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Bishop Robert Barron is an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He founded the ministry, Word on Fire, which is an outstanding beacon of The New Evangelization. Bishop Barron has recorded and podcasted over 600 of his Sunday sermons (might I suggest you subscribe via iTunes right now?) and was the creator and host of the extraordinary Catholicism DVD Series. I had the lucky benefit of being a student of his when I was a seminarian at Mundelein Seminary near Chicago (he was one of the best and most exciting professors I’ve ever had!).

As you’ll see from any of the links below, Bishop Barron is not only incredibly intelligent, but also one of the Church’s best communicators. Since 2007, he has been posting YouTube video commentaries on just about everything: Theology, philosophy, things in the news, movies, books, etc. I’m continuously amazed at the relevant and enlightening Catholic analysis Bishop Barron offers. Millions of people have already checked out his videos. What are you waiting for?


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Movies and Television

  1. 1917, War, and Faith
  2. 2012
  3. A Quiet Place
  4. A Serious Man
  5. Agora
  6. Angels and Demons
  7. Apocalypto
  8. Arrival
  9. Avatar
  10. Ben-Hur
  11. Bill Maher and Biblical Interpretation
  12. Bird Box
  13. Bridge of Spies
  14. Bully
  15. Calvary (and the Underrated Virtue of Forgiveness)
  16. Capitalism: A Love Story
  17. Cinderella
  18. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
  19. Discovery Channel’s “The Lost Tomb of Jesus”
  20. District 9
  21. Doctor Strange
  22. Exodus: Gods and Kings
  23. Fargo
  24. For Greater Glory
  25. Gran Torino
  26. Gravity
  27. Hail, Caesar!
  28. Hercules and the Modern Meta-Narrative
  29. Hereafter
  30. HBO Series “Rome”
  31. Inception
  32. Indiana Jones
  33. Ingrid Goes West
  34. Jackie
  35. John Wick: Chapter 3
  36. Lady Bird
  37. Last Days in the Desert
  38. Les Misérables
  39. Lord of the Rings (Part 1)
  40. Lord of the Rings (Part 2)
  41. Man of Steel
  42. Midnight in Paris
  43. Miracles from Heaven
  44. Moneyball
  45. Mother!
  46. Netflix’s “Unorthodox” and the Modern Myth of Origins
  47. Noah
  48. No Country for Old Men
  49. Of Gods and Men
  50. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  51. Religulous (Bill Maher)
  52. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  53. Risen
  54. Silence
  55. Skyfall
  56. Slumdog Millionaire
  57. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  58. The Adjustment Bureau
  59. The Amazing Spider-Man
  60. The Book of Eli
  61. The Case for Christ
  62. The Crown
  63. The Crown” and the Primacy of Grace
  64. The Dark Knight
  65. The Dark Knight Rises
  66. The Departed
  67. The Doritos Commercial
  68. The Fault In Our Stars
  69. The Giver and Recovering Our Christian Memory
  70. The Goldfinch
  71. The Great Gatsby
  72. The Grey
  73. The Hobbit
  74. The Homer Simpson Effect
  75. The Hunger Games
  76. The Ides of March
  77. The Martian
  78. The Matrix (Part 1)
  79. The Matrix (Part 2)
  80. The Revenant
  81. The Shape of Water
  82. The Shawshank Redemption
  83. The Sopranos (Part 1)
  84. The Sopranos (Part 2)
  85. The Stoning of Soraya M.
  86. The Theory of Everything
  87. To Rome With Love
  88. Tree of Life
  89. True Grit
  90. Vikings
  91. Whiplash
  92. Why Exorcism Films Still Fascinate
  93. Woody Allen’s Bleak Vision
  94. World War Z
  95. Zeitgeist The Movie

