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Bishop Robert Barron

Founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries

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,, 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

Bishop Barron on Christmas and the Prologue of John

by Bishop Robert Barron . December 22, 2017 . 0 Comments

The prologue of the Gospel of St. John is one of the richest and most densely textured writings in the scriptures. As Bishop Barron explains, John expresses the very nature of God and the profundity of the Incarnation th...

[Video] How to Live the Season of Advent

by Bishop Robert Barron . December 01, 2017 . 0 Comments

It's easy to overlook the season of Advent by just setting our eyes on Christmas. But as Bishop Barron explains in the two videos below, Advent can be a spiritually enriching time, one in which we anticipate the full glo...

Standing at the Edge of the World

by Bishop Robert Barron . September 28, 2017 . 0 Comments

The Word on Fire crew recently returned from an overseas trip to begin filming Volume II of CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players. A highlight for Bishop Barron was visiting Mont Saint-Michel, the mysterious, mystical, and ...

Where One Saint Baptized Another

by Bishop Robert Barron . September 21, 2017 . 0 Comments

The Word on Fire team and I spent some time in the great city of Milan taking in the incredible beauty of the Cathedral here. However, the most moving part of the day was spent filming at the very baptismal pool where ...

The Best Way To Conquer Pride

by Bishop Robert Barron . September 14, 2017 . 0 Comments

The Word on Fire team and I have been filming here in the mother church of the Benedictine movement, and shooting segments on St. Benedict. Here is a behind-the-scenes look, as well as some thoughts on the principle vi...