Airwaves to be set on FIRE in October


Fr. Robert Barron


In a bold move to reach Catholics and those searching for Christ in their lives, Father Robert Barron begins broadcasting a weekly national television program on October 3rd. “Word on Fire with Father Barron” will appear on WGN America Sundays at 8:30 am Central.  

“Now is the time to reach out to Catholics and others who are searching for meaning in their lives or who have left the Church because they are disillusioned,” says Father Barron, a prominent theologian, author, and Archdiocesan priest of Chicago since 1986. “In each episode, our mission will be to encourage believers and bring the transformative power of the Gospel to the culture.”  

This is a groundbreaking broadcast. Fr. Barron will become the first priest since Archbishop Fulton Sheen in the 1950s to have a regular, national program on a commercial television network. Barron is a professor at University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary and is one of the worlds most innovative teachers of Catholicism. His global media ministry called “Word on Fire” has a simple but revolutionary mission – to educate and engage the culture.  

For the past two years, Barron has been producing a ten-part documentary series called “Catholicism”, journeying to 16 countries to tell the story of the Church. The release is set for next year, but Father Barron will preview some highlights of the series in his weekly broadcasts.  

“The faith of the Church is our strength,” says Barron. “Our program will strive to show viewers the richness of the Catholic faith and how it is a treasure to be shared now and with future generations. The faith imbues our life with meaning and imparts to all a renewed sense of purpose.”  

Please tune in to WGN America nationally on Sunday, October 3 at 8:30 am for “Word on Fire with Father Robert Barron” (the WGN Chicago broadcast airs at 9:30 am central). Funds for the program have been raised through private donations.  

via Fr. Robert Barrons Word On Fire – Fr. Barron to launch nationally televised program in October.  

It’s time to queue up the DVR and witness history in the making. This is way different from EWTN or any of the other Catholic media outlets because it is the return of truly Catholic voice to the mainstream primetime television. The advent of this could not have been achieved without pioneers such as Archbishop Sheen and Mother Angelica and of course Jesus, Mary and Joseph (or JMJ as Sheen used to write on his chalk board).  

Providentially enough this program is set to launch during the month of the Holy Rosary, October. As such I propose that everyone take the time to dedicate the time to pray the Rosary for the success of this program.  

Furthermore, I would ask that we pray for Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s intercession as well.  

May the Gospel Truth about Christ and His Church be proclaimed! Bravo and God bless you Father Barron.  


Fulton J. Sheen, Roman Catholic Bishop and first televangelist. Image via Wikipedia.


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