Books and Music

  1. “All Along the Watchtower” by Bob Dylan
  2. A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose” by Eckhart Tolle
  3. All the Light We Cannot See
  4. Bad Religion by Ross Douthat
  5. Being Catholic Now by Kerry Kennedy
  6. Bishop Barron at Amazon HQ on “Arguing Religion” Book
  7. Bob Dylan
  8. Bob Dylan in China
  9. Dante and the Spiritual Journey
  10. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  11. Forming Intentional Disciples by Sherry Weddell
  12. George Will’s “The Conservative Sensibility”
  13. God is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens (Part 1)
  14. God is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens (Part 2)
  15. God is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens (Part 3)
  16. Great Spiritual Classics
  17. J.R.R. Tolkien, Evangelist
  18. Keith Richards, Bob Dylan, and the New Evangelization
  19. “Revelation” – Flannery O’Connor “Pivotal Players” Episode
  20. The Audacity of Hope by President Barack Obama
  21. The Crucifixion by Fleming Rutledge – Part 1The Crucifixion by Fleming Rutledge – Part 2
  22. The Difference God Makes by Cardinal Francis George
  23. The Gap Ad Controversy
  24. The Shack by William P. Young
  25. The Swerve by Stephen Greeblatt
  26. The Way of a Pilgrim
  27. Why Priests? by Gary Wills
  28. Zealot by Reza Aslan

In the News

  1. 2018 Synod #1 – What is a Synod?
  2. 2018 Synod #2 – My Synod Intervention
  3. 2018 Synod #3 – Vatican Press Briefing
  4. 2018 Synod #4 – Final Contributions
  5. 2018 Synod #5 – Summary of the Synod
  6. 2018 Synod #6 – Final Debate
  7. 2020 Commencement Address for Students
  8. Abortion: Shocking Numbers Out of New York
  9. Andrew Sullivan’s Non-Threatening Jesus
  10. Anne Rice Leaving Christianity
  11. Anti-Catholic Prejudice
  12. Bishop Barron on Spending Time with His Spiritual Father
  13. Bishop Barron’s Prayer Breakfast Address (2020)
  14. California’s Attack on Confession
  15. Canceling Padre Serra
  16. Celebrating Bin Laden’s Death?
  17. Charlottesville and America’s Original Sin
  18. College Campus “Safe Spaces”
  19. Corruption
  20. Governor Cuomo and the Nature of God
  21. HHS Contraception Mandate
  22. HHS Mandate: Anti-Catholic and Un-American
  23. Ideas Have Consequences: The Philosophers Who Shaped 2020
  24. iGens
  25. ISIS and the Cross
  26. Jordan Peterson and Sam Harris
  27. Kathy Griffin and the Vanishing of Argument
  28. Mother Angelica
  29. My Synod Intervention 10/11/18
  30. NBC Nightly News Interview 10/14/18
  31. On Appointment as Bishop
  32. Paul Ryan and Catholic Social Teaching
  33. Persecution of Christians in the Middle East
  34. Planned Parenthood and the Loss of Human Dignity
  35. Pope Benedict’s Trip to America
  36. Pope Benedict’s Visit to Germany
  37. Pope Francis and the Gospel of the Family
  38. Pope Francis and World Youth Day
  39. Pope Francis in America
  40. Pope Francis, Tradition, and John Henry Newman
  41. Pope Francis: Time Magazine’s Person of the Year
  42. Pride, Humility, and Social Media
  43. Q&A about the Sexual Abuse Crisis
  44. Religious Drifters
  45. Resisting Aggressive Secularism
  46. Senator Edward Kennedy
  47. September 11th: Anger and Forgiveness
  48. Shakespeare and the Fading of the Catholic World
  49. Social Media and the Catholic Culture of Contempt
  50. Steroids in Baseball
  51. Stephen Fry, Job, and Suffering
  52. The BP Oil Spill
  53. The Brit Hume Controversy
  54. The Cathedral of Notre Dame Fire
  55. The Childfree Life
  56. The Coronavirus, Catastrophe, and Contingency
  57. The Coronavirus Quarantine
  58. The Death of Billy Graham
  59. The Depressing Pew Forum Study
  60. The Financial Crisis
  61. The Jordan Peterson Phenomenon
  62. The Legacy of Pope Benedict XVI
  63. The Persecution of Christians
  64. The Pope Francis Interview
  65. The Prosperity Gospel
  66. The SCOTUS Same-Sex Marriage Ruling
  67. The Synod on the Family
  68. The Tragedy at Newton
  69. Thinkspot Interview with Dr. Stephen Blackwood
  70. Transcending the Financial Crisis
  71. Trends in American Religion
  72. The Two Minus One Pregnancy
  73. The Vampire Craze
  74. The Vatican Investigation of American Nuns
  75. The Willis Tower
  76. Why Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Still Matters
  77. “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus” Viral Video
  78. Whey Remain Catholic? (With So Much Scandal)
  79. Word from Rome: Conclave Update #1
  80. Word from Rome: Conclave Update #2
  81. Word from Rome: Conclave Update #3
  82. Word from Rome: Conclave Update #4
  83. Word from Rome: Conclave Update #5
  84. Word from Rome: Conclave Update #6
  85. Word from Rome: Conclave Update #7
  86. World Youth Day
  87. World Youth Day 2016

