Bishop Barbarito’s Living the Truth in Love Columns

Living the Truth in Love - We Do Not Have a Solitary God

The Sunday after Pentecost, we celebrate Trinity Sunday.  The celebration of the Solemnity is a reminder of what the concluded celebration of Easter is all about.  God is intimately part of our lives and reveals Himself and relates to us as He truly is – the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  God

Living the Truth in Love - The Eucharist on Pentecost

This weekend, as we celebrate the Solemnity of Pentecost, our churches in the Diocese of Palm Beach will be open for the celebration of Mass.  While we must make a very careful decision in whether to come to church at this time and while we must be cautious in following the protocols insuring

Living the Truth in Love - Sto lat

Sto lat is the traditional Polish wish that is given to express good wishes, good health and long life to a person.  It is also a common birthday greeting.  It means, "May you live 100 years!"  May 18 was the hundredth birthday of St. John Paul II on which Pope Francis celebrated Mass at the tomb of

Living the Truth in Love - The Rosary - Some Spiritual Medicine

Pope Francis, in one of his Sunday audiences not too long after his being elected as Pope, held up a white medicine box with a drawing of the human heart upon it containing a Rosary.  The Pope expressed to the gathered crowd, "I want to recommend some medicine for all of you.  It’s a spiritual

Living the Truth in Love- A Sure and Certain Identity

Homily - Priesthood Ordination of Deacon Robinsón Aza Quetamá Deacon Nicholas Paul Zrallack Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola May 2, 2020   My brothers, Robinson and Nick, you are being ordained today as priests in an unprecedented time and in unique circumstances.  The worldwide

Living the Truth in Love - A Time for Praying, Inventing, Creativity

  It has been some time since we were first affected by the coronavirus and the many limitations which it has caused. It is over five weeks since our churches have been closed and we are not able publicly to attend Mass.  Just some of the questions we are all asking are, "When will this be over?

Living the Truth in Love- Priesthood is an Essential Service

The dire situation regarding the coronavirus has brought to the fore many stories of the heroic actions of others, including priests.  Pope Francis reflected upon this in his homily for the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday.  He said, "I cannot let tonight's Mass pass by without remembering

Living the Truth in Love - The Priest’s Ministry of Healing

Living the Truth in Love CHRISM MASS CATHEDRAL OF ST. IGNATIUS LOYOLA The Priest’s Ministry of Healing Of the oils that we bless and consecrate today, perhaps the one that stands out is the oil of the sick.  In the context of the coronavirus pandemic the dire need for healing,

Living the Truth in Love - Do Not Be Afraid, Just Have Faith

Living the Truth in Love Easter TV Mass Homily April 12, 2020 Do Not Be Afraid, Just Have Faith   We come to celebrate Easter in a very different context this year.  The coronavirus has caused a great deal of disruption within our lives, hopefully not illness, and an isolation from

Living the Truth in Love - Holy Week in Silence Not Isolation

We are about to enter Holy Week.  Holy Week is the culmination of Lent, especially as we celebrate the Easter Triduum in which we enter into the Passion, Death and Resurrection of the Lord in a most intimate manner. The celebration of Holy Week this year will be very different from any that we have