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Fr. Robert Barron is an acclaimed author, speaker, and theologian. He is the Francis Cardinal George Professor of Faith and Culture at Mundelein Seminary near Chicago and also is the founder of Word On Fire.
Word On Fire programs are broadcast regularly on WGN America, Relevant Radio, CatholicTV, EWTN, the popular Word on Fire YouTube Channel, and the Word on Fire website, which offers daily blogs, articles, commentaries, and over ten years of weekly sermon podcasts. In 2010, Fr. Barron was the first priest to have a national show on a secular television network since the 1950s.
Fr. Barron is also the creator and host of CATHOLICISM, a groundbreaking ten-part documentary series and study program about the Catholic faith.
Fr. Barron received his Masters Degree in Philosophy from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. in 1982 and his doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Institut Catholique, in France in 1992. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1986 and has been a professor of systematic theology at the nation's largest Catholic seminary, the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary since 1992. He was visiting professor at the University of Notre Dame in 2002 and at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in 2007. He has also served twice as scholar in residence at the Pontifical North American College at the Vatican.
In addition, Fr. Barron lectures extensively in the United States and abroad. Cardinal George calls Fr. Barron “one of the Church’s best messengers."
Fr. Barron was baptized at Queen of All Saints Basilica in Chicago and grew up at St. John of the Cross parish in Western Springs, Illinois.