Bishop Robert Barron
Bishop Robert Barron is the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He is also the host of CATHOLICISM, a groundbreaking, award-winning documentary about the Catholic Faith, which aired on PBS.
Bishop Barron is a #1 Amazon bestselling author and has published numerous books, essays, and articles on theology and the spiritual life. He is a religion correspondent for NBC and has also appeared on FOX News, CNN, and EWTN.
Bishop Barron’s website, WordOnFire.org, reaches millions of people each year, and he is one of the most-followed Catholics on social media. His regular YouTube videos have been viewed over 18 million times.
Bishop Barron’s pioneering work in evangelizing through the new media led Francis Cardinal George to describe him as “one of the Church’s best messengers.” He has keynoted many conferences and events all over the world, including the 2016 World Youth Day in Kraków, Poland and the 2015 World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, which marked Pope Francis’ historic visit to the United States.
Bishop Barron’s latest film series and study program, CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players, debuted in September 2016 and has been syndicated for national television.
Bishop Robert Barron Latest Blog Posts
The Strangeness of the Resurrection and Why It Matters
by Bishop Robert Barron . April 18, 2021 .
Friends, Christ acts as an advocate for our souls through the cosmos-reorienting events of his death and Resurrection, the forging of a connection between heaven and earth. Our brother who walked the same ground and breathed the same air is now seated at the right hand of the Father. Now,…
Should Suffering Shake Our Faith?
by Bishop Robert Barron . April 13, 2021 .
Premier Christian Radio in the UK just sponsored a survey that investigated how the COVID crisis has affected religious beliefs and attitudes. There were three major findings—namely, that 67% of those who characterize themselves as “religious” found their belief in God challenged, that almost a quarter of all those questioned…
Life in the Church
by Bishop Robert Barron . April 11, 2021 .
Friends, today’s Gospel reveals the dawning of Christianity. With his wounds bared to his disciples immediately upon his arrival in their midst, Christ shows to us also our greatest sins in those nail and spear scars. God came, and we killed him—but no sin is greater than the Lord’s love,…
Breaking Out of the Tomb
by Bishop Robert Barron . April 4, 2021 .
Friends, a blessed and peaceful Easter to you! Although grave sites are known to be quiet places of reflection, God, through his sovereign power, overcame the corruption of sin by his Resurrection from the dead this Easter morning. From his empty tomb, we learn that God doesn’t let death have…
Breaking, Singing, Pulling Away
by Bishop Robert Barron . March 28, 2021 .
Friends, one of the best known stories in Western culture is the narrative of Christ’s Passion and death. However, this very familiarity can block our understanding of the account. What I want to do in this homily is to draw your attention to three odd details of Mark’s Gospel, each…
Writing the Law Upon Our Hearts
by Bishop Robert Barron . March 21, 2021 .
Friends, one of the most fundamental beliefs of the Biblical Israelites is that God is a covenant-maker. He formed his people through a series of agreements and contracts saying, “I will place my law within them and write it upon their hearts; I will be their God and they will…
We’re All Becoming Platonists Now—And That’s Not Good
by Bishop Robert Barron . March 16, 2021 .
One of the most fundamental divides in the history of philosophy is that between a more Platonic approach and a more Aristotelian approach. Plato, of course, saw the universal or formal level of being as more real, more noble, whereas Aristotle, while acknowledging the existence and importance of the abstract,…
Todos nos estamos convirtiendo en Platónicos ahora, y eso no es bueno
by Bishop Robert Barron . March 16, 2021 .
Una de las divisiones más fundamentales en la historia de la filosofía es la que existe entre un enfoque más platónico y un enfoque más aristotélico. Platón, por supuesto, veía el nivel universal o formal del ser como algo más real, más noble, mientras que Aristóteles, aunque reconocía la existencia…
Stay With Us: Evangelizing the Disaffiliated
by Bishop Robert Barron . March 11, 2021 .
Friends, among the largest problems within the Church today is the massive disaffiliation of our own people, especially the young. In this lecture for the University Series, I reflect on the religiously unaffiliated by answering these three essential questions: Who are the “nones”? Why are they leaving? How do we…
Nicodemus Came at Night
by Bishop Robert Barron . March 14, 2021 .
Friends, our Gospel for today contains one of the most important lines in the entire Bible: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.” To “believe” here means much more than…