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  • Christmas Appeal seeks needed funds
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-12-05

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  • Presidentes de Comités de la USCCB reciben con agrado las modificaciones al “impuesto de estacionamiento” pero buscan la derogación completa por parte del Congreso
    WASHINGTON— La guía promulgada ayer por el Departamento del Tesoro es un "esfuerzo para aliviar el 'impuesto de estacionamiento’”, pero “se necesita un alivio total por parte del Congreso", según expresaron el Arzobispo Joseph E. Kurtz de Louisville, Presidente del Comité de Libertad Religiosa de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos ... read more
    Source: USCCBPublished on 2018-12-11
  • Bishop Chairmen Express Relief at Modifications to “Parking Lot Tax” But Seek Full Repeal
    WASHINGTON–The guidance promulgated yesterday by the Treasury Department is an “effort to alleviate the ‘parking lot tax,’” but “full relief is needed from Congress,” according to Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee for Religious Liberty, and Bishop Frank J. ... read more
    Source: USCCBPublished on 2018-12-11
  • Catholic groups see major harm for immigrants in changing public benefits
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — A proposal by the Trump administration to deny green cards to legal immigrants using public assistance “will dramatically change the process of legal migration and make it increasingly difficult for low-income and working-class individuals to legally migrate to the United States.” That’s the view of the U.S. ... read more
    Source: CruxPublished on 2018-12-07
  • Christmas Appeal seeks needed funds
    Venice | Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice Inc. is best known as a highly rated social service agency that assists thousands of people in the community each year. But Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice is so much more. Behind the many statistics are the real people who are helped each ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-12-05
  • St. Katharine Drexel Church rededicated
    Cape Coral | It took some time, but the results were spectacular as St. Katharine Drexel Parish just completed a major renovation and repair job on its Church building. So much of the Church was repaired, and the altar replaced, that Bishop Frank J. Dewane presided over a rededication Nov. ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-12-05
  • ‘Homeless Jesus’ statue blessed at Cathedral
    Venice | Bishop Frank J. Dewane dedicated and blessed a “Homeless Jesus” statue Nov. 25 outside Epiphany Cathedral in Venice. The sculpture is located by the south entrance to the Cathedral, across from the U.S. Post Office. It serves as a visual representation of Matthew 25 which states: “In truth ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-12-05
  • Verot senior wins Jeopardy! Teen Tournament
    Fort Myers | A 17-year-old devout Catholic from Bonita Springs who is the captain of the A-Team (Quiz Bowl) and her high school’s golf team as well as the 2018 Jeopardy! Teen Tournament Champion. Who is Claire Sattler? “It still absolutely feels like I’m dreaming,” Claire said of her winning ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-12-05
  • Cathedral illuminated in red for persecuted Christians
    Venice | Epiphany Cathedral in Venice was illuminated in red as the Diocese participated in the “Courage in Red” initiative to shine the light on the plight of persecuted Christians. In addition to the illuminating of the Cathedral Nov. 28, a variety of activities took place throughout the Diocese in ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-12-04
  • Cathedral illuminated in Red for Persecuted Christians
    Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 12/4/2018 Epiphany Cathedral in Venice was illuminated in red as the Diocese participated in the “Courage in Red” initiative to shine the light on the plight of persecuted Christians. In addition to the illuminating of the Cathedral on Nov. 28, a variety of activities took ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-12-04
  • Christmas Appeal seeks needed funds
    Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 12/4/2018 Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice, Inc., is best known as a highly rated social service agency that assists thousands of people in the community each year. But Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice is so much more. Behind the many statistics are the real people ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-12-04
  • Verot senior wins Jeopardy! Teen Tournament
    Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 12/3/2018 A 17-year-old devout Catholic Bishop Verot Catholic High School Senior from Bonita Springs who is the Captain of the A-Team (Quiz Bowl) and Lady Viking Golf Team as well as the 2018 Jeopardy! Teen Tournament Champion. Who is Claire Sattler? Claire Sattler, Bishop Verot ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-12-04
  • Local athletes do well
    Staff Report – Florida Catholic 12/4/2018 The Fall sports season has come to an end and many athletes and teams from Diocesan Catholic High Schools did themselves proud with the performances on the court, in the pool and on the field. The Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School Lady Cougar Volleyball ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-12-04
  • Thanksgiving celebrated around the Diocese
    Staff Report – Florida Catholic 12/4/2018 The Thanksgiving holiday brings people together for a meal with the opportunity to thank the Lord for all that has been provided during the past year. Bishop Frank J. Dewane helps serve a hot meal at the Knights of Columbus Council 3358 in Sarasota ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-12-04
  • U.S. bishops ask Senate to pass prison reform bill
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops released a letter last week urging the Senate to pass the bipartisan First Step Act, which aims to “improve the lives of thousands of people impacted by our federal criminal justice system.” The First Step Act, currently on the Senate ... read more
    Source: CruxPublished on 2018-11-29
  • Academy is first Diocesan school to be STREAM certified
    Sarasota | After a thorough assessment and examination, St. Mary Academy in Sarasota was awarded the title of a certified STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) school. The Academy is the first Catholic school in the Diocese of Venice, and the first ESE (Exceptional Student Education) school in ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-11-19
  • Grandparents honored at St. John Neumann
    Naples | Grandparents, a vital link to the past — most importantly the faith — were welcomed to St. John Neumann Catholic High School in Naples for a special celebration Nov. 7. That celebration opened with a Mass celebrated by Bishop Frank J. Dewane as students sat with their grandparents ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-11-19
  • Bereavement: Surviving the holidays
    Bonita Springs | The holidays can be a stressful time for everyone, but more so for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. The rush of memories can make it feel as if the loss is happening all over again. To help the bereaved, the Office of ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-11-19
  • Punta Gorda youth tweet pope
    Punta Gorda | A simple exercise for a Parish youth group turned into an outpouring of heartfelt emotion about the Universal Church, their faith and Pope Francis. Rita J. Sheridan, Director of Youth Ministries at Sacred Heart Parish in Punta Gorda, organized her sixth- eighth-graders to compose messages, or tweets, ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-11-19
  • More than 1,500 attend Veterans Day Mass
    SARASOTA | It was 100 years ago, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 when the guns fell silent and the horror that was World War I was over. Each year, Nov. 11 is set aside to honor all veterans, both living and ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-11-19
  • Honoring Our Veterans: More than 1,500 attend Veterans Day Mass
    Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 11/15/2018 It was 100 years ago, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of 1918, when the guns fell silent and horror that was World War I was over. Each year Nov. 11 is set aside to honor all veterans, both living and deceased, ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-11-15
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