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Mary: Our Hope in Scandal

The Church’s Mother was, is, and always will be faithful to Christ even when its members are not.

The Charity of Kristin Lavransdatter

Are you kept safe from meeting Christ in the needy?

The Warning of Herod and the Feast of the Holy Innocents

Shadows lurked beneath the light of the star of Bethlehem.

How Does Loving One’s Enemies Work, Really?

Jesus recognized that there are such things as enemies—and told us what to do about them.

The Crown of Martyrs

The Church in her wisdom selects December 26 to celebrate the first martyr.

Merry Christmas from Word on Fire!

Merry Christmas from all of us here at Word on Fire!

12 Reasons to Listen to Handel’s “Messiah”

If you haven’t listened to Handel’s oratorio much, here’s why you should start.

What Children Can Teach Us About God

We’ve got front row seats to the greatest show to ever be staged.

Searching for Meaning at the Corner of Snark and Outrage

It is in fulfilling our purposes within God’s plan that the search for meaning is answered, and our contentment is won.

From Darkness to Light: An Advent Meditation

We are the people walking in darkness.