Bishop Barbarito's Newspaper Columns


Living the Truth in Love: Let What You Do Come From the Heart, a Homily for Diaconate Ordination

Homily for Diaconate Ordination September 7, 2013   My brothers, Dennis, Pete, Juan and Henry, today is a significant day for you, your families and for all of us in the Diocese of Palm Beach.  After many years of discernment, prayer and study, you are to be ordained as deacons for

Living the Truth in Love: Knock at the Door of Mary’s House

This month of August we will be celebrating two significant feasts in honor of of our Blessed Mother, Mary. Both of them are reminders of the ultimate goal which is all of ours -- heaven. Both also remind us of the qualities of life through which Mary reached this goal in a perfect manner.  August

Living the Truth in Love: The Angelus

Every Sunday at noon, Roman time, thousands of people gather in St. Peter's Square to pray the Angelus with the Pope.  On this occasion, the Pope greets the people and pilgrims who have come and imparts a blessing and simple message to them.  This wonderful tradition has been an occasion for people

Living the Truth in Love: Freedom and the Precious Blood of Christ

We conclude our commemoration this year of the Fortnight for Freedom as we celebrate the foundational feast of our great nation, the Fourth of July.  During the Fortnight for Freedom we have prayed in a singular manner for our nation founded upon the right of all men and women to practice their

Living the Truth in Love: St. Thomas More and the Fortnight for Freedom

In my previous column I reflected upon a great saint whose feast we celebrate during the month of June - St. Anthony of Padua. During this month, on June 22, we also celebrate another great saint in the life of the Church - St. Thomas More. St. Anthony and St. Thomas More lived at different

Living the Truth in Love: St. Anthony – Son of St. Francis

Pope Francis has brought a great deal of attention to the saint from whom he has taken his name as shepherd of the universal Church. St. Francis of Assisi is well known for his deep spirituality which was able to see God in creation and in the poor. Francis of Assisi has always been one of the

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