Bishop's Statements



Bishops Urge Governor Scott to Spare the Life of Mark Asay; Floridians Pray for an End to the Use of the Death Penalty

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Michael B. Sheedy Executive Director (850) 205-6820   Bishops urge Governor Scott to spare the life of Mark Asay Floridians pray for an end to the use of the death penalty   TALLAHASSEE, FL  – After eighteen months with no executions

Living the Truth in Love: Let’s Get Moving for Jesus

On June 15 this year, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments published a circular letter to bishops, at the request of Pope Francis, regarding the proper form of the bread and wine to be used at the

Living the Truth in Love: The Joy of the Gospel

A very unique and significant event for the Catholic Church in the United States occurred in Orlando, Florida, from July 1 through July 4. It was the Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in America – a gathering of Catholic leaders, including bishops, priests, religious and laity

Living the Truth in Love: There is Need of Only One Thing

We truly are in the midst of the summer here in southern Florida. All of the winter visitors have gone home and many of our own residents have left for a vacation. Compared to the seasonal time of the year, there is a certain silence that falls upon southern Florida as the roads are less congested,

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

Living the Truth in Love: Mary, a Pilgrim of Hope and Peace

May, which is quickly coming to a conclusion, is the month of Mary. This particular year the month of Mary has a special significance as it celebrated the hundredth anniversary of the appearances of Our Lady at Fatima. So significant is this that Pope Francis went to Portugal for this occasion and

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

Living the Truth in Love: (Homily – Priesthood Ordination) We Don’t Rule Over Your Faith, We Serve Your Joy

      Living the Truth in Love   Homily - Priesthood Ordination of Deacon Martin Dunne, III Deacon Wisman Simeon Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola May 6, 2017   We Don’t Rule Over Your Faith, We Serve Your Joy   All of us are here to celebrate a most happy

Living the Truth in Love: To Enter More into the Logic of God’s Love

In one of his tweets from the Vatican, Pope Francis expressed: "To experience Holy Week is to enter more and more into God's logic of love and self-giving." Holy Week is upon us and as we enter into the most solemn week of the liturgical year, we truly enter more into God's logic of love and