Posts Tagged ‘Word on Fire’

Fr Robert Barron finds God in unexpected places

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Back in 2007, a Catholic priest from Chicago uploaded a video on YouTube – not about social issues, church scandals, or religious observances, but about Martin Scorsese’s film The Departed. “Evil cannot be fought on its own terms,” Fr. Barron said, riffing on Jack Nicholson’s character. “You fight fire with fire, the world becomes hotter. Read more

Fr Robert Barron, YouTube evangelist

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Charged by Cardinal Francis George with the vague task of “jump-starting evangelism” in Chicago’s archdiocese nearly a decade ago, the Rev. Robert Barron accepted the mantle with gusto — and in the process, became one of the country’s best-known priests. This year, his Word on Fire ministry plans to complete the first six episodes of Read more

Spider-Man, Iron Man, Superman, and the God-Man

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

This past decade has seen a plethora of movies dealing with superheroes: the “Batman” films, “The Green Lantern,” “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Thor,” etc. But the most popular—at least judging by box office receipts—has been the Spider-Man franchise. Since 2002, there have been four major movie adaptations of the Marvel Comics story of a Read more