We are taking the next few episodes of the show to discuss each of the great men and women featured in Word on Fire’s epic new film series, CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players. This episode covers Michelangelo Buonarroti. A figure whose first name evokes an instant connection to the West’s most famous artworks, Michelangelo, we hear from Bishop Barron, ought also bring to mind a wonderfully rich theological connection, which The Artist expressed beautifully through his predominantly Catholic subject matter. Our listener question of the day asks Bishop Barron about how the human imagination can be useful in evangelization.

*In this episode we include a limited time Word on Fire Show discount on CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players with Coupon Code: Sistine4

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Do you have a question for Bishop Barron?  Go to AskBishopBarron.com and record it from any device right now!

Topics Discussed

  • 1:00  – Bishop Barron discusses his recent pastoral adventures
  • 3:30 – What does an ancient monk have to do with Michelangelo?
  • 5:45 – Who is Michelangelo Buonarotti?
  • 9:27 – What is the Pietà?
  • 13:22 – What is the biblical significance of the “David” statue?
  • 20:19 – What is the theology behind the Sistine Chapel paintings?
  • 27:19 -How does creating artwork make Michelangelo a pivotal player?
  • 29:54 – Listener Question: How is the use of the human imagination effective in evangelization?

Bonus Resources

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3 comments on “WOF 042: Michelangelo Buonarroti, The Artist

  1. Marisela O. Gomez Sep 28, 2016

    Please let me know if you have a catalog of the items mentioned above. Thanks for sharing your inspiration. May God bless you and keep you well.

  2. All those hurt undetstand eant have life wrong got satan with Christ

  3. My article in a newspaper in Rome- “Looking over Michelangelo’s Shoulder as He Carves Marble”, Cornelius Sullivan.