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Episcopal Installation of Bishop Robert Barron as the Ninth Bishop of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester

Word on Fire’s Robert Barron installed as bishop of Rochester, Minnesota

Jul 29, 2022

By Edie Heipel

Barron is returning to the Midwest after almost seven years as auxiliary bishop in Santa Barbara. Read more

Bishop Robert Barron. Photo courtesy of DeChant-Hughes Public Relations.

Here's what Bishop Barron said about his future with Word on Fire

Jun 3, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

A new job for its founder, and controversy over its workplace culture, raise questions about the future of the Catholic... Read more

Bishop Robert Barron speaks at the Holy SeePress Office, Oct. 12, 2018.

Bishop Barron expresses 'great gratitude' for his appointment to Winona-Rochester

Jun 2, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

In a Thursday press conference, Bishop Robert Barron, newly appointed to the Diocese of Winona-Rochester, said he got on his... Read more

Bishop Robert Barron. Photo courtesy of DeChant-Hughes Public Relations.

Pope Francis appoints Bishop Barron to lead Minnesota diocese

Jun 2, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Barron, who runs the Catholic media apostolate Word on Fire, has served as an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of... Read more

Word on Fire Bible. Photo courtesy of Word on Fire.

‘A Cathedral in print’: Word on Fire Bible combines scripture, commentary, sacred art

Oct 15, 2020

By Mary Farrow

Michael Stevens and Nicolas Fredrickson are good friends who meet weekly for Bible study.  Read more

Bishop Robert Barron speaks during the Word on Fire Conference in Huntington Beach, Calif., August 2018. Photo courtesy of Word on Fire.

Priests call Word on Fire conference a consoling encounter with scripture

Aug 23, 2018

By Carl Bunderson

Returning from Bishop Robert Barron's conference held this week on preaching, several priests said the experience was a grace-filled time... Read more

Father Robert Barron, Msgr. Joseph V. Brennan and Msgr. David G. O'Connell on July 21, 2015.

LA gets three new auxiliary bishops, including Fr. Robert Barron

Jul 21, 2015

By Ann Schneible

Known for his online videos which tackle everything from the saints, to the “new atheism,” to the latest blockbuster film,... Read more