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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 Robert Barron on Palm Sunday and the Kingship of Christ

by Bishop Robert Barron . April 07, 2017 . 3 Comments

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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...