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Bishop Barron's ​video content has been paired with written materials to be used by parishes or other small groups for faith formation.

All programs are:

​lay-led​​​

​Faithful Catholics with good interpersonal skills can plan, promote, and lead the studies.  Clergy involvement is a special bonus, but not necessary.

​Multi-dimensional

​Each lesson includes Bishop Barron’s teaching on video, plus written commentary and Questions for Understanding and Application in the personal Study Guide. These questions are then discussed in small group, facilitated discussions.

​ACCOMPANIED BY FREE WEBINARS

​Free webinars are provided to introduce you to all the Word on Fire study programs and also to train lay facilitators to plan, promote, and present the studies.  
Register for an upcoming webinar here.

​Core Study Programs

Catho​licism
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Number of
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1​1 or 20

​Session Length

1.5-2.5HRS

​Video Lesson Run Time Range

11-33​ OR
47-62 MINS

​Bishop Barron journeys around the world and deep into the Faith to teach us what Catholics believe and why. This program uses the spiritual and artistic treasures of the Faith to illuminate the key teachings of the Church.

Catho​licism: The New Evangelization
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Number of
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​7

​Session Length

90​MIN

​Video Lesson Run Time Range

15-27MIN

​This program motivates the participant to put faith into action with new ardor, new methods, and new expressions. Bishop Barron defines and explains what the New Evangelization is and why it's important. As part of the documentary, experts in faith and culture are interviewed and examples of evangelical outreach to the secular culture are featured.

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Volume I

Number of Sessions

​13

​Session Length

​​90MIN

Video Lesson Run Time Range

2​1-​42MIN

Volume II

Number of Sessions

​5

​Session Length

​​90MIN

Video Lesson Run Time Range

2​1-​42MIN

​Twelve people who were saints, artists, mystics, teachers, storytellers and scholars who not only shaped the life of the Church but changed the culture as well.
Volume I includes six “players” and Volume II includes three sets of two players.

​Topical Study Programs

​Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues
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Number of
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9

​Session Length

​​90MIN

​Video Lesson Run Time Range

​10-18MIN

​The seven deadly sins are patterns of dysfunction that lead to unhappiness. Bishop Barron explains the pervasiveness of pride, envy, anger, sloth, greed, gluttony, and lust and shows how to counteract these sinful patterns though a conscious focus on a specific virtue for each sin.

​Eucharist
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Number of
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​6

​Session Length

​​90MIN

​Video Lesson Run Time Range

​8-25MIN

Take a deeper look at the “source and summit” of our Faith, the Eucharist as sacred meal, the sacrifice necessary for communion, and most importantly, the Real Presence of Christ.

​The Mass
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Number of
Sessions

​7

​Session Length

​​90​MIN

​Video Lesson Run Time Range

2​3-25MIN

​Walk through the Mass with Bishop Barron and be transformed through insights on this most privileged and intimate encounter with Jesus Christ. See how the Mass starts by bringing us out of a fallen world and into the heavenly realm and ends with the Holy Eucharist.

​Untold Blessing
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Number of
Sessions

​8

​Session Length

​​90​MIN

​Video Lesson Run Time Range

17-24MIN

​The greatest calling for each of us is to become a saint, and the journey toward holiness is full of untold blessing. Walk the three paths to holiness:  finding the center in Christ; knowing you are a sinner; and realizing your life is not about you.

​David the King
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Number of
Sessions

​​7

​Session Length

​​90MIN

​Video Lesson Run Time Range

20-25MIN

David is the paradigmatic king of the Old Testament. He causes us to look back toward Adam’s failed kingship and forward toward Christ the King. The topic of kingship is also explored as part of our own baptismal responsibility. 

​Priest, Prophet, King
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Number of
Sessions

7

​Session Length

​​90​MIN

​Video Lesson Run Time Range

20-2​5MIN

In this deeply biblical study, Bishop Barron brings us closer to Christ who is not only our Savior, but also the consummate Priest, Prophet, and King as foreshadowed in the Old Testament. These divinely-ordained roles become our calling too once we are baptized into Christ.

​Mystery of God
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Number of
Sessions

​7

​Session Length

​​90​MIN

​Video Lesson Run Time Range

20-28MIN

​How do Christians define “God”? Our definition is nothing like what the atheists think. Join Bishop Barron as he shares the resources of our deep, intellectual tradition to teach us how to talk about God and turn back the tide of secularism.

​Conversion
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Number of
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​8

​Session Length

​​90​MIN

​Video Lesson Run Time Range

17-22MIN

​Using six stories from the Bible, Bishop Barron demonstrates how ordinary, sinful people are met by Jesus and called to a better life in him. Conversion is not so much a one-time event, but a lifelong turning toward Christ in an ever-deepening relationship.

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