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Bishop Barbarito Statements


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