Robert Barron | – Pivotal Players: St. Ignatius of Loyola and Bartolomé de las Casas Trailer

Friends, I’m pleased to officially announce my final two “Pivotal Players” films, “St. Ignatius: The Founder” and “Bartolomé de las Casas: The Activist.”

Get these two new feature-length films for free when you purchase my newest book, “The Pivotal Players: 12 Heroes Who Shaped the Church and Changed the World,” here: [support us]

In two thousand years, the Catholic Church has yielded countless saints, artists, mystics, and scholars.

But among them are figures that are truly pivotal—men and women who not only shaped the life of the Church but changed the course of civilization.

In this vibrant new book based on my multi-part film series “CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players,” I draw readers into the life and work of twelve Pivotal Players—from great saints such as St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas to literary masters such as G.K. Chesterton and Flannery O’Connor—who personally demonstrated the dynamics of the Christian faith in their distinct time and place.

These stories capture both the great variety of personalities and vocations in the Catholic Church and the harmonies between them, all oriented to the Church’s ultimate purpose: to be salt and light for all the nations.

Elegantly designed with full-color images and photography, “The Pivotal Players” book is a unique journey into the truth and beauty of Catholicism as exemplified in the concrete lives of some of its most fascinating figures.

To learn more about this beautiful new book, and to watch my new feature-length “Pivotal Players” films “St. Ignatius: The Founder” and “Bartolomé de las Casas: The Activist,” visit [support us]

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Bishop Robert Barron These are brief and insightful commentaries on faith and culture by Catholic theologian and author Bishop Robert Barron. The videos complement his weekly sermons posted and podcasted at

Comment (17)

  1. Can't wait to watch, but need to offer a correction to the title of this video. Bartolomé de las Casas has a cause ongoing and is a Servant of God, but is not yet considered a saint by the Catholic Church. He has not been canonized.

  2. An epitome of spiritual holiness, Thanks to Bishop Barron and the Word on Fire ministry for highlighting a remarkable contribution to God's spiritual existence. Like In the words of St. Ignatius of Loyola 'Happiness does not come from the number of things we have,but from how much do we love God and others."

  3. I have just completed my school history coursework which was about Bartolome de Las Casas. If only this film series was available last year. It seems like a fantastic series Bishop.

  4. yes thanks much BB, but exactly where can we watch these films? Also, pl. do not forget St. Peter Claver, a very brave missionary who through his example practically single-handedly took on the racial prejudices of his age, especially in the Spanish empire

  5. So Your Grace, what do you think about the Church's newest Blessed (& possibly future Saint), this weekend? He was only 15 years old, when he passed away. His name was Carlo Acutis. Do you think you can do a video on him? Thank you in advance. 🙂