Kresta in the Afternoon – July 3, 2019 – Hour 1

+  How to set the Earth on fire for the Gospel (full hour)

  • Description: How do we reveal to a secular world the beauty and intelligence of the Catholic faith? Bishop Robert Barron joins to discuss why the Church still matters and how Catholics can intelligently engage a skeptical world.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Bishop Robert Barron
      Bishop Robert Barron is the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He is also the host of CATHOLICISM, a groundbreaking, award-winning documentary about the Catholic Faith, which aired on PBS. He's the author of many books and essays, including Vibrant Paradoxes: The Both/And of Catholicism. He is a religion correspondent for NBC and has also appeared on FOX News, CNN, and EWTN. He has keynoted many conferences and events all over the world, including the 2016 World Youth Day in Kraków, Poland and the 2015 World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, which marked Pope Francis' historic visit to the United States. Visit wordonfire.org.
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    • To Light a Fire on the Earth: Proclaiming the Gospel in a Secular Age

      The highly anticipated follow-up to Bishop Robert Barron's hugely successful Catholicism: A Journey to the Faith As secularism gains influence, and increasing numbers see religion as dull and backward, Robert Barron wants to illuminate how beautiful, intelligent, and relevant the Catholic faith is. In this compelling new book—drawn from conversations with and narrated by award-winning Vatican journalist John L. Allen, Jr.—Barron, founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, proclaims in vivid language the goodness and truth of the Catholic tradition. Through Barron’s smart, practical, artistic, and theological observations as well as personal anecdotes—from engaging atheists on YouTube to discussing his days as a young diehard baseball fan from Chicago—To Light a Fire on the Earth covers prodigious ground. Touching on everything from Jesus to prayer, science, movies, atheism, the spiritual life, the fate of Church in modern times, beauty, art, and social media, Barron reveals why the Church matters today and how Catholics can intelligently engage a skeptical world. (learn more)

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