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Nov 02, 2017

By Michael Morse – Florida Catholic 11/2/17 The Catholic Community Foundation of Southwest Florida Inc. has awarded the first Mary Fran Carroll Scholarships for non-traditional students. Made possible through the Catholic legacy of Mary Fran Carroll and her generous gift to the Foundation, three academic scholarships of $3,000 each were awarded to residents of Sarasota County. […]

Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 11/2/17 The Diocese of Venice has announced a reorganization which includes a new Director of Evangelization and subsequently a new Director of the Institute for Catholic Studies and Formation. Joshua Mazrin joined the Diocese as Director of Evangelization having most recently worked for the Diocese of Brooklyn on speaking engagements […]

Staff Report – Florida Catholic 11/2/17 Two students, one from Bishop Verot Catholic High School in Fort Myers and the other from Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School in Sarasota, have been recognized as being in the top one percent of all high school seniors. Olivia Humpel, of Verot, and Garrett Turner, of Mooney, are 2018 […]

Oct 03, 2017

Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 10/3/17 Wearing play “hard hats” and showing a resilience that reflects their age, the students of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School in Naples returned to their battered school on Oct. 2 with smiles and an enthusiasm that was inspiring. With their parents in tow, the students started arriving at the […]

Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 10/3/17 In the weeks since Hurricane Irma disrupted the lives of so many in the Diocese of Venice, the outpouring of support for those in desperate need has been inspiring. Countless people have donated food, water and more, delivering it to the most devastated areas of the Diocese. People helping […]

Will be there for long road to recovery Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 10/3/17 Isabella Gutierrez feels blessed following Hurricane Irma even though her East Naples home is damaged and lots of water got in through the roof and a broken window. Her family of five is safe. Gutierrez even had a smile on her face […]

Staff Report – Florida Catholic 10/3/17 Diocese of Venice Seminarian Shawn Roser took a major step toward his dream of becoming a priest when he was ordained to the transitional diaconate during a Mass Sept. 28 at the Altar of the Chair of St. Peter in the Papal Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican. […]

Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 10/3/17 Now is the time to let your voices be heard while remaining prayerful and dedicated to the cause of protecting the life of unborn children who face the death sentence of abortion. Dedicated people are standing vigil in front of abortion facilities each day, from Sept. 27 to Nov. […]

Staff Report – Florida Catholic 10/3/17 On September 27, Pope Francis launched the worldwide, two-year “Share the Journey” campaign calling on Catholics and the faithful to ‘encounter’ migrants and refugees in an effort to break down barriers of fear, as well as building bridges of understanding and hospitality. Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), Catholic Relief Services […]

Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 10/3/17 The detailed process of getting feedback from the Hispanic/Latino Catholic faithful of the Diocese of Venice, as part of the larger national V Encuentro effort, has concluded. More than 2,000 people participated in 16 different information sessions at parishes when feedback was solicited as to how the Diocese and […]

Staff Report – Florida Catholic 10/3/17 Parish earns stewardship award Congratulations to Epiphany Cathedral in Venice for receiving the award for Parish Annual Stewardship Renewal / Commitment Materials by the International Catholic Steward Renewal/Commitment Materials by the International Catholic Stewardship Council. This award was for excellence in materials used to promote stewardship at the ICSC […]

Sep 18, 2017

Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 9/18/17 People of faith gathered together in prayer before, during and in the wake of the devastating impact of Hurricane Irma which made landfall in the southern-most part of the Diocese of Venice and left of trail of destruction in its wake. What Irma did not do is to diminish […]

Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma there are many people with stories of how they rode out the storm and turned to prayer for protection from the fierce winds. In Naples, St. Elizabeth Seton Parish Administrator Father Russell Ruggiero feels blessed to be alive after experiencing the ferocity of Irma […]

Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 9/18/17 In the days before Hurricane Irma struck Southwest Florida, Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice Inc. was preparing for the worst, making plans to mobilize as soon as the storm clouds cleared. Since that time, Catholic Charities has set up 12 Hurricane Irma Disaster Response distribution points helping to bring […]

Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 9/18/17 St. Francis Xavier Catholic School Principal John Gulley watched the security cameras at the Fort Myers school from his home throughout Hurricane Irma and cringed whenever something flashed before on several of the cameras. It was not until the next day when Gulley went to the school and found […]

Staff Report – Florida Catholic 9/18/17 A worldwide effort led by Pope Francis and Caritas International to raise awareness for the plight of immigrants and refugees will kick off on Sept. 27. “Share the Journey” is being led in the United States by several USCCB Committees, including the Committee on Migration, boards of directors of […]

By Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 9/18/17 The Catholic Church continues to lead the world on the issue of the sanctity of life, from conception to natural death, regardless of age or condition.  It is our responsibility to do what we can to help others and to promote a greater respect for all human life. […]

Charismatic Renewal Golden Jubilee Celebration rescheduled for Nov. 5 As a result of Hurricane Irma, the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference has been rescheduled for Sunday, Nov. 5 at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Convention Center in Punta Gorda. The Conference will begin at noon and conclude at 8 p.m. A notification has been sent to […]

By Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 9/18/17 Bishop Frank J. Dewane continues to visit and celebrate Mass at the Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Venice for the new academic year. In early September, the Bishop celebrated Mass at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School in Port Charlotte, St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School and St. John […]

By Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 9/18/17 The effects of the opiate epidemic are staggering with drug overdose as the leading cause of death among Americans under 50. To respond to this crisis, the Diocese of Venice, along with Sarasota Ministerial Association, Drug Free Sarasota, the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, the Sarasota Police Department, and […]