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4 Keys to Good Prayer

Does good prayer feel out of reach for you? Do distractions plague you unceasingly?
Are you wondering if you’re supposed to be getting more out of prayer time?
Fr. Mike proposes a simple 4-part roadmap to better, more fulfilling prayer time.
It’s not difficult—it just takes practice.

Healing Antisocial America

A recent article in The Atlantic highlights the crisis of isolation befalling the United States.
Americans have never been—or felt—more solitary, especially the younger generations.
And the consequences are often fatal: loneliness is a major cause of the recent spikes in depression, anxiety, and suicide, which are at unprecedented levels.
In an episode of The Word on Fire Show, Bishop Barron and Matt Petrusek discuss the loss of our social bonds and how Catholic thought can help heal and re-unite us.

Stories of the Saints

The Saints: Adventures of Faith and Courage
A daily podcast bringing the Saints to life with award-winning actors, writers, and sound designers.
Thrilling and inspiring stories to ignite your family’s faith.
A New 5-Episode Adventure Every Week.

What Happens After We Die?

The Third Sunday of Easter, we have a passage from that magnificent twenty-fourth chapter of Luke—one of the appearances of the risen Christ to the Apostles. When we’re talking about the Resurrection, we’re talking about the central point of Christian faith, the hinge upon which the whole of Christianity turns. So to understand what we’re dealing with here is exceptionally important. What I want to do is reflect on the different views about what happens to us when we die that were floating around the eastern Mediterranean in the first century—and how none of them is on offer here. Mass Readings: Reading 1 – Acts 3:13-15, 17-19 Psalm – 4:2, 4, 7-8, 9 Reading 2 – 1 Jn 2:1-5a Gospel – Lk 24:35-48

7 Life-Changing Tips for Prayer

Sr. Mary Grace, S.V. shares her wisdom about how to grow in prayer with 7 essential tips.-unite us.

0:00 Introduction
2:26 What is Prayer?
5:04 1. Any Prayer Should Always Start in His Sight
6:40 2. Dig Out Desire
13:38 3. Engage a Eucharistic Life
18:11 4. The Rule of Disengagement
21:40 5. Never Go Solo
25:03 6. Know Your Rest Rate
28:02 7. Take Up the Weight of the Word
30:59 God Has Chosen You For His Home

Alive in Christ: Martyrs of the Eucharist

A compelling account of the first Christians and their courageous struggle to uphold their faith against the Roman Empire. Learn the true meaning of the Eucharist in this inspiring documentary.
This first episode is an exploration of the first Christians’ struggle to uphold their faith against the formidable Roman Empire. The centrality of the Eucharist in the Early Church is seen through two saints, Ignatius of Antioch and Justin Martyr

The Importance of Prayer

Bishop Barron, born on November 19, 1959, is an American Catholic prelate currently serving as the bishop of the Diocese of Winona–Rochester since 2022. Renowned as the founder of the Catholic ministerial organization Word on Fire, Barron hosted the acclaimed PBS documentary series “Catholicism” and held positions as rector at Mundelein Seminary (2012-2015) and auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles (2015-2022). Beyond his ecclesiastical roles, Barron is a prolific author on theology and spirituality, doubling as a religion correspondent for NBC. Acknowledged as the “bishop of social media” and the “bishop of the Internet,” he boasts a substantial online presence with millions of followers across various platforms and has been invited to speak at major tech company headquarters. Barron’s influence extends globally, having delivered keynote addresses at prominent events such as the 2016 World Youth Day and the 2015 World Meeting of Families.

— Chapters — 00:00 – Coming Up 01:08 – Introduction 02:43 – The Meaning of Being Called by Jesus 06:57 – The Healing Power of Prayer 09:39 – Love: The De-Centering of the Ego 13:53 – A Routine of Prayer 17:08 – Staying Present & Grounded 21:17 – The Monastic Lifestyle 24:50 – Christ: The Icon of the Invisible God 28:51 – Tammy’s Experience with the Rosary 38:56 – Prayer & Suffering 44:27 – Transubstantiation 50:20 – The Importancee of Daily Prayer 01:01:55 – Tammy’s Diet: Faith & Physiology