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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, 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

Bishop Barron on the Queenship of Mary

by Bishop Robert Barron . August 22, 2018 . 2 Comments

It’s easy to think the Church’s great Marian feasts are sentimental or quaint. But really just the opposite is true. Here are Bishop Barron’s reflections on today’s Memorial of the Queenship ...

How to Help Young People Find Faith: An Interview with Bishop Barron

by Bishop Robert Barron . August 01, 2018 . 0 Comments

Recently, Pope Francis ratified five members elected by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to represent the United States at the upcoming Synod of Bishops (October 3-28). The Synod will focus on “Young People,...

Bishop Barron's Top 5 Resources on “Humanae Vitae”

by Bishop Robert Barron . July 25, 2018 . 0 Comments

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Humanae Vitae, the deeply controversial encyclical by Pope Paul VI which defended the Church's teaching on “the unitive and the procreative&rdqu...

Bishop Barron on the Annunciation

by Bishop Robert Barron . April 09, 2018 . 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...

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.     ...