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Bishop Barbarito's Newspaper Columns

Living the Truth in Love - The Greatest Treasure of Notre Dame Cathedral

It has been over two months since the tragic fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.  The two months have brought with them a great deal of understanding of the Cathedral, it's art and its place in history which are all irreplaceable. The Cathedral is a reminder of the pinnacle of God's creation

Living the Truth in Love - The Holy Spirit Prays Within Us

Pentecost marks the beginning of the Church when the Lord sent down upon the apostles the gift of the Holy Spirit.  The coming of the Holy Spirit is the culmination of Easter for through it, the mission of Christ continues.  Pentecost is not the end of what Jesus had brought about for us but only

Living the Truth in Love - Our Lady of La Vang

As every year in our Diocese on the first Sunday of May, we celebrated our Annual Diocesan Marian Festival. This year, as in so many preceding years, the festival took place at the Rosary Walk of Emmanuel parish in Delray Beach. While there was a threat of rain, it held off for the entire time we

Living the Truth in Love: Homily - Chrism Mass

Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola Tuesday, April 26, 2019 The Priest:  The Now of God   The Gospel passage from Saint Luke that was just proclaimed is the same as was proclaimed on the Fourth Sunday of this year and upon which Pope Francis reflected at the closing Mass for World Youth

Living the Truth in Love: Christ is Alive

The Easter season has recently begun.  The celebration of Easter is not just Easter Sunday but a period of fifty days from the celebration of the Easter Vigil until the Solemnity of Pentecost.  This is a joyful time for all of us to celebrate the reality of the Lord’s Resurrection. At the end

Living the Truth in Love: Mary Before Us in Holy Week

During Holy Week we encounter the Lord as He stands before us in a personal manner as the one who came to redeem us by giving His life, unjustly condemned as a criminal, upon the Cross.  As the Lord encounters us this week in this most intimate manner, it is well for us to consider carefully our

Living the Truth in Love: Unplanned

A new movie is to appear in certain theaters on March 29 which is most fitting for the season of Lent. The movie is a very personal and moving story of the powerful deception of evil and the more powerful reality of love, conversion, forgiveness, outreach to those in difficult times, the meaning

Living the Truth in Love: God Speaks Within Us

We just sprang ahead by moving the clock forward one hour.  While we have slowly been enjoying evenings of more daylight, the springing ahead one hour made the extra daylight even more obvious.  In a certain sense we can say that, by our pushing the clock ahead, the longer days come about by two

Living the Truth in Love - God is Young, God is Old, God is Now because God is Love

Lent will soon be upon us. We are blessed with a period of 40 days to prepare ourselves for the celebration of Easter. We do this by looking deeply within ourselves and in a particular way, letting ourselves be turned more to God's presence in our lives each day. As we prepare to take up certain

Living the Truth in Love: The Heart of February -The Heart of it all

February is in many ways a transitional month. The holidays are now part of the past and we naturally look to something to engage us. We are blessed in southern Florida with very comfortable weather during the winter months and do not experience the doldrums that the cold and wintry weather can