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Jun 21, 2017

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 6/21/17 Religious liberty is still under siege – in this country and around the world – which is why the annual Fortnight for Freedom observance continues in 2017 running from June 21 — the vigil of the Feasts of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More — to July 4, Independence […]

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 6/21/17 Bishop Frank J. Dewane, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, delivered a report to the USCCB spring assembly of the in Indianapolis on June 15, updating the group on health care reform. This is just the latest in a string of […]

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 6/21/17 Mission trips are something special for the youth who accept the challenge to participate and experience encountering Christ in the world by foregoing the traditional option of vacations or having fun; instead voluntarily choosing to challenge themselves both personally and spiritually. One large group, representing four parishes, recently completed […]

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) See Spanish version below To commemorate the Golden Jubilee of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, the Diocese of Venice, the English and Spanish Catholic Charismatic Renewal Commissions will be hosting a Conference at the Charlotte Harbor Event Center on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The idea of […]

Open in shadow of Planned Parenthood headquarters By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 6/21/17 A life-affirming pregnancy clinic has opened in the shadow on the regional headquarters of Planned Parenthood in Sarasota. Community Pregnancy Clinics, with offices in Naples and Fort Myers, has expanded its Pro-Life reach to open in Sarasota. The new clinic, at 1419 […]

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 6/21/17 For the past two years, a fledgling men’s choir has grown into a centerpiece for the Catholic Haitian Community at St. Peter the Apostle Parish in Naples. The choir consists of more than 30 men who dress in identical black blazers, white shirts and pants and red ties and […]

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 6/21/17 St. Michael Parish in Wauchula looks for ways to engage their youth in unique ways that are both fun and spiritually fulfilling. The large program includes more than 900 active students in the various levels of religious education. During the summer, to keep the girls connected to the Parish, several […]

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 6/21/17 More than 600 FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) missionaries and staff made an act of consecration to Jesus through Mary on June 13 at Ave Maria Parish in Ave Maria. The consecration was held to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the second Marian apparition of Fatima. The […]

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 6/21/17 Respect Life representatives from parishes across the Diocese of Venice recently gathered to recap their activities from the past year and plan to encourage more people to join in the cause for Life in the future. The Diocese of Venice Coalition for Life Annual Leaders Meeting was held June […]

Corpus Christi celebrated The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) is a tradition that dates back centuries and is often marked by a unique expression, a Eucharistic Procession. It is a celebration of the Eucharist and the Real Presence, the Solemnity took place June 18. The Eucharist is central […]

Jun 05, 2017

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 6/5/17 In a public response to the call of Christ, Krzysztof (Kris) Piotrowski, 28, was Ordained to the Priesthood by Bishop Frank J. Dewane during a Mass on June 3 at Epiphany Cathedral in Venice. The poignant and emotional rite place Father Piotrowski in a new role as he is […]

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 6/5/17 The culmination of God’s creativity in our midst comes when the Holy Spirit first came upon the Apostles and they thus began our Church as we know it today, celebrated June 4 as the Solemnity of Pentecost. The gift from God is the promise given to the Disciples by […]

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 6/5/17 The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season got off to an early start with the development of Tropical Storm Arlene in the Eastern Atlantic in April. (See Hurricane Prayer in English and Spanish below) With Bret, Cindy, Don, Emily next on the list of names for potential future storms, now is time […]

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 6/5/17 Bishop Frank J. Dewane, Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, continues to be at the forefront of many of the national issues being debated including the budget and health care reform. The Bishop consistently emphasizes the moral imperatives involved in such […]

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 6/5/17 The Diocese of Venice seminarians have completed another year of studies on the pathway to becoming priests and now they are actively participating in a variety of summer assignments to help broaden their experiences either in parishes or in the classroom. “Summer assignments offer a unique opportunity for the men […]

Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 6/5/17 A group of students from St. John Neumann Catholic High School in Naples put their classroom lessons on Catholic Social Teaching to work when they participated in a weeklong Christian Service Retreat. The group travelled about 40 minutes from their school to Immokalee, a short physical distance but the retreat […]

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 6/5/17 During the last week of the academic year at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School in Port Charlotte, Bishop Frank J. Dewane offered words of encouragement and gave the students a homework assignment for the summer: “Pray to your friend Jesus.” Bishop Dewane celebrated the Mass on May 23 and […]

Youth express “Care for God’s Creation” in art and words By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 6/5/17 Protecting the world God has created for us is one of the fundamental principles of Catholic Social Teaching. One way to do this is to encourage the protection of the environment for future generations. With this in mind, the […]

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 6/5/17 The Catholic Community Foundation of Southwest Florida Inc. has awarded the first recipients of the Mary Fran Carroll Scholarship, a new academic scholarship. Made possible through the Catholic legacy of Mary Fran Carroll and her generous gift to the Foundation, seven academic scholarships of $3,000 each were presented to […]

Jun 02, 2017

Relocation allows for space, added grades Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 6/2/17 Bishop Frank J. Dewane was joined by honored guests for a blessing and ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 24 for the new home of St. Catherine Catholic School in Sebring. Along with adding sixth-grade to its Pre-K3 to fifth-grade classes that are currently offered, the […]