In 2021, Word on Fire thrived in our mission to share the truth, beauty, and goodness of Catholicism. None of what we accomplished during this year could have been realized without the help of our generous donors. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, we rely on your financial support to continue and grow our evangelization efforts.



Please consider making a tax-deductible, end-of-year donation and join us in our important and challenging mission of reaching millions of people to draw them into—or back to—the Catholic faith.

Your Donations Make a Difference

Word on Fire has always been committed to creatively sharing the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith through digital media. Over the years, crucial support from donors has helped us develop our content, distribution, and production capabilities.


All of that support and hard work allowed us to be poised for the challenges brought on by the pandemic. As never before, our digital platforms proved uniquely effective in connecting people around the globe to the gifts that Christ offers in his Church.


All donations go directly to support and enable the evangelical work of Bishop Barron’s Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

My Word on Fire team and I accomplished a great deal in 2021 thanks to supporters like you . . .


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January

Launch of Word on Fire Academic 

Launch of Word on Fire Academic


Word on Fire Academic, a new publishing imprint for scholarly publications—from textbooks, to published dissertations, to academic volumes—contributes to the “great conversation” by embarking upon original research and meticulous intellectual investigation.

February














The Rosary with Bishop Robert Barron video series released


Bishop Barron explores the meditative depth, rhythmic beauty, and spiritual power of the Rosary in a four-part, guided video series, and a companion book.




The Rosary with Bishop Robert Barron book and video series released




March








Word on Fire Vatican II Collection Published


Word on Fire is a movement born from the reforms of Vatican II. Although there has been a great deal of discussion and debate about the council, few Catholics have actually read it's major documents. This new, accessible volume includes the Council's four most significant documents, accompanied by commentary from Bishop Barron and the post conciliar popes.




Word on Fire Vatican II Collection Published













Bishop Barron's YouTube channel reached

400,000 subscribers

Bishop Barron’s YouTube channel reached 400,000 subscribers

April 

Bishop Barron hosted his third annual Ask Me Anything on Reddit

Bishop Barron hosted his third annual Ask Me Anything on Reddit



may


Bishop Barron gave the commencement address at the University of St. Thomas in Houston and received an honorary degree


At the Baccalaureate Mass, Bishop preached on the primary purpose of Catholic universities, which is evangelization.


Bishop Barron gave the commencement address at the University of St. Thomas in Houston and received an honorary degree. 


At the Baccalaureate Mass, Bishop preached on the primary purpose of Catholic universities, which is evangelization. 



june

Catholicism after Coronavirus eBook published


Catholicism after Coronavirus eBook published



As parishes began to open back up with the lifting of COVID restrictions, this eBook helped Catholic leaders answer the question "What now?" It featured contributions from 14 leading Catholic evangelists, offering wisdom to those tasked with leading the Church forward.

Re-Launch of  Bishop Barron Presents

YouTube series


Re-Launch of Bishop Barron Presents YouTube series


august





















The Creed film series released


The Creed blends documentary footage and dynamic talks as Bishop Barron guides viewers into the depths of the Nicene Creed, a fourth-century statement of faith that has profoundly influenced both Eastern and Western spirituality, theology, and liturgy. 

The Word on Fire Institute's Faith and Science Digital Summit


The summit, which focused on the intersection of faith and science, featured Word on Fire Institute Fellows and fascinating guests on topics ranging from astronomy to artificial intelligence


 

october



The Word on Fire Institute's Faith and Science

Digital Summit







Word on Fire Centered Retreat

The Word on Fire Institute hosted its first in-person⁠ retreat. Over two days, Institute Senior Director Jared Zimmer and Institute Fellows led members in prayer, meditation, presentations, and more to reflect on a core principal of Word on Fire's spirituality: unwavering Christocentrism. 


november

The Word on Fire Institute 

grew to more than 20,000 members


The Word on Fire Institute grew to more than 20,00 members


The Good News Conference


The Good News Conference


Word on Fire co-hosted a conference in Orlando, Florida, where Bishop Barron and Word on Fire Institute Fellows served as speakers.

Word on Fire co-presented the Good News Conference in Orlando, Florida. Where Bishop Barron gave the keynote address on the universal call to holiness and the importance of bringing souls to Christ. Word on Fire Institute Fellows served as speakers and musicians throughout the weekend. 

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A Year in Videos

The rosary with bishop robert barron

WORD on Fire VATICAN II COLLECTION

"STRETCHING OUT TO GREAT THINGS": BISHOP BARRON'S UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS ADDRESS

Word on Fire CENTERED RETREAT

Testimonials

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