Bishop Barbarito's Statements

Bishop GeraId M. Barbarito's Christmas Message

As we celebrate Christmas this challenging year, we do so with a profound hope for a healthier world in every way.  In Christ, who shared in our broken human nature, that daring hope is fulfilled.  As He embraces us, we embrace Him with gratitude and in the sure hope that He brings

Independence Day

Statement Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito   Independence Day July 4, 2020               The celebration of Independence Day this year brings our nation many difficult challenges of health, discord, and controversy.  It is a year when the Statue of Liberty, a monument to

Sunday of the Word of God is on January 26th - Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

“May the Sunday of the Word of God help His people to grow in religious and intimate familiarity with the Sacred Scriptures.  For as the sacred author taught of old: ‘This word is very near to you: it is in your mouth and in your heart for your observance’” (Dt 30:14) Pope Francis, Aperuit Illis,

Statement from Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito regarding 9/11 Anniversary

As we recall the devastating evil that occurred on September 11, 2001, we also encounter the overwhelming goodness of so many men and women who met and conquered the horrors of that day.  We continue to pray for all those personally affected on 9/11 and continue to pray that the destruction of evil

Independence Day

  Statement Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito   Independence Day July 4, 2019                 We are blessed to be part of a great nation which celebrates its birth on July 4 through its 1976 Declaration of Independence proclaiming that all people are created equal and

Statement from Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito Regarding Recent Abortion Legislation

  These past weeks since the marking of forty-six years from the tragic Roe v. Wade decision of the Supreme Court have brought state abortion legislation within our nation that is completely abhorrent.  A legal system that permits an abortion up to the moment of birth and removes any protection

Diocese of Palm Beach Welcomes State Inquiry

The Diocese of Palm Beach will fully engage with the Florida Attorney General in an inquiry pertaining to the protection of young people. We are very pleased that Florida is initiating an effort which pertains not only to the Church but to all organizations and institutions. In fact, the Diocese

Statement of the Bishop regarding the report of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury

  Dear Sisters and Brothers in the Lord, Most recently we have again been shocked, distressed and disheartened about the matter of clerical sexual abuse of minors. The situation which led to the resignation of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the growing revelations of sexual abuse in other

A Pastoral Letter on Independence Day from Bishop Barbarito

  The following is a Pastoral Letter from Bishop Barbarito to the faith family of the Diocese of Palm Beach wishing all a blessed Fourth of July, and reminding us of the freedoms we enjoy as well as the characteristics that make the United States a great nation.           Dear