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Setting the World Ablaze

A Transformational Year at Word on Fire

How We Spread the Word in 2022

With your help, Word on Fire reaches millions of people every month through our online articles, books, videos, podcasts, social media posts, and more. Watch this video featuring Brandon Vogt, Word on Fire’s Senior Publishing Director, to learn more about how we spread the Word of God through our publishing efforts.

Launch of Liturgy of the Hours

This new monthly subscription service put the communal prayers of the Church in the hands of 30,000 people, who are now joining together in daily prayer. Learn more

The Word on Fire Bible Volume II

With the support of our donors, we published the second volume of the beautiful Word on Fire Bible. Volume II contains the rest of the New Testament, including Acts, Letters, and Revelation. Learn more

Bishop Barron’s Sunday Sermons

Nearly one million people watch or listen to Bishop Barron’s video homilies each week. These sermons have been responsible for numerous conversions and reversions to the Catholic faith, providing much-needed insights into the Word of God. Learn more


How We Equipped Evangelists in 2022

Watch this video featuring Jared Zimmerer, Senior Director of the Word on Fire Institute, to learn more about how we equipped evangelists with the educational materials, tools, and resources they need to effectively proclaim Christ in their families, parishes, communities, and workplaces.

New Courses in the Word on Fire Institute

From The Protestant Reformation to Evangelizing Protestants to Catholicism and Comedy, this year saw the Word on Fire Institute’s online curriculum grow to 34 courses and its membership grow to more than 21,000 students. Learn more

16 New Books Published

Word on Fire Publishing brought forth 16 new books this year, ranging from several titles by Bishop Barron, classic texts from saints and theologians, and even our first book of new poetry. Learn more

Online Articles and Resources

Word on Fire contributing writers continued to engage the culture with thought-provoking articles on a variety of subjects that were shared widely on our website and social media channels. Learn more


How We Evangelized the Culture in 2022

Watch this video featuring Father Steve Grunow, CEO of Word on Fire, to learn more about how we evangelized the culture through our online video content and new media outreach.

Bishop Barron Interviews Shia LaBeouf

Bishop Barron sat down with actor Shia LaBeouf in August to hear about his conversion experience while playing Padre Pio in a new biographical film. The deeply personal and wide-ranging interview has garnered over 2 million views on YouTube. Learn more

100 Million All-Time Views on YouTube

Bishop Barron began posting videos on YouTube near the platforms inception in the early 2000s. This year, we reached an incredible milestone: 100 million all-time views of Bishop’s YouTube videos! Learn more

New Video Series Launched by Institute Fellows

The Word on Fire Institute created several new video series hosted by Institute Fellows on subjects ranging from God and video games to faith in film to daily life in a Catholic family. Learn more


Help Us Grow in 2023

2022 was a tremendous year for Word on Fire, but we have even bigger plans for the new year. Your support will ensure that we continue setting the world ablaze with inspiring content that draws people into—or back to—the Catholic faith.

Spark: A new lineup of children’s books from Word on Fire

Our new imprint for young readers publishes carefully crafted stories with stunning illustrations designed to turn young hearts to the Gospel. The adventure begins in fall of 2023! Learn more

Jerome LeJeune
Venerable Jerome Lejeune Fellowship

Through this fellowship, the Word on Fire Institute is seeking to advocate for people with cognitive and developmental disabilities (especially those with Down Syndrome) in the Church and in the culture. Learn more

32 New Books in 2023

Word on Fire is planning to publish 32 new books across its 5 imprints, including academic titles, children’s books, reprinted classic titles, and more. This is My Body, a book on the true meaning of the Eucharist, will coincide with the USCCB’s ongoing Eucharistic Revival. Learn More

New Studio Space in Minnesota

With Bishop Barron now serving in Minnesota, Word on Fire is constructing a new studio that will allow him to continue providing his Sunday Sermons, video interviews, podcast episodes, and commentary videos.


A Look Back at 2022