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  • 2018 Women’s Conference an unqualified success
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-02-07

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  • 2018 Catholic Days at the Capitol
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-02-01

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  • Archbishop laments “act of senseless violence” in Florida school massacre
    NEW YORK – In response to a school massacre in Parkland, Florida, on Wednesday, one of almost 150 that have occurred in America since 2010, Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami lamented “another act of senseless violence and horrifying evil,” and called for the people within his diocese to come together ... read more
    Source: CruxPublished on 2018-02-14
  • Bishop Conference President Reaction to Shooting at Florida High School
    WASHINGTON—Following the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, called for prayer and healing. The full statement is as follows:"We are deeply saddened by the shootings in Broward County, Florida, and by the needless ... read more
    Source: USCCBPublished on 2018-02-14
  • U.S. bishops: federal budget should not be balanced ‘on backs of the poor’
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the Trump administration’s 2019 federal budget proposal on Monday, the U.S. Catholic bishops are urging for a budget that shows greater concern for “‘the least of these” and warning that the U.S. “must never seek to balance the budget on the backs of the poor ... read more
    Source: CruxPublished on 2018-02-13
  • Federal Budget Should Build Toward Common Good, Say U.S. Bishops Chairmen
    WASHINGTON— After the Trump Administration released its federal budget proposal, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, Archbishop for the Military Services, USA, chairman of the Committee on International Justice and Peace, and the Most Reverend Frank J. Dewane, Bishop of Venice, Florida, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' ... read more
    Source: USCCBPublished on 2018-02-12
  • 2018 Women’s Conference an unqualified success
    Fort Myers | More than 800 women put aside their troubles and challenges for about six hours and took the time to focus on their relationship with Lord, with the help of fellowship, inspiring speakers, Adoration and Mass. Christine Gergen of Our Lady of Light Parish in Fort Myers described ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-02-07
  • Youth festival inspires participants
    Wauchula | It takes courage and wisdom to hear the Lord’s call and respond. The challenge of accepting that call with a renewed urgency was put forth for about 200 young men and women who participated in the 2018 youth festival at St. Michael Parish in Wauchula. Middle and high ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-02-07
  • Bishop Dewane says Francis has put Church’s social tradition ‘front stage’
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Pope Francis has taken the rich social tradition of the Church that was championed by Pope John Paul II and “made it front stage,” says Bishop Frank Dewane. Dewane, Bishop of Venice, Florida and chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Domestic ... read more
    Source: CruxPublished on 2018-02-07
  • Marriage is something to be celebrated
    Fort Myers | Every year, Feb. 7-14 is celebrated as National Marriage Week. This week provides an opportunity for married couples to “celebrate the gift and blessings of marriage.” Included in the week is World Marriage Day Feb. 11, which honors husbands and wives as the foundation of the family, ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-02-06
  • 2018 Catholic Days at the Capitol
    2/1/2018 For two days, each year Catholics from around the state gather in Tallahassee to participate in Catholic Days at the Capitol. A group from the Diocese of Venice, 29 strong, traveled by bus to the Capitol from Jan. 30-31 to put into action the faith’s call to political ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-02-01
  • Bears offer comfort to officer families
    KISSIMMEE | As Megan O’Grady stood in the lobby of the Kissimmee Police Department Jan. 15, she looked both kind and anxious. The Bishop Verot High School sophomore, accompanied by her parents, her little brother and her grandmother, made the three-hour car ride with precious cargo. Megan is the founder ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-01-24
  • Students get lesson on respecting all living things
    Naples | It is not every day that a blind raccoon is welcomed into the seventh-grade science classroom of teacher Sheila DiMarco of St. Ann Catholic School, but Jan. 16 was one such day. Trouper the Blind Raccoon, a wildlife ambassador who has been featured in local media and “National ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-01-23
  • Large group attends March in D.C.
    WASHINGTON, D.C. | A group of more than 300 from the Diocese of Venice took part in the 45th Annual National March for Life in Washington Jan. 19, joining hundreds of thousands from across the country to be a witness for life. Bishop Frank J. Dewane was among the group, ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-01-23
  • Our Mother’s House celebrates latest expansion
    Venice | With the snip of a large pair of scissors on Jan. 22, the latest expansion of Our Mother’s House of Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice Inc. in Venice officially opened. The blessing and dedication of the William and Mary Frank Residences adds five additional apartments, bringing the total ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-01-23
  • Catholic leaders urge Congress to adopt budget that protects the poor
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two Catholic leaders have urged Congress to adopt a budget bill that protects programs that serve the country’s poor people, prevents the deportation of young immigrants and upholds environmental stewardship. Dominican Sister Donna Markham, president and CEO of Catholic Charities USA, and Bishop Frank J. Dewane of ... read more
    Source: CruxPublished on 2018-01-19
  • Haitian community celebrates independence
    Bonita Springs | On Jan. 1, 1804, the first independent republic of black people was created in Haiti, the second nation to break the bond of colonialism after the United States. So on the 214th anniversary of this historic occasion, the Diocesan Office of the Haitian Apostolate in conjunction with ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-01-10
  • Students help counterparts affected by Irma
    NAPLES | In an amazing gesture of kindness and unity, the students of St. Joseph Catholic School in Bradenton presented a check to their counterparts at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School in Naples who are still recovering from the damages caused by Hurricane Irma. The presentation of $11,750 took place ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-01-02
  • ‘Problematic’ or ‘prudential judgment’?: U.S. tax reform debated by Catholics
    NEW YORK — In the final moments before the House of Representatives voted to approve the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Tuesday, Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, the House Democratic leader, took to the floor and cited the U.S. Catholic bishops in her closing arguments against the bill. Quoting ... read more
    Source: CruxPublished on 2017-12-21
  • President Should Work with Congress Toward Acceptable Tax Bill, Says U.S. Bishops Chairman
    WASHINGTON— After the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate passed The Tax Reform and Jobs Act, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, drew attention to unacceptable problems that remain, and called on President ... read more
    Source: USCCBPublished on 2017-12-20
  • 2018 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering February 3-6, Will Focus on Racism, Environment, Immigration
    WASHINGTON—The 2018 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering will take place February 3-6, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. The Gathering, organized by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and 16 collaborating organizations, attracts more than 500 participants from around the country and seeks to equip Catholic leaders ... read more
    Source: USCCBPublished on 2017-12-18
  • Giving Back on Thanksgiving
    Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 12/9/17 Two parishes in the Diocese of Venice took the idea of Thanksgiving to another level this year by giving back to help others. St. John the Evangelist Parish in Naples took over the long-running Thanksgiving in the Park in Immokalee, where approximately 1,500 people ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2017-12-09
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