Bishop Barron has a new book coming out titled To Light a Fire on the Earth: Proclaiming Christ in a Secular Age. It’s a book-length conversation between Bishop Barron and John Allen, Jr., the award-winning Vatican journalist, and touches on a wide range of subjects including God, atheism, social media, prayer, beauty, and why the Church matters today. In today’s episode, John joins Bishop Barron to discuss the new book.
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- 0:05 – Introduction
- 1:40 – What were John Allen’s first impressions about creating this book?
- 3:10 – What were Bishop Barron’s first thoughts when the book was proposed to him?
- 4:00 – What parallels does John Allen see between Ven. Fulton Sheen and Bishop Barron
- 7:35 – Why did Bishop Barron start the book talking about beauty?
- 9:00 – How is Baseball helpful to understanding Catholicism
- 12:00 – How did one of Bishop Barron’s professors in Paris shape his spirituality?
- 14:00 – What is Bishop Barron’s three-fold path to holiness?
- 16:00 – What makes Bishop Barron different from other people John has interviewed for books?
- 19:00 – Will Word On Fire become a permanent movement in the life of the Church?
- 23:30 – How can Catholics proclaim the Gospel in a secular age?