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Bishop Robert Barron

Bishop Robert Barron is an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and founder of Word on Fire Ministries.


Love is both tolerant and intolerant
Mar 09 2017
To love is to will the good of the other as other. It is to break out of the black hole of one’s own self-regard and truly desire what is best for another.

Go in haste! Be amazed! Treasure!
Jan 10 2017
The most recent survey showed that now fully one fourth of Americans belong to no religion at all – that’s approximately 80,000,000 people.

Why Christmas should bother everybody
Dec 15 2016
The distinctive mark of Jesus’ Lordship is love, compassion, forgiveness, and non-violence – but this is not the stuff of sentimentality and warm feelings. It is a provocation, a challenge, a call to conversion of the most radical kind.

A pilgrim, a bishop and his iPhone
Nov 17 2016
What I particularly love about the Pilgrim is that he was preoccupied, not about any of the passing, evanescent goods of the world, but rather about prayer, about a sustained contact with the eternal God.

Three lessons for young Catholics
Nov 03 2016
Most Catholics still don’t get that their vocation is to carry their faith into the marketplace, into schools, into office buildings, into the corridors of government, into sports stadiums and into the streets.

The trouble with the 'You Go Girl' culture
Oct 19 2016
My point is that it is altogether possible—and eminently desirable—to say “you go boy” with as much vigor as “you go girl.”

A report from 'Baby Bishop School'
Sep 20 2016
I think it's fair to say that, for all of us, the highlight of the week was our audience with Pope Francis.

Apologists, catechists and theologians: Wake Up!
Aug 31 2016
For the past 50 years or so, Christian thinkers have largely abandoned the art of apologetics and have failed (here I offer a j'accuse to many in the Catholic universities) to resource the riches of the Catholic intellectual tradition in order to hold off critics of the faith