Bishop Robert Barron

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Pilgrims kneel in adoration at a World Youth Day event in Lisbon, Portugal, Aug. 2, 2023. The event was hosted by the U.S. bishops’ conference and featured a talk by Bishop Robert Barron culminating in a eucharistic procession and Holy Hour.

U.S. bishops approve plan for youth, young adult ministry

Jun 19, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

Bishop Robert Barron said he hopes the document creates “another watershed moment” like World Youth Day in Denver. Read more

Bill Maher and Bishop Robert Barron.

Bishop Barron: Anti-religion Bill Maher has ‘become an ally’

May 29, 2024

By Daniel Payne

In recent years, Bishop Robert Barron noted, the comedian has pivoted away from criticism of religion and more toward criticism... Read more

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis in early May urged Catholics to join a rally to oppose the “Equal Rights Amendment” (ERA) at the state capitol in St. Paul. The proposal “fails to protect Minnesotans from discrimination based on religion, could constitutionally mandate legal abortion up to the moment of birth, and promotes harmful gender ideology,” the archdiocese said.

‘Equal Rights Amendment’ that could have expanded abortion fails in Minnesota

May 21, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis had in early May urged Catholics to join a rally to oppose the... Read more

Gloria Purvis, Cardinal Robert McElroy, Bishop Daniel Flores, and Bishop Robert Barron discuss polarization in the Catholic Church during a panel discussion hosted by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Catholic Charities USA, Glenmary Home Missioners, and the Jesuit Conference on May 14, 2024.

Catholic bishops warn of polarization in Church, urge more dialogue 

May 15, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

“Politics is almost a religion and sometimes it’s a sport, [but] it’s not supposed to be either,” Bishop Daniel Flores... Read more

In addition to the spiritual maladies of the times, Bishop Robert Barron says he also sees opportunities for both evangelization and renewal in the Church.

Satisfying the ‘hungry heart’: an interview with Bishop Barron 

Bishop Robert Barron provides both diagnoses of and prescriptions for the most pervasive spiritual maladies of our times. Read more

Bishop Robert Barron, founder of Word on Fire, which announced on March 13, 2024, that its institute will partner with the University of St. Thomas, Houston, to launch a master’s program in evangelization and culture this summer.

Word on Fire to launch master’s program in evangelization with St. Thomas-Houston

Mar 15, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

Word on Fire and the University of St. Thomas, Houston, announced Wednesday that they are launching a master’s program in... Read more

Bishop Robert Barron speaks to EWTN's Colm Flynn about evangelizing the culture today. October 2023.

Bishop Barron leads prayer vigil at Planned Parenthood, calls for end to ‘culture of death’

Mar 1, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The well-known prelate said the vigil was to “pray for the conversion of hearts and minds to protect the most... Read more

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How the U.S. bishops are reaching non-Catholics on issues of marriage and sexuality 

Mar 1, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

The Love Means More (LMM) initiative is meant to reflect the foundational principles of the Catholic understanding of love in... Read more

Bishop Robert Barron.

Bishop Barron: Surrogacy results in ‘commercialization of women and children’

Jan 11, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

Bishop Robert Barron’s statement follows the pope’s speech to the ambassadors to the Vatican in which he called for a... Read more

Bishop Robert Barron speaks to EWTN's Colm Flynn about evangelizing the culture today in October 2023.

Bishop Barron: Assisted suicide can never be morally sanctioned

Jan 8, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

Winona-Rochester Bishop Robert Barron is urging Catholics to oppose an effort to make assisted suicide legal in Minnesota. Read more

Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller, Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo, and Bishop Robert Barron.

More bishops voice criticism — and support — for Vatican document on blessing same-sex couples

Dec 21, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Some bishops, including Cardinal Gerhard Müller and several bishops in Africa, have firmly denounced the Vatican’s document. Read more

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

Bishop Barron in ‘frank disagreement’ with Synod on Synodality’s report on ‘development of moral teaching’

Nov 24, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Bishop Robert Barron was not the only bishop to highlight the Synod on Synodality’s discussion of the relationship between “love... Read more

Bishop Robert Barron speaks to EWTN's Colm Flynn about evangelizing the culture today. October 2023.

Bishop Barron: Church should engage culture with more ‘energy, panache, and confidence’

Oct 26, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Bishop Robert Barron said he regrets the Catholic Church’s “hand-wringing” in recent decades over how to share the Christian message... Read more

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U.S. bishops launch mental health campaign with special novena, discussions

Oct 10, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The National Catholic Mental Health Campaign will begin Oct. 10, World Mental Health Day, with a Novena for Mental Health,... Read more

Bishop Robert Barron speaks to tens of thousands of young people at a World Youth Day gathering in Lisbon, Portugal, Aug. 2, 2023.

Bishop Barron: As I leave for the Synod on Synodality

Oct 3, 2023

By Bishop Robert Barron

Bishop Robert Barron wrote a message to his flock before leaving for Rome for the Synod on Synodality, which will... Read more

Winona-Rochester Bishop Robert Barron, with Deacon Tim O'Donnell to his left, answers questions from the crowd following his lecture "The Catholic Intellectual Tradition" on Harvard University's campus on Sept. 17, 2023.

Bishop Robert Barron speaks at Harvard University: ‘The glory of God is man fully alive!’

Sep 18, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The founder of Word on Fire told the gathering on Harvard’s campus “the world is most itself when it has... Read more

Bishop Robert Barron speaks to tens of thousands of young people at a World Youth Day gathering in Lisbon, Portugal, Aug. 2, 2023. The event, hosted by the U.S. bishops’ conference, culminated in a eucharistic procession and Holy Hour.

Word on Fire’s Bishop Barron: ‘We’ve dumbed down the faith too much for too long’

Aug 16, 2023

By Buchi Akpati

The bishop of the Winona-Rochester Diocese told EWTN Vatican’s Colm Flynn in Lisbon, Portugal, that young people “want something clear.” Read more

Bishop Robert Barron speaks to tens of thousands of young people at a World Youth Day gathering in Lisbon, Portugal, Aug. 2, 2023. The event, hosted by the U.S. bishops’ conference, culminated in a eucharistic procession and Holy Hour.

‘Preach the real Christ,’ Bishop Barron tells thousands of U.S. youth at WYD

Aug 3, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

In his speech, Bishop Robert Barron emphasized that every person has a unique mission from God and that money or... Read more

Priest celebrating the traditional Latin Mass at the church of St Pancratius, Rome

Bishop Barron: Latin Mass is here to stay, but new locations to be chosen

Feb 14, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

“Bishop Robert Barron ... has no intention of eliminating the celebration of the Mass in this form in the Diocese... Read more

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‘Gravely disappointed’: U.S. bishops respond to passage of the same-sex marriage act

Dec 1, 2022

By Peter Pinedo

Bishop Robert Barron authored a statement urging members of Congress to reject the “misnamed” Respect for Marriage Act passed by... Read more