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Florida Bishops' Conference urges Governor Scott to commute sentence of Robert Hendrix; Community prays for the condemned, his victims, and an end to the use of the death penalty

    The Florida Catholic Conference asks Governor Rick Scott to commute the sentence of Robert Hendrix to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Mr. Hendrix is scheduled to be executed at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 for the 1990 murders of Elmer Scott, Jr. and

Florida Bishops Urge Governor to Commute Sentence of Juan Carlos Chavez to Life in Prison Without Possibility of Parole; Prayer Services Held Statewide

  The Florida Catholic Conference urges Governor Rick Scott to commute the sentence of Juan Carlos Chavez, scheduled for execution February 12. Mr. Chavez deserves to be punished for the brutal acts of violence he inflicted upon his victim, Jimmy Ryce. Life in prison without the

Statement of the Catholic Bishops of Florida on the 41st Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

  Statement of the Catholic Bishops of Florida on the 41st Anniversary of Roe v. Wade January 22, 2014   “Every child who, rather than being born, is condemned unjustly to being aborted, bears the face of Jesus Christ, bears the face of the Lord, who even before he was born,

Bishop Barbarito’s 2013 Christmas Message to the Faithful

Bishop Barbarito’s 2013 Christmas Message to the Faithful   That for which we dare to hope is fulfilled in the Birth of God among us and within us.  May our celebration of the Savior’s Coming fill us with joy at His love and mercy each and every day.  A Blessed Christmas and New Year to all!

Christmas Mass Schedules in the Diocese of Palm Beach

The TV Mass on Christmas Day The Diocese of Palm Beach's pretaped Christmas Mass will air on Christmas Morning, December 25, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on ION Television Network (on most local cable systems it is Channel 8). This is the channel that normally airs the diocese's weekly Sunday

Bishop Barbarito's Letter in Support of Respect Life Sunday

  October 2013   Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ: This weekend marks Respect Life Sunday as well as the beginning of the 2013/2014 Respect Life program of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  The theme for this year's program is a phrase from Pope Francis -- Open

Statement from Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito for Sept. 7's Day of Prayer and Fasting

  With encouragement from Pope Francis, the Catholic Diocese of Palm Beach will join the Holy Father and Catholics around the U.S. and world this weekend in a Day of Fasting and Prayers for Peace in Syria, the Middle East and the World. Pope Francis has called upon the world’s Catholics to fast

Prior to Scheduled Execution, Catholics in Florida Pray for the Condemned on Death Row and the Victims of Their Crimes

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact: Sheila Hopkins Director of Social Concerns/Respect Life (850) 205-6826 shopkins@flacathconf.org     Prior to Scheduled Execution, Catholics in Florida Pray for the Condemned on Death Row and the  Victims of Their Crimes  

Catholic Bishops of Florida Issue Statement in Support of Immigration Reform

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A Statement by the Bishops of Florida in Support of Immigration Reform

            “When an alien resides with you in your land, do not molest him.  You shall treat the alien who resides with you no differently than the natives born among you; have the same love for him as for yourself; for you too were once aliens in the land of Egypt.