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Bishop Barron

Ideas Have Consequences: The Philosophers Who Shaped 2020

by Bishop Robert Barron . September 18, 2020 .

Friends, I recently addressed the Knights of Malta about this convulsive time in our national history, demonstrated by the global pandemic, unstable politics, and outbursts of violence. But not many people understand the ideologies that stand behind the rioting and deep unrest that we see on our city streets. What…

Bishop Barron on His Fifth Episcopal Anniversary

by Bishop Robert Barron . September 8, 2020 .

Friends, I took a few minutes today to reflect on my fifth anniversary as a bishop. I’m just so grateful to God for all the opportunities in the past few years, especially the tremendous honor of serving the good people of my Santa Barbara pastoral region in the Archdiocese of…

“Pope Francis and Vatican II” (2020 Napa Institute Keynote)

by Bishop Robert Barron . August 14, 2020 .

Friends, some Catholics in America today are increasingly vocal in their attacks on the Second Vatican Council—an ecumenical council of the Church summoned and presided over by the successor of Peter. How should we understand this disturbing trend? In this keynote talk from the 2020 Napa Institute, I trace the…

The Heart of God Himself — Bishop Barron’s Sermon at Thomas Aquinas College

by Bishop Robert Barron . June 20, 2020 .

Friends, in my homily from the Global Rosary Relay event at Thomas Aquinas College, I make the point that the heart of Jesus is not simply the heart of a great man from the first century, but rather the heart of God himself.

Bishop Barron Introduces The Word on Fire Bible: Volume I – The Gospels

by Bishop Robert Barron . June 4, 2020 .

Friends, Volume I of The Word on Fire Bible will be available on June 15th. Join the waiting list at to make sure you are the first to know when it is released.

Bishop Barron’s 2020 Commencement Address for Students

by Bishop Robert Barron . May 30, 2020 .

Friends, among the many disheartening effects of the coronavirus, students have had to forego their graduation ceremonies this year. That’s why I was delighted to film this virtual commencement address for the students at Bishop Garcia Diego High School, here in my Santa Barbara region. I encourage you to watch and share…

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