Atheism, “The Nones”, Science, Faith & Reason

  1. Against the YouTube Heresies (Part 1)
  2. Against the YouTube Heresies (Part 2)
  3. Answering the Skeptics (Part 1)
  4. Answering the Skeptics (Part 2)
  5. Answering the Skeptics (Part 3)
  6. Answering the Skeptics (Part 4)
  7. Answering the Skeptics (Part 5)
  8. Answering the Skeptics (Part 6)
  9. Atheism and Assisted Suicide
  10. Atheism and Philosophy
  11. Bill Maher’s “Religulous”
  12. Bill Nye and Philosophy
  13. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
  14. Creation
  15. Faith and Reason
  16. God and Morality
  17. God is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens (Part 1)
  18. God is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens (Part 2)
  19. God is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens (Part 3)
  20. God, the Tsunami, and the Problem of Evil
  21. Has Science Refuted Aristotelian Causality?
  22. Lumen Fidei
  23. Misreading Genesis
  24. Peter Hitchens and the “Rage Against God”
  25. Praying for Christopher Hitchens
  26. Religion and Happiness
  27. Religion and Science
  28. Religulous (Bill Maher)
  29. Scientism and God’s Existence
  30. Stephen Colbert and Providence
  31. Stephen Fry, Job, and Suffering
  32. Stephen Hawking and More Tired Atheism
  33. Stephen Hawking: The Theory of Everything
  34. The Argument from Desire
  35. The Coronavirus, Catastrophe, and Contingency
  36. The Difference God Makes by Cardinal Francis George
  37. The God Who Doesn’t Need Us
  38. The New Atheists
  39. The Religious “Nones”
  40. The Rise of the “Nones”
  41. Thomas Aquinas and the Argument from Motion
  42. Violence in the Bible
  43. What Faith Is and What Faith Isn’t
  44. Why Christians Leave Church
  45. Why Do We Believe in God?
  46. Why I Loved to Listen to Christopher Hitchens
  47. Why Is There So Much Disorder in the Universe?
  48. Why So Many Atheists are on the CNN Belief Blog
  49. Who God Is and Who God Is Not
  50. Zeitgeist The Movie

The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

  1. Can God Be Both One and Many?
  2. Can We Completely Understand the Trinity?
  3. How Can Jesus Be Both God and Human?
  4. How Do We Know We Are Encountering God?
  5. How Does the Church Fit Into and Serve the Trinity?
  6. How Jesus is the Messiah
  7. Is the Truth of the Trinity Found in Scripture?
  8. John Dominic Crossan’s Strange Jesus
  9. So What About God?
  10. The Cross and the Resurrection of Jesus
  11. The Genealogy of Jesus
  12. The God Who Doesn’t Need Us
  13. The Holy Spirit
  14. The Meaning of the Trinity
  15. What Are the Most Common Views of God?
  16. What Images of God Are Present in the New Testament?
  17. What Images of God Are Present in the Old Testament?
  18. What Is the Trinity?
  19. Who Is Jesus?
  20. Who Jesus Truly Is

