimmerer talks about his conscious eschewing of the drifter-stoner-manchild model in favor of something with a good deal more sanctity.

What Is It That Leads People Into the Catholic Church?

What factors lead to someone becoming Catholic? Fr. Michael Cummins discusses the conversion of his parents, who were led into the Church not by one single experience, but through what Bl. John Henry Newman called “the illative sense,” a capacity to draw together many converging experiences.

Alluring Landscapes

Today, Br. Norbert Keliher reflects on the power of God's creation to inspire a deeper need for the divine.

A Change of Vision

Fr. Barron has said that Christianity is essentially a new way of seeing. Today, Jared Zimmerer teaches us how to attain this new vision of faith.