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Spirituality: Saints and Celebrities

It's Awards Season, folks, and if you're anything like Kerry Trotter, it's leaving you wanting for some genuine inspiration. And the award for Most Overdone Gripe with the Culture of Celebrity goes to... read on.

Book Club: The Temple of the Holy Ghost

Following Fr. Damian Ference’s fascinating post on Flannery O’Connor, we, the Word on Fire Blog moderators, are offering a forum wherein you the reader, are drawn into the experience, reflection and application of the literary work of this phenomenal Catholic writer. May we introduce to you (drumroll, please) the Word on Fire Book Club, led by blog contributor Ellyn von Huben...

Commentary: A Higher Standard for Blog Comments?

Read, react, write, post. Brilliantly simple yet bearing the potential for snags. Kerry Trotter addresses the culture of commenting on blogs, and proposes a self-imposed breather before we hit "submit."

The Feast of St. Nicholas

On this feast of St. Nicholas, Father Steve highlights the saint as a defender of the Incarnation of God in Christ- a revelation that is commemorated in the Solemnity of Christmas and is the central truth of the Faith.

Spirituality: "Run for the imperishable crown"

Stephanie Baliga knows a thing or two about perseverance. She honed it during her days as an elite college runner, and is now using it to reach a much bigger end. Kerry Trotter talked to this extraordinary woman for today's Word on Fire blog.

Spirituality: The Tragedy of Forgetfulness

Today, Rozann Carter reflects upon the spiritual significance of recollection and the separation from God that can arise because of our forgetfulness.

The Second Conversion of St. Therese

Today, Heather King writes once again on one of the Patron Saints of Word on Fire, St. Therese of Lisieux, using her example to demonstrate the true meaning behind the phrase, "putting oneself first.

Books: Borgias Behaving Badly

With the imminent series premiere of "The Borgias" on Showtime (Sunday, April 3rd at 9 p.m. Eastern), the Word on Fire Blog revisits Father Steve's review of Christopher Hibbert's book, "The Borgias and Their Enemies."

The Feast of the Holy Innocents

Today is the Feast of the Holy Innocents, the day in which the Church commemorates the lives of the innocent children lost in the massacre of the first born by King Herod at the time of Christ's birth. Father Steve reflects on this event here, taking a deeper look at the true loss that occurs upon rejecting the advent of Christ.

Saint Nicholas and the Battle Against Christmas

Today is the Feast of Saint Nicholas, the great saint of the Church from whom our well-known figure of Santa Claus is derived. But how much resemblance does today's "Saint Nick" bear of his original namesake?