The Church, Sacraments, Prayer, and Evangelization

  1. A Persecuted Church and Its Heroes
  2. Advice to Priests in an Age of Scandal
  3. Anti-Catholicism
  4. Bishop Barron’s Lecture from Oxford University: “Newman and the New Evangelization”
  5. Bishops, Cardinal George, and Pope Francis
  6. Black Elk and the Need for Catechesis
  7. “Catholicism and Beauty” // 2018 LA Religious Congress Talk
  8. Catholicism Series – Episode 6: The Mystical Union of Christ and the Church
  9. Catholic Seminaries and Evangelization
  10. Catholics Misunderstanding the Eucharist
  11. Christ Calls You To Mission
  12. Confirmation 1
  13. Confirmation 2
  14. Confirmation and Evangelization
  15. Confirmation Names
  16. “Dumbed Down” Catholicism
  17. Effective Evangelization
  18. Eucharistic Adoration
  19. Eucharist Book
  20. Eucharist DVD
  21. Evangelization with the Heart of a Shepherd
  22. Flannery O’Connor and the Eucharist
  23. Fulton Sheen – The Making of a New Evangelist
  24. How to Preach Like an Apostle
  25. How should we address spiritually dry periods?
  26. Israel, the Church, and the Law (Part 1)
  27. Israel, the Church, and the Law (Part 2)
  28. Leaving the Church
  29. New Media and Evangelization
  30. One More Empty Church
  31. Practical Evangelization Tips from Fulton Sheen
  32. Prayer
  33. Seven Great Qualities of a New Evangelist
  34. Silence and the Meaning of the Mass
  35. Social Justice and Evangelization
  36. Spiritual Food
  37. St. Paul’s Masterclass in Evangelization
  38. The Call-and-Response of the Mass
  39. The Church’s One Purpose
  40. The Deep Prayer Life of Fulton Sheen
  41. The Disorienting Quality of Real Prayer
  42. The Holy Spirit in the Life of the Church
  43. The iPhone Confession App and Return to Confession
  44. The Last Acceptable Prejudice
  45. The Lord’s Prayer
  46. The Mass
  47. The Mass (Live Q&A)
  48. The May Magnificat
  49. The Next Generation of the Catholic Commentariat
  50. The New Translation of the Roman Missal
  51. The Prophet Ezekiel and the Sex Abuse Crisis
  52. The Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist
  53. The Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist // Bishop Barron at 2020 Religious Education Congress
  54. The Reform and the Renewal of Theology
  55. The Sacrament of Marriage
  56. The Stations of the Cross with Bishop Barron
  57. The Three Essential Elements of the Church
  58. The Vatican and the New Media
  59. Three Ecclesiastical Lessons from the Quarantine
  60. What Gifts Does God Give the Catholic Church?
  61. What Helps Protestants Convert to Catholicism?
  62. Why Catholics Leave the Church
  63. Why Do I Have to Confess to a Priest?
  64. Women in the Church

The Bible, Theology, Philosophy, and Morality

  1. Abortion and Health Care
  2. Abraham, Isaac, and Christ
  3. Apocalyptic Literature
  4. A Nation Under God; A Nation that Keeps the Sabbath
  5. Being Born Again
  6. Biblical Family Values
  7. Biblical Religion
  8. Bishop Barron on His Theological Path
  9. Blasphemy
  10. Catholic Relics
  11. Christianity and Ethics
  12. C.S. Lewis
  13. Caritas in Veritate
  14. Conscience and Morality
  15. Contraception and Social Change
  16. Daniel Berrigan and Non-Violence
  17. Extreme Demands, Extreme MercyAadditional Commentary
  18. Evangelizing Through Beauty
  19. Evangelizing Through the Good
  20. Faith, Hope, and Love
  21. Gay Marriage and the Breakdown of Moral Argument
  22. God, Equality, and the Founding of America
  23. Grace and Karma
  24. Hans Urs von Balthasar (part 1)Hans Urs von Balthasar (part 2)
  25. Hell
  26. Heroic Materialism
  27. Idolatry
  28. Is Hell Crowded or Empty?
  29. Judgment and the Lord God
  30. King, Aquinas, and our Nation’s Future
  31. Love and Tolerance
  32. Love, Tolerance, and Making Distinctions
  33. Mark’s Gospel and the Victory of God
  34. Marriage and Relationships
  35. Martin Luther
  36. Mercy and the Cross (World Youth Day 2016)
  37. Modernity and Morality
  38. Morality, Character, and Relationships
  39. Nature and Grace
  40. Nature and the Biblical God
  41. Not Doing Evil That Good May Come
  42. On Art and the Glory of God
  43. Original Sin
  44. Pope Benedict and How to Read the Bible
  45. Pope Benedict and the Logic of Gratuity
  46. Pope Benedict as a Witness of God
  47. Pope Francis’ “Amoris Laetitia”
  48. Pope Francis and Catholic Social Teaching
  49. Pope Francis and Mercy
  50. Pope Francis and “The Joy of the Gospel”
  51. Pope Francis and “The Religious Sense”
  52. Pope Francis and Virtue Ethics
  53. Pope Francis’ Encyclical “Laudato Si”
  54. Pope Francis’ Message to Priests
  55. Porn and the Curse of Sexual Freedom
  56. Preaching the Gospel
  57. Protestantism and Authority
  58. Religious Liberty
  59. René Girard
  60. Sex, Love, and God
  61. Sexuality, Sacrifice, and Love
  62. Stephen Colbert and Providence
  63. Taking the Discipline
  64. The 10 Commandments
  65. The Book of Daniel
  66. The Book of Revelation
  67. The Buffered Self
  68. The Call of Justice: Bishop Barron’s Talk at the Library of Congress
  69. The Council of Trent
  70. The Devil
  71. The Development of Doctrine
  72. The Fall
  73. The Hookup Culture
  74. The Legacy of Cardinal Francis George
  75. The Limits of Tolerance
  76. The Nativity of Luke’s Gospel
  77. The One Who Is; The One Who Gives: Aquinas, Derrida and the Dilemma of the Divine Generosity
  78. The Parable of the Talents
  79. The Parable of the Wedding Banquet
  80. The Power of the Cross
  81. The Republican and Democratic Conventions
  82. The Resurrection of Jesus 1
  83. The Resurrection of Jesus 2
  84. The “Waze” of Providence
  85. The Woman at the Well
  86. Theology and the New Media
  87. Thomas Merton, Spiritual Master
  88. Violence in the Bible
  89. What Faith Is and What Faith Isn’t
  90. What is Natural Law?
  91. What is the Kingdom of God?
  92. What You Believe Makes a Difference
  93. Why Being Good Is Not Enough
  94. Why It Matters that Our Democracy Trusts in God
  95. Why It’s Okay to be Against Heresy
  96. Why the Ascension of the Lord Matters
  97. Wise Words from Pope Benedict

