Read the Diocese’s Response to Libel Lawsuit

In response to a press conference held today to announce a libel lawsuit filed by Reverend John Gallagher against the Diocese of Palm Beach, the diocese wishes to remind the community of the statements we released a year ago when Fr. Gallagher first made allegations against the diocese, and to make these statements once again available. The Diocese of Palm Beach stands by our previous statements released in January 2016 in which we responded that Father Gallagher’s allegations were false and a misrepresentation of the facts. Below are direct links to these statements which can still be found on our website, archived in our Press Release section ( We feel it is especially important that this information is made available to the community and in particular to our faith congregations.


Diocese of Palm Beach Releases Statement Regarding the Recent Article by an Irish Newspaper
Date: January 25, 2016


Diocese of Palm Beach Releases Statement to Respond to Allegations Made by Father John Gallagher
Date: January 26, 2016


Disheartened Diocese Provides Multi-Page Response to Allegations Made by Fr. Gallagher
Date: January 28, 2016

Bishop Barbarito's Jan. 29 Letter to Parishioners Regarding Father Gallagher (English)
Date: January 31, 2016


Category Tag(s): 2017 Press Releases