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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 Making Christ the Center of Your Life

by Bishop Robert Barron . February 17, 2017 . 7 Comments

The massive rose windows of the medieval Gothic cathedrals were not only marvels of engineering and artistry; they were also symbols of the well-ordered soul. The pilgrim coming to the cathedral for spiritual enlightenme...

[Video] Bishop Barron on the Conversion of St. Paul

by Bishop Robert Barron . January 25, 2017 . 0 Comments

On this Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, Bishop Barron reminds us that we are a continuation of the story told in the Acts of Apostles. We have one mission: to announce the Lordship of Christ in word and in deed.&nbs...

Bishop Barron's 2017 Red Mass Homily

by Bishop Robert Barron . January 17, 2017 . 0 Comments

I am delighted indeed to be with today for this Red Mass, celebrating the work of lawyers, judges, politicians, and paralegals.  I would like my first word to you today to be one of praise and encouragement:  y...

Bishop Barron on St. John’s Great Christmas Sermon

by Bishop Robert Barron . December 27, 2016 . 0 Comments

I would like to take the opportunity this Christmas season to reflect, however inadequately, on one of the most magnificent passages in the Scriptures, indeed one of the gems of the Western literary tradition: the prolog...

14 Best Christmas Resources from Bishop Barron

by Bishop Robert Barron . December 23, 2016 . 1 Comments

To celebrate Christmas, here are 14 of Bishop Barron's top videos, articles, and homilies celebrating the birth of Christ. God bless you today and throughout this holy season!   [widget id=20]...