Vatican II

  1. Pope Francis and Vatican II (2020 Napa Institute Keynote)
  2. The Greatest Meeting of All Time
  3. The Meaning of Vatican II
  4. Understanding the Post-Vatican II Church
  5. Vatican II and the Power of the Laity
  6. Vatican II: Did You Ever Meet Pope John Paul II?
  7. Vatican II: How Do We Best Understand St. Thomas Aquinas?
  8. Vatican II: How Does Vatican II Inform Your Mission?
  9. Vatican II: How Have Catholic Extremists Missed the Point of Vatican II?
  10. Vatican II: Most Influential Figure of Vatican II Besides Those at the Council?
  11. Vatican II: Should Bishops Allow Priests to Offer Mass in Latin?
  12. Vatican II: What Can the Church Learn from Secular Culture?
  13. Vatican II: What Does Vatican II Say About the Mass?
  14. Vatican II: What Is Your Opinion on the Traditional Latin Mass?
  15. Vatican II: What Is Your Opinion on Catholic Traditionalism?
  16. Vatican II: What Was the Actual Purpose of Vatican II?
  17. Vatican II: What Went Wrong After Vatican II?

The Priesthood and Vocations

  1. A Great Time to Be a Priest
  2. Being a Priest Today
  3. Bishop Barron Goes to Baby Bishop School
  4. David and Spirituality of the Priesthood (Part 1)
  5. David and Spirituality of the Priesthood (Part 2)
  6. Heroic Priesthood
  7. How Should I Discern the Priesthood?
  8. Inside the Life of a Priest: Clerically Speaking Podcast (Part 1)
  9. Overcoming Extremism in the Church: Clerically Speaking Podcast (Part 2)
  10. Mundelein Seminary: The Calling
  11. Priestly Celibacy

The Saints

  1. A Tale of Two Skulls
  2. All Saints Day
  3. Having a “Personal Relationship” with Jesus
  4. Mary and the May Magnificat
  5. Mother Teresa and Her Sisters
  6. Mother Teresa of Calcutta
  7. Mundelein Seminary Presents: Blessed John Paul II
  8. Mundelein Seminary Presents: Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati
  9. Mundelein Seminary Presents: Our Lady of Guadalupe
  10. Mundelein Seminary Presents: St. Thomas Aquinas
  11. Pier Giorgio Frassati
  12. Procession for Our Lady of Guadalupe
  13. Satellites and Praying to the Saints
  14. St. Catherine of Siena: Mystic of Fire, Preacher of Freedom
  15. St. Charles Lwanga
  16. St. John Henry Newman: Beyond the Left and the Right
  17. St. John Paul II’s “Lessons in Hope”
  18. St. Katharine Drexel, the Pope, and Personal Action
  19. St. Patrick and St. Joseph
  20. St. Paul and the Mission of the Church
  21. St. Peter and St. Paul
  22. St. Therese of Lisieux
  23. St. Thomas Aquinas
  24. St. Thomas More and the Bishop of Rome
  25. The Calling of the Disciples
  26. The Canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II
  27. The Canonization of St. John Henry Newman
  28. The Canonization of Junípero Serra
  29. The Cave-Dwelling Kid Who Changed the World
  30. The Indecipherable Writing of St. Thomas Aquinas
  31. The Queenship of Mary
  32. Two Radical, Converted Disciples
  33. Which saint biographies do you recommend?, Link for: Louis de Wohl novels
  34. Why Are Some Saints Called Doctors of the Church?
  35. Why Pope John XXIII is a Saint
  36. Why Pray to the Saints?

