Bishop's Statements



Living the Truth in Love: At the Heart of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is upon us. It is a day when we get together with our families to give thanks to God for the many blessings we have received. Thanksgiving is a national holiday and one which reminds us of the blessings bestowed upon us in our great nation. As the Christmas season draws nearer, with its

Catholic Bishops of Florida urge Governor Scott to spare the life of Patrick Hannon; Floridians pray for an end to the use of the death penalty

      TALLAHASSEE, FL  – The Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops urges Governor Rick Scott to spare the life of Patrick Hannon. Hannon is scheduled to be executed Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. for the 1991 murders of Brandon Snider and Robert Carter. In a November 6

Living the Truth in Love: Identity Theft – Nothing New

Identity theft is a crime which affects many people. In fact, a major credit bureau recently experienced a breach which could impact over 145 million people. With personal information, criminals can open credit accounts, file tax returns, redirect social security benefits, buy property and many more

Living the Truth in Love: Be Not Afraid

October is Respect Life Month which begins the annual Program of Respect for Life as called for by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The theme for this year's program is Be Not Afraid (Mt 28, 20). These words of our Lord, which He spoke at His Ascension are found over and over again

Living the Truth in Love: Pope Francis Takes the A Train

It would not be unusual in southern Florida to be familiar with the subway system of New York City. While many other cities in our country and in other parts of the world have subway systems, there is none so expansive or complicated as that of New York. This year, in particular, we have been

Emergency National Collection to Assist Dioceses Affected by Hurricane Harvey

  Diocese of Palm Beach Announces an Emergency Collection to Help those Impacted by Hurricane Harvey (DPB special collection to take place  September 16th & 17th or September 23rd & 24th. Click to read press release WASHINGTON—Archbishop José H. Gomez

A Call For Solidarity With Our Brothers And Sisters Impacted By Hurricane Harvey

WASHINGTON—U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) president, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, has called for prayers and solidarity with those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Cardinal DiNardo also called on all people of good will to closely monitor future calls for assistance

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

Bishops Urge Governor Scott to Spare the Life of Mark Asay; Floridians Pray for an End to the Use of the Death Penalty

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Michael B. Sheedy Executive Director (850) 205-6820   Bishops urge Governor Scott to spare the life of Mark Asay Floridians pray for an end to the use of the death penalty   TALLAHASSEE, FL  – After eighteen months with no executions

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