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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 Robert Barron on Palm Sunday and the Kingship of Christ

by Bishop Robert Barron . March 23, 2018 . 3 Comments

As we near the beginning of Holy Week, Bishop Robert Barron offers his reflections on Palm Sunday and why the Kingship of Christ matters.     ...

[VIDEO] Why Lent? Bishop Barron Explains

by Bishop Robert Barron . February 14, 2018 . 1 Comments

Today is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the liturgical season of Lent. For so many of us, it means ashes today, sacrifice for weeks, and then a big celebration at the end of it all. But why? What does it all mean? Bi...

Is Life Ultimately Pointless?

by Bishop Robert Barron . February 12, 2018 . 1 Comments

Is there a God? No.What is the nature of reality? What physics says it is.What is the purpose of the universe? There is none.What is the meaning of life? Ditto.Why am I here? Just dumb luck. ...

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...