2013 Press Releases


Diocese of Palm Beach Continues to Inform on Sede Vacante & Papal Transition

Sede Vacante & Papal Transition The Diocese of Palm Beach wishes to keep its Catholic family informed of the latest information on Benedict XVI’s resignation, the upcoming Conclave, Papal transition and the selection a new Pope. Below is information of interest, prayers and special links.

Pope Benedict XVI & Papal Transition

Copyright © 2013, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Washington, DC. All rights reserved. CNS photo/Paul Haring   On February 11, Pope Benedict XVI announced he will resign at the end of the month. It will take effect on

Catholic Charities Raises Over $360,000 to Benefit Programs and Ministries

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach is pleased to announce the success of its 2nd Annual Caritas Dei Bishop’s Gala, a fundraising event that benefitted Catholic Charities’ 14 programs and ministries. More than 250 people attended the event held this month at The Breakers

Statement from Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito Regarding the Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI

                                                                 We give thanks to God for the extraordinary leadership and example of holiness and wisdom which Pope Benedict XVI has provided for the Church during the past almost eight years of his Pontificate.  He is a man of great spiritual

Diocese of Palm Beach Comments on New HHS Proposal

  In response to an announcement made on February 1, 2013, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Dianne Laubert, director of communications, Diocese of Palm Beach, released the following statement:   “Today the U.S. Department of Health and Human