Holidays, Holy Days, and Seasons of the Church

  1. Advent: Dreaming Big
  2. Advent: God’s Holy Mountain
  3. Bishop Barron’s Easter Homily 4/23/19
  4. Bishop Barron’s Homily for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
  5. Christmas (1)
  6. Christmas (2)
  7. Christmas Message
  8. Lent
  9. Loving an Enemy This Lent
  10. New Year’s Resolutions
  11. Palm Sunday
  12. The Advent Revolution
  13. The Best Thing You Can Do in the Year of Mercy
  14. The Fourth of July
  15. The Meaning of Easter
  16. The Spirituality of Advent
  17. This Isn’t the Sentimental Christmas Story You’ve Heard…
  18. Tre Ore – The Last Seven Words of Christ
  19. What’s Unique about Advent?


  1. A Tour of Bishop Barron’s Chapel
  2. Ambassador Program Invitation
  3. An Evening with Dr. William Lane Craig
  4. Bishop Barron’s Coat of Arms
  5. Bishop Barron Speaks at His High School
  6. Feeling Unworthy
  7. Fr. Barron’s Five Favorite Books
  8. Hospitalland
  9. Looking at the Dome of St. Peter’s
  10. Spiritual Lesson While Hunkering Down
  11. Thank you for 10 million views on YouTube!
  12. The Basilica of St. John Lateran
  13. The Colosseum
  14. The Danger of Turning Religion Into a “Toy”
  15. Word on Fire in Mexico: At Our Lady of Guadalupe
  16. Word on Fire in Mexico: Day 1
  17. Word on Fire in Mexico: Greetings in Spanish

The Catholicism Project and Other Word on Fire Productions

  1. An Epic TV & DVD Series, Book & Study Program
  2. Archbishop Timothy Dolan
  3. At the Isenheim Crucifixion by Grünewald
  4. At the Prado in Madrid
  5. At the Tomb of St. John of the Cross
  6. Background on the Project
  7. Bishop Barron and John Allen Jr. // Discussion at 2020 L.A. Religious Education Congress
  8. Cardinal George Blesses the Word on Fire Headquarters
  9. Catholicism Series – Episode 6: The Mystical Union of Christ and the Church
  10. Catholicism Series Trailer 1Catholicism Series Trailer 2
  11. Catholicism Week – Reflections and Stories
  12. David the King
  13. David the King – Testimonials
  14. David the King – Trailer
  15. Filming on the Edge of the World
  16. Golfer Chip Beck
  17. In Avila, Spain
  18. In Chartes, France
  19. In Cologne, Germany
  20. In Jerusalem
  21. In Lisieux, France
  22. In New York City
  23. In Orvieto, Italy
  24. In Paris, France (Part 1), In Paris, France (Part 2)
  25. Inspirational CD Set
  26. Introducing the New
  27. Missionary Journey to Ireland
  28. Missionary Journey to Scotland
  29. Priest, Prophet, King DVD trailer
  30. Priest, Prophet, King Promo
  31. Priest, Prophet, King Sample – Lesson 1
  32. Promo Spot
  33. Reaction to the Private Screening of Episode One
  34. Reflection on 10 Years of “Catholicism”
  35. Roundtable Discussion
  36. Series Highlights
  37. Talking to Cardinal Foley
  38. The 8 Principles of Word on Fire
  39. The Chicago Premiere
  40. The Mystery of God sample (lesson 1)
  41. The Mystery of God trailer
  42. The Notre Dame Rose Window
  43. The Pivotal Players: Avignon
  44. The Pivotal Players: Introduction
  45. The Pivotal Players: Monte Cassino
  46. The Pivotal Players: On the Train
  47. The Pivotal Players: Palace of the Popes
  48. The Pivotal Players: Paris
  49. The Pivotal Players: Siena
  50. The Pivotal Players: St. Catherine of Siena
  51. The Pivotal Players: St. Thomas Aquinas
  52. The Pivotal Players Trailer
  53. Update from Rome
  54. Where One Saint Baptized Another
  55. Word on Fire – Testimony

