Bishop Barron reflects on 2018...

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January

Conversation with William Lane Craig

On the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Bishop Barron joined renowned Protestant apologist William Lane Craig to discuss theology and evangelization.

Word on Fire Engage

In partnership with Flocknote, we launched Word on Fire Engage, an innovative new platform to help parishes evangelize everyone in their parish--even those who don't attend Mass, through emails, text messages, and short video mini-courses.

MARCH

Culture of Formation Conference at Notre Dame

Bishop Barron speaks about "Looking for the Nones" at a conference hosted by Notre Dame's
McGrath Institute for Church Life.

MAY

MAY

Talk at Google HQ

The staff at Google's headquarters invites Bishop Barron to give an address entitled, "Religion and the Opening Up of the Mind." It's viewed over 130,00 times on YouTube.

JUNE

Release of "The Mass"

Filmed in Santa Barbara, Bishop Barron’s pastoral region, “The Mass” video and study program was officially released on the Word on Fire Digital platform.

JULY

"Pivotal Players" Filming

The Word on Fire Production crew embarked on a 2-week journey that spanned New York, Washington DC, Georgia, and Illinois to film the latest episodes of the CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players documentary series on these two influential Catholic figures.

AUGUST

"CATHOLICISM" Series 10th Anniversary Screening Event

The epic 10-episode CATHOLICISM series aired free for a week on the Word on Fire Digital platform to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

Word on Fire Priest Conference

The Word on Fire Institute hosted its inaugural conference. 300 priests from across the country gathered in Huntington Beach, CA, for a three-day retreat full of inspirational lectures on preaching, prayer, and fellowship.

World Meeting of Families (Ireland)

Bishop Barron offered the keynote address at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin, Ireland.

SEPTEMBER

Scotland + England Missionary Journeys

Word on Fire produced a short video series documenting Bishop Barron’s visit to Scotland and England. The journey included Bishop Barron’s lecture before a packed house at the iconic Usher Hall in Edinburgh, Scotland, and two keynote addresses at the Adoremus Eucharistic Congress in Liverpool, England.

1st Catholic Bishop to do Reddit #AMA

Bishop Barron ventured into new territory by becoming the first Catholic Bishop to answer unfiltered questions on one of the popular “Ask Me Anything” forums hosted by Reddit, the fifth-most-visited website on the Internet.

OCTOBER

OCTOBER

Word on Fire Institute Launch

The Word on Fire Institute, an innovative new platform, launched to great enthusiasm. Thousands of members joined within the first month to be formed in the ethos of Word on Fire, so that they may become more effective evangelists.

Word From Rome - 2018 Synod

Bishop Barron was among a handful of American prelates invited to participate in the 2018 Synod on “Young People, The Faith, and Vocational Discernment.” Word on Fire was there in Rome to cover the event and offer insightful commentary on some of the most significant sites in the Eternal City. We produced 44 videos in 26 days.

Release of St. Augustine + St. Benedict "Pivotal Players" Episodes

The latest installment of CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players is finally here! Bishop Barron offers a look at the lives and major contributions of the critically important figures: St. Augustine of Hippo and St. Benedict of Nursia.

DECEMBER

"Arguing Religion" Book Published

Bishop Barron's new book, based on his talks at the headquarters of Facebook and Google, explores how we can have more charitable, fruitful religious discussions.

A Year in Videos

Launch of the Word on Fire Institute

Release of
The PIVOTAL PLAYERS: ST. AUGUSTINE & St. Benedict

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