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Bishop Barbarito's Statements

Independence Day

  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

Statement from Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito Regarding Recent Abortion Legislation

  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

Diocese of Palm Beach Welcomes State Inquiry

The Diocese of Palm Beach will fully engage with the Florida Attorney General in an inquiry pertaining to the protection of young people. We are very pleased that Florida is initiating an effort which pertains not only to the Church but to all organizations and institutions. In fact, the Diocese

Statement of the Bishop regarding the report of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury

  Dear Sisters and Brothers in the Lord, Most recently we have again been shocked, distressed and disheartened about the matter of clerical sexual abuse of minors. The situation which led to the resignation of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the growing revelations of sexual abuse in other

A Pastoral Letter on Independence Day from Bishop Barbarito

  The following is a Pastoral Letter from Bishop Barbarito to the faith family of the Diocese of Palm Beach wishing all a blessed Fourth of July, and reminding us of the freedoms we enjoy as well as the characteristics that make the United States a great nation.           Dear

Chrism Mass: He's Two Thousand Years Old

We live in complicated, challenging and extremely difficult times. Confusion, anger, pain and even violence are very much present among us. Certainly the tragedy that occurred in February at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, so proximate to us in Parkland, Florida, is evidence of this. We live

A Statement from Bishop Gerald Barbarito on the Tragic Shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

  Statement from Bishop Barbarito Tragic Shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School   Once again we are stunned by horrific violence in another school shooting at Marjory Stoneman DouglasHigh School, this time within our State and neighboring to us in Parkland, Florida.  As a

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

Diocese of Palm Beach Issues a Statement in Response to the Release of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation

The following is a statement from Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito, Bishop of Palm Beach, regarding the release earlier today of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation titled Amoris Laetitia, "The Joy of Love”:   Statement from Bishop Barbarito Regarding Pope Francis Apostolic Exhortation

Bishop Barbarito's 2016 Easter Message

Below is the Easter Message from Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito, Bishop of Palm Beach, as printed in the Florida Catholic newspaper (issue March 25 - April 7, 2016).     The Lord has conquered death and has granted us life and peace.  Let us rejoice in this gift