Bishop Barbarito’s Living the Truth in Love Columns

Living the Truth in Love - It is the Truth that sets Us Free

The past weekend we celebrated Independence Day and were reminded of the great gift of freedom that we possess in our nation.  However, because we live in a wonderful country where freedom is our charter, we oftentimes experience an understanding of freedom which is the farthest from that of our

Living the Truth in Love - Our Lady of Liberty

  One of the prominent symbols of our country is that of the Statue of Liberty which welcomes newcomers to the promise of this great nation.  Referred to as Lady Liberty, she holds a torch in her uplifted right hand and on her left arm a tablet proclaiming the date of the Declaration of

Living the Truth in Love- Consecrated Life – At The Heart Of God

  Last week the Florida Catholic recounted the retirement of Sister Joan Dawson, O.S.F., the Episcopal Delegate for Religious of the Diocese of Palm Beach who will be moving to her community home in Tampa, Florida.  I express to Sister Joan all of our profound gratitude for the loving mission

Living the Truth in Love-The Heart of Mary

Last week, in this column, I reflected upon the Sacred Heart of Jesus to which the month of June is dedicated as the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart is celebrated on Friday, June 19.  The following day, Saturday, June 20, we celebrate the memorial Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.   It is most

Living the Truth in Love - The Heart of June

June is a month of fulfilled promises and ones yet to come.  This is especially true this year as we continue to move away from the quarantine imposed by the coronavirus to more of a semblance of normalcy in our lives.  June holds the center of the year.  Its days are longer and brighter and it also

Living the Truth in Love - We Do Not Have a Solitary God

The Sunday after Pentecost, we celebrate Trinity Sunday.  The celebration of the Solemnity is a reminder of what the concluded celebration of Easter is all about.  God is intimately part of our lives and reveals Himself and relates to us as He truly is – the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  God

Living the Truth in Love - The Eucharist on Pentecost

This weekend, as we celebrate the Solemnity of Pentecost, our churches in the Diocese of Palm Beach will be open for the celebration of Mass.  While we must make a very careful decision in whether to come to church at this time and while we must be cautious in following the protocols insuring

Living the Truth in Love - Sto lat

Sto lat is the traditional Polish wish that is given to express good wishes, good health and long life to a person.  It is also a common birthday greeting.  It means, "May you live 100 years!"  May 18 was the hundredth birthday of St. John Paul II on which Pope Francis celebrated Mass at the tomb of

Living the Truth in Love - The Rosary - Some Spiritual Medicine

Pope Francis, in one of his Sunday audiences not too long after his being elected as Pope, held up a white medicine box with a drawing of the human heart upon it containing a Rosary.  The Pope expressed to the gathered crowd, "I want to recommend some medicine for all of you.  It’s a spiritual

Living the Truth in Love- A Sure and Certain Identity

Homily - Priesthood Ordination of Deacon Robinsón Aza Quetamá Deacon Nicholas Paul Zrallack Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola May 2, 2020   My brothers, Robinson and Nick, you are being ordained today as priests in an unprecedented time and in unique circumstances.  The worldwide