2013 Press Releases


Prayer Chains Planned Around the Diocese for Respect Life Weekend

Prior to Scheduled Execution, Join Others in Prayer Vigil on August 5

Watch & Join in Prayerful Support of World Youth Day Rio 2013

Tuesday, July 23, World Youth Day Rio 2013 kicks off in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The theme for this six-day gathering of Catholic youth from around the world is "Go Make Disciples of all Nations."  This is Pope Francis’ first World Youth Day as Pontiff and he’s granted Plenary Indulgence for those

Church Asked to Participate in this Weekend's Statewide Day of Prayer for Unity in Florida

  We are one human family, regardless of our national, racial, ethnic, economic, and ideological differences. As we pray for peace for both the Martin and Zimmerman families, let us also pray for and seek deeper unity in our families, neighborhoods and society, and for healing of the wounds

Registration Underway for School of Christian Formation Classes that Begin in August

The diocesan School of Christian Formation & Escuela de Formación Cristiana will begin their 2013-2014 class schedule on August 19. This is the first session/set of classes for the year. Many different classes and programs are offered for adult Catholics who wish to learn more about the rich

Diocese Celebrates Natural Family Planning Awareness Week July 21-27

Below is a letter to parish congregations from Bishop Barbarito. There is additional information on NFP Programs on the bottom of this page and the top right of this page       Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:   “Pro-Woman, Pro-Man, Pro-Child, Natural Family Planning”

Diocese of Palm Beach Issues Statement in Reaction to the Supreme Court Rulings on DOMA and Proposition 8

In response to today’s Supreme Court decisions on the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8, the Diocese of Palm Beach released the following statement:               “We are still reviewing the U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings on the federal Defense of

Diocese of Palm Beach to Join U.S. Bishops in Observing a Second "Fortnight for Freedom"

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has called for a second Fortnight for Freedom that begins on Friday, June 21, the vigil of the Feasts of St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher, and ends on Independence Day Thursday,  July 4. The first Fortnight took place during the same