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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 the host of CATHOLICISM, a groundbreaking, award-winning documentary about the Catholic Faith. He was ordained an Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles on September 8, 2015.

Bishop Barron is a #1 Amazon bestselling author and has published numerous books, essays, and articles on theology and the spiritual life. He has also appeared on several media outlets including NBC, PBS, FOX News, CNN, and EWTN.

Bishop Barron's website,, reaches millions of people each year. His regular YouTube videos have been viewed over 14 million times. Next to Pope Francis, he is the most-followed Catholic leader on social media.

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, and will be delivering the opening keynote talk at the World Meeting of Families (September 2015), which will mark Pope Francis' historic visit to the United States.

Bishop Barron's newest film and study program is on God and atheism, and is titled The Mystery of God: Who God Is and Why He Matters. His next major film series, CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players, is scheduled to debut in Fall 2016.

Bishop Robert Barron Latest Blog Posts

Bishop Barron on the Annunciation

by Bishop Robert Barron . March 24, 2017 . 2 Comments

The Church Fathers were fond of exploring the relationship between Eve, mother of all the living, and the new Eve, Mary the Mother of God. Where Eve grasped and lost, Mary surrendered and received; where Eve said no to t...

Proofs of God: An Interview with Dr. Matthew Levering

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

In his new book, Proofs of God: Classical Arguments from Tertullian to Barth (Baker Academic, 2016), leading theologian Dr. Matthew Levering presents a thoroughgoing critical survey of the proofs of God's exist...

St. Patrick and the Lesson of Lough Derg

by Bishop Robert Barron . March 17, 2017 . 5 Comments

A few years ago, our CATHOLICISM series film crew arrived at the shores of large lake in far northwest Ireland, in the county of Donegal. We stepped onto a ferry and were taken to an island in the middle of the...

[VIDEO] Bishop Barron's L.A. Congress Talk

by Bishop Robert Barron . March 06, 2017 . 1 Comments

Last weekend, Bishop Barron delivered a talk at the 2017 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress in Anaheim, CA. He spoke about the need for catechesists, apologists, and evangelists to wake up in light of harrowin...

Bishop Barron on the Elevated Justice of St. Katharine Drexel

by Bishop Robert Barron . March 03, 2017 . 0 Comments

On the Feast of St. Katharine Drexel, I share the following excerpt from my book, The Priority of Christ: Toward a Postliberal Catholicism (Brazos Press, 2008). You can also find a beautiful profile of St. Katharine...