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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 Barron on Peter, Paul, and the Missionary Adventure

by Bishop Robert Barron . June 29, 2017 . 2 Comments

Today, on the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, the Word on Fire blog features an excerpt from Episode 5 of the "CATHOLICISM" series, titled "The Indispensable Men: Peter, Paul, and the Missionary Adventure." Watch the...

Bishop Barron on the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist

by Bishop Robert Barron . June 16, 2017 . 0 Comments

Sunday is the Feast of Corpus Christi, the great solemnity that commemorates the institution of the Holy Eucharist. In honor of this feast, Bishop Barron reminds us of the profundity of the Real Presence of Christ in the...

Bishop Barron on Why the Ascension of Jesus Matters

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


The Reception of Vatican II: A Book Excerpt by Bishop Robert Barron

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

In a new and exciting book entitled The Reception of Vatican II, edited by Fr. Matthew Lamb and Dr. Matthew Levering, numerous contributors offer insights into the ways in which the documents and resolutions of the great...