In this week’s episode Bishop Barron discusses an intrinsic aspect of evangelization: community. Not only is there an intrinsic need of mankind to have a community, which the Church teaches is part of man’s nature, but also the need to have a certain kind of community within the Christian life. A listener asks how we ought to distinguish between authentic conscience and what CS Lewis called “the poison of subjectivism.”

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Topics Discussed

  • 0:04 – Introduction, Bishop Barron’s recent trips
  • 3:00 – Why does contemporary culture bring a sense of isolation and loneliness?
  • 5:45 – How do we find a balance between the autonomy of the individual and the need for community?
  • 8:15 – What are the benefits and drawbacks of social media in community building?
  • 11:45 – Why do humans need each other?
  • 14:30 – How do we bolster parish community?
  • 17:30 – What role will the Word on Fire Movement play in building Catholic community?
  • 20:30 – What does Bishop Barron recommend for those looking for community?
  • 22:00 – Listener Question: What is the difference between the authentic conscience and individual subjectivism?


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6 comments on “WOF 120: Evangelization and the Need for Community

  1. Helen DiCarlo Mar 27, 2018

    Searching to find the route to evangelize as a visual artist, would it be possible to reach out from the support of a WOF-like community to try and broach the secular art world? Big thanks for everyone’s work in support of WOF and Bishop Barron. God Bless.

  2. Suzanne Petrie Mar 28, 2018

    God bless you Bishop Barrons and all your staff for wonderful talks! In 10 minutes I end up learning so much and feel so happy inside .. especially my brain that loves to learn!
    How does one going your WOF Community? I get the daily Bible reflections and all the rest too. I live in SLO and also SB part time. Please I want to join!! I’m lonely for on fire folks that are Catholics!
    Thank you !! Have an amazing day and blessed Holy Week!!

  3. simon Mar 30, 2018

    my catholic community is the internet