FL Conf. of Catholic Bishops Statements

Catholic Bishops of Florida Honor Representative Erin Grall with the Defensor Vitae / Defender of Life Award

Tallahassee, FL (February 4, 2021) – While deeply appreciative of the service rendered by all members of the legislature, the bishops of Florida recognize special and notable achievements in the public square. This year, they are pleased to present the Defensor Vitae / Defender of Life Award to The


WASHINGTON – Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued the following statement on the 2020 presidential election: We thank God for the blessings of liberty. The American people have spoken in this election. Now is the time for our

Culture of Life Conference to be held Virtually, October 24, 2020

The annual Florida Culture of Life Conference, formerly known as the state Respect Life Conference, keeps with Church teaching that all human life has dignity and is to be protected. This year's conference, hosted by the Diocese of Palm Beach, will be held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID Impacts the Imprisoned and Those Who Minister to Them

August 12, 2020 "For I prison and you visited me." (Mt 25:35, 36) The Catholic Church in Florida aims to live out this corporal work of mercy with hundreds of volunteers involved in ministries to the incarcerated throughout the state. Due to the COVID pandemic, volunteers have

FCCB Launches Catholics Across the Aisle Podcast

The Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops has launched a podcast under the name of  Catholics Across the Aisle: Commentary on Public Policy and Civic Life. On this podcast, the FCCB seeks to bring a non-partisan, moral voice to the public dialogue on key policy issues of the day and assist

Catholic Bishops of Florida Praise Passage of Legislation Requiring Parental Consent Prior to a Minor’s Abortion

TALLAHASSEE – The bishops of Florida commend our state legislature for passing, with bipartisan support, legislation that ensures a parent provides consent before a minor can terminate her pregnancy. Parental consent is required prior to a minor's medical treatment in most every instance, this

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops File Amicus Brief with U.S. Supreme Court Urging New Trial of Death Row Inmate based on Evidence of Actual Innocence

On January 17, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops (FCCB) filed an amicus curiae brief with the Supreme Court of the United States in support of James M. Dailey, an inmate on Florida’s death row, urging a new trial in his case due to

FCCB Releases Public Policy Priorities for 2020 Legislative Session

The FCCB has identified its public policy priorities for the 2020 Legislative Session, set to begin January 14. Key issues of concern are identified under the advocacy areas of life, education, health care, and family & social concerns.   The 2020 Public Policy Priorities are listed on our website

Florida Bishops Release Annual Joint Statement Prior to the 46th Anniversary of Roe v Wade

  “So great is the value of a human life, and so inalienable the right to life of an innocent child growing in the mother’s womb, that no alleged right to one’s own body can justify a decision to terminate that life, which is an end in itself and which can never be considered the ‘property’ of

General Election Data from the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops

Response summaries for candidates running in the November 6 General Election are now available on the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops website at and are also linked below:   Response Summaries Diocese of Palm Beach (English) | (Spanish)