Bishop Robert Barron

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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


‘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

U.S. Capitol, Senate side, public domain.

Federal same-sex marriage bill still needs religious freedom fixes, bishops say

Nov 23, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

A pending same-sex marriage bill would "betray our country’s commitment to the fundamental right of religious liberty,” Cardinal Timothy Dolan... Read more

Bishop Robert Barron at Calvary Cemetery in Rochester, Minnesota, where he led a reconsecration rite on Nov. 11, 2022.

Bishop Barron reconsecrates cemetery vandalized on Halloween

Nov 17, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

One or more vandals defaced Calvary Cemetery with obscene and satanic graffiti. Read more

One or more vandals desecrated a Catholic cemetery in Rochester, Minnesota, on Oct. 31, 2022, Halloween night.

Bishop Barron, expressing ‘outrage,’ vows to reconsecrate vandalized cemetery

Nov 3, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

One or more vandals left behind vulgar messages and the words “In Satan we trust” at the diocesan Calvary Cemetery... Read more

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

Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron of Los Angeles, at the Vatican Press Office on Oct. 12, 2018.

Bishop Barron: Election of atheist as Harvard chaplain president ‘complete and abject surrender’

Sep 1, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Bishop Barron said on Tuesday that the Harvard University chaplains made a “complete and abject surrender” by electing an atheist... Read more

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

Bishop Barron: I balk at Democratic Party's 'extreme position' on abortion

Jul 1, 2021

By Katie Yoder

In a video message Bishop Barron is calling out pro-abortion politicians for refusing to “dialogue” about abortion – or support... Read more

Bishop Robert Barron responds to a question at a press conference.

Bishop Barron: True dialogue impossible if Catholic Dems won’t protect babies who survive abortion

Jun 29, 2021

By CNA Staff

Bishop Robert Barron called out Catholic Democratic lawmakers and others for claiming dialogue with the US Bishops over abortion and... Read more

St. Junipero Serra. public domain.

Bishop Barron defends Junipero Serra: Evangelization is not ‘cultural aggression’

Aug 30, 2020

Bishop Robert Barron this week delivered a homily in support of St. Junipero Serra, an 18th century Franciscan missionary whose... Read more

Bishop Robert Barron. CNA file photo.

Are Catholic flame wars evangelizing online? Bishop Barron says ‘no’ 

Jul 8, 2020

A California bishop challenged Catholics online to “cut it out” and better represent their Christian faith through their social media... Read more

Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron of Los Angeles, at the Vatican Press Office on Oct. 12, 2018.

Bishop Barron floats 'online mandatum' for Catholic teachers

Jan 29, 2020

Bishop Robert Barron has said that bishops should consider an official designation for Catholic teachers on social media. Bishop Barron... Read more

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

Bishop Barron on how to reach out to the 'nones'

Nov 12, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

Bishop Robert Barron, auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles and chairman of the US bishop' committee on evangelization, on Monday outlined... Read more

Bishop Robert Barron at the Library of Congress.

Bishop Barron goes to Washington

Oct 30, 2019

By Matt Hadro

Lawmakers must rediscover their call by God to pursue justice, Bishop Robert Barron told members of Congress and staff on... Read more

Bishop Robert Barron. Courtesy of DeChant-Hughes Public Relations.

It's time to fight for holiness, Bishop Barron tells 2019 Catholic grads

May 15, 2019

Contemporary America is “mission territory,” and young Catholics must step up to respond to the twin crises of Church corruption... Read more

Bishop Robert Barron.

Bishop Barron: Proclaim the Gospel more boldly in times of crisis

Mar 7, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Bishop Robert Barron said Thursday that rather than becoming hesitant in sharing the Gospel, the Catholic Church should proclaim the... Read more

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

Bishop Barron gives insight into youth synod process

Oct 9, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

From his perspective inside the Vatican’s youth synod, Bishop Robert Barron, auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles, told CNA that participating... Read more