Podcast Video Episodes (in order of release date)

  1. The Word on Fire Institute
  2. Is Stephen Hawking Right About God?
  3. Listener Q&A (November 2018)
  4. The Advent Revolution
  5. The Greatest Woman Ever
  6. How to Have a Religious Argument
  7. Understanding the Incarnation
  8. A Bishop’s Guide to Social Media
  9. What People Believe About Jesus
  10. The Return of Paganism
  11. The Gospel of Saint You
  12. How to Avoid Scapegoating on Social Media
  13. Jordan Peterson’s Next Step
  14. The Metaphysics of Prayer
  15. The Future of the Word on Fire Show
  16. Kids Q&A (April 2019)
  17. Thoughts on the Jordan Peterson Interview
  18. Bishop Barron’s New Book on the Sexual Abuse Crisis
  19. Priests, Confession, and Prison
  20. J.R.R. Tolkien, Master Evangelist
  21. What Was the Enlightenment?
  22. Non-Catholic Q&A (June 2019)
  23. Re-Judaizing Catholicism
  24. Myths About the Catholic Church
  25. Signs of Hope with the “Nones”
  26. The Ad Extra Strategy
  27. On the Road with Bartolomé de las Casas
  28. Googling God
  29. Karl Marx and Millenials
  30. The Eucharist Problem
  31. What Makes Us Happy?
  32. Kids Q&A (September 2019)
  33. Does Free Will Exist
  34. What Unbelievers Asked on Reddit
  35. Q&A on St. John Henry Newman’s Life, Theology, and Books (from Oxford, England)
  36. Saints and Smartphones
  37. Joe Rogan, Richard Dawkins, and God (Part 1 of 2)
  38. Outgrowing Atheism (Part 2 of 2)
  39. How to Discern the Spirits
  40. Listener Q&A w/ Bishop Barron (November 2019)
  41. Christ the King
  42. 5 Ways to Draw Young People Back to God
  43. Church Fathers (Part 1 of 3)
  44. Church Fathers (Part 2 of 3)
  45. Church Fathers (Part 3 of 3)
  46. International Q&A (February 2020)
  47. The Intellectual Life
  48. Stoicism and Christianity
  49. Entering the Desert of Lent
  50. When Church Leaders Fail
  51. Gnosticism, the Enduring Heresy
  52. Non-Catholic Q&A (March 2020)
  53. The Quest for the Historical Jesus
  54. Is the Nuclear Family a Mistake?
  55. Understanding the Holy Spirit
  56. Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?
  57. The Cataclysm Sentence
  58. How to Disagree Well
  59. Kids Q&A w/ Bishop Barron (June 2020)
  60. The Story of Salvation
  61. Distraction and Useless Things
  62. International Q&A w/ Bishop Barron (July 2020)
  63. When a Christian Rock Singer Stops Believing in God
  64. Bishop Barron’s New Book – “Renewing Our Hope: Essays for the New Evangelization”
  65. Conspiracy Theories, the Virgin Mary, and the Word on Fire Institute
  66. Catholic Morality 101
  67. Non-Catholic Q&A w/ Bishop Barron (August 2020)
  68. Creating Atheists


The story behind the picture above:
Back in 2013 the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis had a big event called “Catholic Celebration”. Bishop Barron was invited to be the keynote speaker and, as someone with a personal connection to Bishop Barron (he was my professor of Political and Social Philosophy while I was discerning the priesthood at Mundelein Seminary way back in ’04-’05) I was asked to help track down Bishop Barron at the airport so he could hop in the getaway car and get right to the event (Bishop Barron’s flight was delayed and he almost missed his keynote presentation!). To help Bishop Barron find me I told him I would be wearing a giant foam cowboy hat (instead of holding a sign like most people do). Well, the cowboy hat definitely worked as Bishop Barron spotted me right away and responded with a huge smile and a hearty chuckle. 😀

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