Bishop Barbarito's Statements

Bishop Barbarito's 2016 Easter Message

Below is the Easter Message from Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito, Bishop of Palm Beach, as printed in the Florida Catholic newspaper (issue March 25 - April 7, 2016).     The Lord has conquered death and has granted us life and peace.  Let us rejoice in this gift

Bishop Barbarito's Jan. 29 Letter to Parishioners Regarding Father Gallagher (English)

January 29, 2016   Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ:   As your shepherd, which I am privileged to be, I wish to publicly state that I am deeply grateful to our extraordinary staff of competent people in regard to the protection of children, who are committed to their role not as a

Bishop Barbarito's Letter to Parishioners Regarding Father Gallagher (Spanish)

Enero 29 de 2016   Queridos hermanos y hermanas en Cristo:   Con el privilegio que tengo de ser su pastor,  deseo declarar públicamente que estoy profundamente agradecido con nuestro extraordinario equipo de personas competentes en lo que respecta a la protección de los niños, quienes se

Bishop Barbarito's Letter & Statement for Respect Life Weekend

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ: Today we celebrate Respect Life Sunday which begins a new program of respect for life to which the month of October is dedicated.  The theme chosen by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for this year's celebration is Every Life is Worth Living. 

Statement from Bishop Barbarito Regarding the Disturbing Investigative Videos at Planned Parenthood

  Statement from Bishop Gerald Barbarito: Disturbing Investigative Videos at Planned Parenthood   The investigative videos regarding Planned Parenthood’s involvement in the marketing of human organs and tissue obtained from aborted babies is gravely disturbing and unsettling.  The matter

Bishop Barbarito's Statement on Court's Ruling on Same Sex Marriage

Bishop Barbarito's statement on Fortnight for Freedom

In just a few weeks our country will celebrate the Fourth of July, the founding of our country when we were granted freedoms, among them our religious freedom.  Four years ago the U.S. Bishops began a Fortnight for Freedom to bring greater awareness of this freedom and of contemporary threats to

Statement of the Catholic Bishops of Florida on the 42nd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Even as we lament the Supreme Court ruling on Roe v. Wade that deprives the most vulnerable members of our society their fundamental right to life, we are heartened by the recent progress made towards the protection of the unborn child. We profoundly mourn the over 56 million unborn victims since

Bishop Barbarito's Letter to Parishioners

  To the Parishioners of Holy Name of Jesus Parish   My Brothers and Sister in Christ,   As you are probably aware, Father Jose Palimattom, OFM, a priest of the Franciscan Province of St. Thomas the Apostle in India who had been in our Diocese for less than a month, was recently

Governor Scott Urged to Commute Sentence of Chadwick Banks to Life in Prison Without Possibility of Parole; Prayer Services Held Statewide

  The Florida Catholic Conference urges Governor Scott to commute the sentence of Chadwick Banks, who is scheduled for execution on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. Mr. Banks deserves severe punishment for the brutal acts of violence he inflicted upon his victims, Sandra Banks and