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Living the Truth in Love: An Invitation to Hope and to Heal

At the request of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, Pope Francis has called all Episcopal Conferences in the world to a heightened awareness of their responsibility for the protection of minors and has asked for a day of prayer and penance for the victims of sexual abuse. The

Living the Truth in Love: Everybody – stay calm!

"Everybody - stay calm!" These were words often spoken by the founding Bishop of the Diocese of Palm Beach, the Most Reverend Thomas V. Daily, and anyone who knew him in the slightest degree probably heard them from him. He was a man who put others at ease in his presence and while he was truly "a

Statement from Bishop Barbarito on the Death of Bishop Thomas V. Daily

  The following is a statement from Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito, Bishop of Palm Beach, regarding the death of Bishop Thomas V. Daily, Bishop Emeritus of Brooklyn, and who served as the first Bishop of Palm Beach. It was Bishop Daily who ordained Bishop Barbarito as a bishop. While serving

Diocese of Palm Beach Issues a Statement in Response to the Release of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation

The following is a statement from Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito, Bishop of Palm Beach, regarding the release earlier today of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation titled Amoris Laetitia, "The Joy of Love”:   Statement from Bishop Barbarito Regarding Pope Francis Apostolic Exhortation

Bishop Barbarito's 2016 Easter Message

Below is the Easter Message from Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito, Bishop of Palm Beach, as printed in the Florida Catholic newspaper (issue March 25 - April 7, 2016).     The Lord has conquered death and has granted us life and peace.  Let us rejoice in this gift

Bishop Barbarito's Jan. 29 Letter to Parishioners Regarding Father Gallagher (English)

January 29, 2016   Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ:   As your shepherd, which I am privileged to be, I wish to publicly state that I am deeply grateful to our extraordinary staff of competent people in regard to the protection of children, who are committed to their role not as a

Bishop Barbarito's Letter to Parishioners Regarding Father Gallagher (Spanish)

Enero 29 de 2016   Queridos hermanos y hermanas en Cristo:   Con el privilegio que tengo de ser su pastor,  deseo declarar públicamente que estoy profundamente agradecido con nuestro extraordinario equipo de personas competentes en lo que respecta a la protección de los niños, quienes se

Bishop Barbarito's Letter & Statement for Respect Life Weekend

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ: Today we celebrate Respect Life Sunday which begins a new program of respect for life to which the month of October is dedicated.  The theme chosen by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for this year's celebration is Every Life is Worth Living. 

Statement from Bishop Barbarito Regarding the Disturbing Investigative Videos at Planned Parenthood

  Statement from Bishop Gerald Barbarito: Disturbing Investigative Videos at Planned Parenthood   The investigative videos regarding Planned Parenthood’s involvement in the marketing of human organs and tissue obtained from aborted babies is gravely disturbing and unsettling.  The matter

Living the Truth in Love: A Central Intervention

In the readings for Sunday Mass this year, the Gospel of St. John has interrupted the Gospel of St. Mark with a very important insertion.  It is the sixth chapter of the Gospel of St. John which centers on Jesus teaching on the Eucharist.  The Sunday cycle of readings is divided into three years,