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Living the Truth in Love: Thirty Years and Looking Forward

October 24th is a very significant and joyful day for the Diocese of Palm Beach.  It is the Thirtieth Anniversary of the establishment of this vibrant and still growing Diocese by St. Pope John Paul II.  Thirty years ago, with the Diocese of Venice to our west, we came into existence with our

Vote with an Informed Conscience - A Message from the Florida Bishops about Voting in November

  Vote with an Informed Conscience - General Election, November 4, 2014   “We are called to bring together our principles and our political choices, our values and our votes to help build a better world.” Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: A Catholic Call to Political

Living the Truth in Love: Masterpieces of God’s Creation

October is a month that has a different meaning in Florida that it does in many other parts of our country and especially the Northeast.  As the season of autumn quickly comes upon us, we do not experience the changes that takes place in nature such as much cooler days setting in or the

Bishop Barbarito's Statement & Letter designating October as Council of Catholic Women Month in the Diocese of Palm Beach

  Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord:   Recently our Holy Father, Pope Francis, has made the sacramental life of the family a focus of his catecheses and ministry.  During the month of September Pope Francis celebrated the weddings of 20 couples at St. Peter’s Basilica and also

Bishop Barbarito's Statement & Letter on Respect Life Sunday

  Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord:   A significant occasion in the life of the Church begins this Sunday, October 5, as the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, convoked by Pope Francis, begins in Rome.  This Sunday is also significant as it is Respect Life Sunday, called for by the

Living the Truth in Love: The Looming Shadows of 9/11

Just two weeks ago we commemorated the 13th anniversary of the horrendous September 11th terrorist attack upon our nation which brought down the massive Twin Towers in New York City as well as assailing the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and crashing a commercial airline flight in western

Living the Truth in Love: Take Up the Heart of Christ: Homily given at the Diaconate Ordination, Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola, Sept. 2014

My brothers, Frank, John and Wayne, it is a great joy for me to be with you, your wives, your families and all gathered here at St. Ignatius Cathedral on this significant day. It is also a great joy to be with my brother priests and deacons gathered for this occasion on which these three men will

Living the Truth in Love: Some Tips from the Pope

One of the practices that Pope Francis has undertaken during the past year is to grant personal interviews with newspapers, magazines and other sources of news media.  Ever since his interview with the press corps on his flight back from World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro last July, the Pope has

Living the Truth in Love: A Call to All

Soon children will be returning to school, vacations will come to their conclusion and life will return to a more normal pace after the summer.  We are reminded that all of us are called by God to a vocation in which we cooperate with Him in the building up of His kingdom here on earth.  That

Florida Bishops’ Conference urges Governor Scott to commute sentence of John Henry; community called to pray

The Florida Catholic Conference appeals to Governor Rick Scott to commute the sentence of John Henry to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Mr. Henry is scheduled to be executed at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, for the 1985 murders of his estranged wife, Suzanne Henry, and