Bishop Barbarito's Statements

Catholic Bishops of Florida Issue Statement in Support of Immigration Reform

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A Statement by the Bishops of Florida in Support of Immigration Reform

            “When an alien resides with you in your land, do not molest him.  You shall treat the alien who resides with you no differently than the natives born among you; have the same love for him as for yourself; for you too were once aliens in the land of Egypt. 

Statement from Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito on the Election of Pope Francis

    We rejoice with the entire Church on the election of Pope Francis as the  Shepherd of the Universal Church.  The fact that the Cardinals chose him so quickly, especially in view of the requirement of 2/3 vote, is a sign of their unified consensus that he is the most appropriate choice for this

Statement from Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito on the Beginning of the Conclave

    As the Conclave begins, and the Cardinals of the Church gather to choose the successor of Benedict XVI and our Church’s next shepherd, there is much excitement and anticipation not only within the Catholic Church family, but around the world.  Such an event serves as

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 insight fed by a life of intense prayer.  It was a privilege

Bishop Barbarito Offers Prayer for those Affected by the Shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

We Join our Hearts in Prayer   Our hearts and prayers go out to all those personally affected by the brutal tragedy which occurred on Friday, December 14, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.  Words fail us at a time such as this, but we are confident in God’s love and

October 2012 Respect Life Weekend Letter from Bishop Barbarito (English)

  September 29/30, 2012   Dear Sisters and Brothers in the Lord:                        Next weekend, that of October 6/7, is the beginning of the Respect Life program of the