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Bishop Barbarito Statements


The Diocese of Palm Beach is pleased to announce the following priest appointments made by the Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito, Bishop of Palm Beach

Natural Family Planning (NFP) Awareness Week is an annual, national educational campaign sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to encourage and support married couples in living a sacramental marriage with Christ-like love, that is, a love that is free, total, faithful, and fruitful.

As we face the beginning of the hurricane season, we pray that we will be blessed with no major storms in our area. We also pray in thanksgiving for the safety we have experienced in past seasons.

New clergy appointments for the Diocese of Palm Beach 2024-25

The Heart of Priesthood is the Heart of the Priest

The great St. Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor of the Church, spoke often of the heart. He is well known for his insight that “The heart speaks to the heart.” St. John Cardinal Newman took this phrase for his episcopal motto, as he was so influenced by St. Francis de Sales. The world today needs the human heart more than it needs anything else. The heart speaks to the heart, and in this dialogue we encounter God.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness month, let us come together to sustain safe and joyful environments for our children. “It is essential that we, as a Church, be able to acknowledge and condemn, with sorrow and shame, the atrocities perpetrated by consecrated persons, clerics, and all those entrusted with the mission of watching over and caring for those most vulnerable.” - Pope Francis

"A healthy society can only continue to flourish if based on a consistent recognition of the rights of each individual, especially the weakest and most defenseless. With this in mind, we remain committed to pursuing full legal protection of preborn children and continue to support efforts to offer practical assistance and accompaniment to women and their families experiencing difficulties during pregnancy and beyond. We invite all people of good will to join us in these endeavors."

Diocese of Palm Beach, Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito, Bishop of Palm Beach County offers his 2023 Christmas Message to all.

Statement Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito Independence Day July 4, 2020 The celebration of Independence Day this year brings our nation many difficult challenges of health, discord, and controversy. It is a year when the Statue of Liberty, a monument to

“May the Sunday of the Word of God help His people to grow in religious and intimate familiarity with the Sacred Scriptures. For as the sacred author taught of old: ‘This word is very near to you: it is in your mouth and in your heart for your observance’” (Dt 30:14) Pope Francis, Aperuit Illis,

As we recall the devastating evil that occurred on September 11, 2001, we also encounter the overwhelming goodness of so many men and women who met and conquered the horrors of that day. We continue to pray for all those personally affected on 9/11 and continue to pray that the destruction of evil

Statement Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito Independence Day July 4, 2019 We are blessed to be part of a great nation which celebrates its birth on July 4 through its 1976 Declaration of Independence proclaiming that all people are created equal and

These past weeks since the marking of forty-six years from the tragic Roe v. Wade decision of the Supreme Court have brought state abortion legislation within our nation that is completely abhorrent. A legal system that permits an abortion up to the moment of birth and removes any protection