Today we’re sharing the first part of a talk Bishop Barron recently gave titled “Against the YouTube Heresies.” Modeled after St. Irenaeus’ classic work from the second century, Against the Heresies, Bishop Barron identifies the most common objections people have to Christianity today, especially on the Internet, and then shows us how to respond. You’ll hear the first half of the talk in this episode, and the second half in the next episode. Enjoy!

(Note: You can now pre-order Bishop Barron’s newest book, Vibrant Paradoxes: The Both/And of Catholicism. For a limited time, when you pre-order the book, we’ll also send you a FREE CD containing reflections from Bishop Barron on the Resurrection. So be sure to pre-order your copy today!)

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3 comments on “WOF 014: Against the YouTube Heresies (Part 1 of 2)

  1. nalinyaflavia Mar 24, 2016

    Thanx for your reflections.

  2. Joseph Mar 30, 2016

    Where doe these misconceptions (heresies) originate? From within the Church! From uninspired preachers who think a Reader’s Digest story, about someone being nice or kind to others, is sufficient for a homily. From pastors who deliberately sidestep the challenging Bible passages to talk about a movie they’ve seen. Priests who characterize the Old Testament as “harsh”. At a school Mass the celebrant fiddled with his iphone during the first reading before handing it to a student and telling him the timer was set for 5 minutes. In effect saying that faith and the Word of God is important, just not worth more than 5 minutes of their time. Then there’s the Carmelite Spirituality Center offering a course in Native American mysticism to help participants “discover an unseen world of creativity and healing.” Why not since Christianity is just one choice of many? And the retired priest who at daily Mass forgoes a sign of peace and instead asks congregants to send out peaceful thoughts to the universe. Is it any wonder my friends take their young families to evangelical churches where they feel like they are being nourished spiritually? And so it goes as more people drift away….

  3. Marilyn of MKLM Apr 8, 2016

    Thanks for this new lecture series (Word on Fire Show). I’m abroad and really appreciate the opportunity to access your programs in English. You all choose interesting subjects and provide good food for thought.