Taking The Vision Wider...
"In many ways, I think the Word on Fire ministry is already developing into a movementWhat I want to do now is get the movement off the ground, something that involves both lay people and priests, and take that vision wider."
"In many ways, I think the Word on Fire ministry is already developing into a movementWhat I want to do now is get the movement off the ground, something that involves both lay people and priests, and take that vision wider."
- Bishop Robert Barron
Forming evangelists to lead the culture to Christ with BEAUTY, GOODNESS, and TRUTH.
THE 8 PRINCIPLES OF THE WORD ON FIRE MOVEMENT
Principle 1: Unwavering Christocentrism
This lesson will zero in on the most fundamental of the eight principles: Unwavering Christo-centrism.

We might call this the “hinge” principle of the future Word on Fire Movement.

“Everything revolves around and returns to Christ, so relationships, theology, politics, art, philosophy—all find their center in Christ.” - Bishop Barron
THE 8 PRINCIPLES OF THE WORD ON FIRE MOVEMENT
Principle 2: Evangelization of the Culture
Many Christians today have come to recognize the current cultural milieu as post-Christian.

This may in fact be true, yet the intention of the future Word on Fire Movement is not to avoid the secular culture, but to be present to it and proclaim Christ to its adherents from within.
THE 8 PRINCIPLES OF THE WORD ON FIRE MOVEMENT
Principle 2: Evangelization of the Culture
Many Christians today have come to recognize the current cultural milieu as post-Christian.

This may in fact be true, yet the intention of the future Word on Fire Movement is not to avoid the secular culture, but to be present to it and proclaim Christ to its adherents from within.
THE 8 PRINCIPLES OF THE WORD ON FIRE MOVEMENT
Principle 3: Special Commitment to New Media
Because of advances in the internet, wireless communications, and social media, the Gospel today can be propagated more widely and efficiently than ever before.

Word on Fire is committed to new and emerging technologies, seeing them as powerful vehicles to connect with people far from Christ and the Church.” -Bishop Barron
THE 8 PRINCIPLES OF THE WORD ON FIRE MOVEMENT
Principle 4: Rootedness in the Mystical Body
The Word on Fire missionary project has always relied on the intercession of the saints and angels.

Thus, as the saints continue to be foundational in the spiritual life of Bishop Barron, so also should they be in our individual interior lives as we too respond to the universal call to holiness.
THE 8 PRINCIPLES OF THE WORD ON FIRE MOVEMENT
Principle 4: Rootedness in the Mystical Body
The Word on Fire missionary project has always relied on the intercession of the saints and angels.

Thus, as the saints continue to be foundational in the spiritual life of Bishop Barron, so also should they be in our individual interior lives as we too respond to the universal call to holiness.
THE 8 PRINCIPLES OF THE WORD ON FIRE MOVEMENT
Principle 5: Leading with Beauty
In a culture dominated by relativism such as our own, making an initial appeal to those outside the Church with merely intellectual arguments or moral admonitions is not often going to be the most promising way forward.

But the via pulchritudinis—the way of beauty—is different.
THE 8 PRINCIPLES OF THE WORD ON FIRE MOVEMENT
Principle 6: Affirmative Orthodoxy
Indeed, the Catholic faith does delineate objective boundaries to the moral and religious life, operate out of a hierarchical structure, and make demands upon its members to readily deny their more fleshly desires for the sake of a more robust spiritual life.

But contra the New Atheists, the Church sees such things as necessary for a fulfilled and joyful life.

THE 8 PRINCIPLES OF THE WORD ON FIRE MOVEMENT
Principle 6: Affirmative Orthodoxy
Indeed, the Catholic faith does delineate objective boundaries to the moral and religious life, operate out of a hierarchical structure, and make demands upon its members to readily deny their more fleshly desires for the sake of a more robust spiritual life.

But contra the New Atheists, the Church sees such things as necessary for a fulfilled and joyful life.

THE 8 PRINCIPLES OF THE WORD ON FIRE MOVEMENT
Principle 7: Collaborative Apostolate
It was emphasized by the Second Vatican Council that laity and clergy should collaborate more closely with one another.

The reason for this emphasis was largely because of a renewed understanding of the universal call to holiness, the Church’s teaching that all Christians—lay and religious—are called equally to the glory of sainthood.

THE 8 PRINCIPLES OF THE WORD ON FIRE MOVEMENT
Principle 8: Grounded on the Eucharist
The Word on Fire Movement is centered upon one pivot point: the eternal person of Jesus Christ.

But how can we ensure we stay faithful to this first principle in our daily lives?
THE 8 PRINCIPLES OF THE WORD ON FIRE MOVEMENT
Principle 8: Grounded on the Eucharist
The Word on Fire Movement is centered upon one pivot point: the eternal person of Jesus Christ.

But how can we ensure we stay faithful to this first principle in our daily lives?
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