Bishop Barbarito's Newspaper Columns


Bishop Barbarito's Homily on the Priestly Ordination - May 2013

Priesthood Ordination of   Deacon Michael Cairnes  Deacon Pierre-Soul Estefont Deacon Dennis Gonzales Deacon Chamindra Williams   Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola May 4, 2013   I Will Be With You Always       Our Diocese is blessed today by

Living the Truth in Love: Mary – The Guardian of Faith

The month of May is already upon us.  May is a special month bringing with it many significant occasions such as weddings, first Communions, Confirmations, Ordinations and graduations.  It truly is a month of family celebrations and a reminder of the goodness and joys of life.  It

Living the Truth in Love: Our Journey Through Easter

As Pope Francis appeared for the first time after his election as the supreme shepherd of the Church he spoke of beginning a journey.  He reminded us that we are all on a journey which entails bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to all people.  In his homily to the Cardinals the next

Living the Truth in Love: Down to Earth – Up to Heaven

Homily - Chrism Mass Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola Tuesday, March 26, 2013   This certainly has been an eventful Lent.  From the Monday before Ash Wednesday when Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation, through the conclave to elect his successor, and from the

Living the Truth in Love: Holy Week and the Mystery of the Cross

  We began Lent on Ash Wednesday by being signed with the Cross on our foreheads. That sign was placed before us to signify that the Cross of Christ was to be uppermost on our minds during this season of Lent.  As we now come to Holy Week, we reflect upon the Cross in a most

Living the Truth in Love: Leadership Summit on Catholic Schools

February 19, 20 and 21, were graced days for the Diocese of Palm Beach.  Our Leadership Summit on Catholic Schools was held to begin a plan to formulate a vision for Catholic education within our Diocese.  This vision includes the setting of goals and objectives to be implemented within

Believe by Believing – Love by Loving- Hope by Hoping

Remember That You are Dust

Living the Truth in Love: Blessed are the Peacemakers

During the Christmas season we have all sent and received many wishes for peace on earth and goodwill towards all. We have celebrated the coming of Christ, the Prince of Peace, into our world and into our lives. As we begin the New Year, we realize that the gift of peace is one so much needed