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Living the Truth in Love: Thirty Days Has September

The month of September is upon us. This month brings with it the season of fall as well as the realization that the freer days of the summer have passed and a more routine schedule of life is before us. School has begun, vacations are over and new expectations are placed upon us. The month of

Living the Truth in Love: Let’s Get Moving for Jesus

On June 15 this year, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments published a circular letter to bishops, at the request of Pope Francis, regarding the proper form of the bread and wine to be used at the

Living the Truth in Love: The Joy of the Gospel

A very unique and significant event for the Catholic Church in the United States occurred in Orlando, Florida, from July 1 through July 4. It was the Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in America – a gathering of Catholic leaders, including bishops, priests, religious and laity

Living the Truth in Love: There is Need of Only One Thing

We truly are in the midst of the summer here in southern Florida. All of the winter visitors have gone home and many of our own residents have left for a vacation. Compared to the seasonal time of the year, there is a certain silence that falls upon southern Florida as the roads are less congested,

Living the Truth in Love: An Invitation to Hope and to Heal

At the request of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, Pope Francis has called all Episcopal Conferences in the world to a heightened awareness of their responsibility for the protection of minors and has asked for a day of prayer and penance for the victims of sexual abuse. The

Living the Truth in Love: Everybody – stay calm!

"Everybody - stay calm!" These were words often spoken by the founding Bishop of the Diocese of Palm Beach, the Most Reverend Thomas V. Daily, and anyone who knew him in the slightest degree probably heard them from him. He was a man who put others at ease in his presence and while he was truly "a

Statement from Bishop Barbarito on the Death of Bishop Thomas V. Daily

  The following is a statement from Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito, Bishop of Palm Beach, regarding the death of Bishop Thomas V. Daily, Bishop Emeritus of Brooklyn, and who served as the first Bishop of Palm Beach. It was Bishop Daily who ordained Bishop Barbarito as a bishop. While serving

Diocese of Palm Beach Issues a Statement in Response to the Release of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation

The following is a statement from Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito, Bishop of Palm Beach, regarding the release earlier today of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation titled Amoris Laetitia, "The Joy of Love”:   Statement from Bishop Barbarito Regarding Pope Francis Apostolic Exhortation

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