Did the Ascension Really Happen?

At the climax of the forty days spent with the disciples after his resurrection, Jesus ascended bodily into heaven. Catholics have always understood this to be a literal, miraculous event. We believe it really happened—and as a universal Church, we celebrated the...

Dante’s Roadmap to Paradise

Dante’s vision of the afterlife centers upon two features: order and motion. The world is truly ordered and orderly, and yet within it there is great movement. It is clear to all that there is order within the world, that the world follows certain rules and fits...

In Defense of Exaggerated Marian Devotion

Protestants aren’t the only ones who find Catholic devotion to Mary a bit over-the-top sometimes. A lot of Catholics find other Catholics, including great saints like Alphonsus Liguori and Louis de Montfort, to be a little “much” when talking about the Virgin Mary. I...

Meet Our Newest Word on Fire Institute Fellows!

The Word on Fire Institute is growing every day! We are pleased to share with you a few more Fellows that we have brought in to the Institute to form you as an active and effective evangelist. Be sure to read about the Fellows below, and for more information about the...