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Florida Catholic

  • New Parish Hall dedicated and blessed in Fort Myers
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-05-21

Crux

  • Four bishops sign on to letter voicing concerns with Equality Act
    Source: CruxPublished on 2019-05-12

USCCB

  • U.S. Bishops’ Chairmen Respond to U.S. House Vote on Equality Act
    Source: USCCBPublished on 2019-05-17

More Diocesan Stories

  • Hispanic Emmaus group holds gathering
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-05-22

 

 


All Current News in the Diocese

  • Scouts learn about Ten Commandments
    Venice | When you are member of the Scouts, you go on hikes to learn various lessons in wayfinding, survival and ecology. Along the shores of the Myakka River in Venice Sept 15, Scouts from across the Diocese Venice combined their traditional hike with a strong religious twist. They learned ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-09-25
  • Couple copes with loss the Delaney way
    BRADENTON | There was something special about a married couple who attended the Diocese of Venice Religious Freedom Film Festival in Sarasota during the summer; maybe it was the way they introduced themselves. “Our faith is everything to us,” said Chuck Delaney, who said those words with sheer conviction, leading ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-09-25
  • Palmetto parish celebrates special Feast Day
    Palmetto | Sept. 14 was the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, a day with special meaning for the faithful of Holy Cross Parish in Palmetto. A bilingual Mass and celebration were held which brought together the diverse faith community. “Our Parish bears the name of the symbol ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-09-25
  • Opponent’s injury inspires team’s compassion
    Fort Myers | When high school football teams play in the state of Florida, it is serious business and injuries are common; it is the nature of a sport in which the players slam into each other with great force. During the Sept. 7 game between Bishop Verot Catholic High ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-09-25
  • Faithful reach out to migrant workers
    Clewiston | José Garcia (whose name was changed to protect his family) has simple goals in life: to care for his family and to be sure they are safe and stay together. These aspirations are the same for which all families hope. But for a migrant farmworker toiling 60 hours ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-09-25
  • Catholic leaders oppose administration’s plan to limit green cards
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Catholic leaders are speaking out against a Trump administration proposed rule announced Sept. 22 that would deny green cards to legal immigrants using public assistance. The 447-page proposal called, “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds,” is published on the Department of Homeland Security’s website. A news release announcing ... read more
    Source: CruxPublished on 2018-09-25
  • Bishop urges Congress to finish work on opioid legislation
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The opioid addiction crisis in the United States is too big to allow Congress to let politics derail passage of a bill to fight opioid abuse, according to Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida. “As the midterm elections and the end of the year approach, it ... read more
    Source: CruxPublished on 2018-09-23
  • Statement in Response to Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Immigrants and Public Benefits
    WASHINGTON--On September 22, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that dramatically alters certain longstanding government policies related to legal immigrants' access to essential safety net programs.  Bishop Joe Vasquez, Chair of the Committee on Migration and Bishop of Austin, Texas, together with Bishop Frank ... read more
    Source: USCCBPublished on 2018-09-23
  • Domestic Justice Chairman Encourages Congressional Efforts to Address the Opioid Crisis
    WASHINGTON—As Congress considers a bipartisan bill that addresses several aspects of the opioid crisis, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the USCCB's Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, applauded Congressional efforts to address the crisis and encouraged lawmakers not to allow politics to delay their work.Bishop ... read more
    Source: USCCBPublished on 2018-09-21
  • Bishop Dewane expects best from Catholic school students
    Cape Coral | During the first month of the 2018-2019 academic year Bishop Frank J. Dewane has been celebrating the Mass for the students at each of the 15 Catholic schools in the Diocese of Venice. The theme for the Masses has been to encourage the students to heed the ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-09-11
  • Diocese of Venice group prepares for V Encuentro national gathering
    Fort myers | The Diocese of Venice is sending a delegation of 20 people to the Sept. 20-23 V National Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino Ministry in Grapevine, Texas, a suburb of Fort Worth. This National Encuentro gathering is a key moment in the multiyear outreach initiated by the U.S. Conference of ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-09-11
  • Faithful celebrate Patroness of Cuba
    Naples | The Cuban faithful of St. Agnes Parish in Naples celebrated the feast day of Our Lady of Charity, Patroness of Cuba, Sept. 8 with a Mass. The feast also falls on the same day as the solemn Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Mass was celebrated by ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-09-11
  • 40 Days for Life fall campaign will begin Sept. 26
    Venice | Coming soon will be another chance to stand up for life. The 40 Days for Life fall campaign begins Sept. 26 in Fort Myers and Sarasota, and will continue until Nov. 4. Participants often reflect about how rewarding it is to participate when the only requirement is to ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-09-11
  • Blue Mass honors first responders
    VENICE | For the eighth consecutive year, the Knights of Columbus Our Lady of Lourdes Council 9924 organized a Mass with the intention of honoring all active, retired and deceased first responders. The Mass also served as a commemoration of the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-09-11
  • Bishops for Labor Day: The poor’s plight is ‘the Gospel, pure and simple’
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Echoing what Pope Francis said during a Mass in May, the bishop who heads the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development said, “The struggle of working people, of the poor” is not first a “social or political question. No! It is the Gospel, pure ... read more
    Source: CruxPublished on 2018-08-31
  • Diocese works to create a Safe Environment
    Venice | Recent events continue to underscore the importance of protecting children, young people and adults from sexual abuse and supporting victims/survivors as they bravely come forward with their reports. All forms of sexual abuse are intrinsically evil, especially those that occur within the Catholic Church. It is the commitment ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-08-30
  • Mexican Consulate offers mobile services in Venice
    VENICE | Representatives from the Mexican Mobile Consulate from Orlando, an official branch of the Mexican government that operates offices in the United States, offered their services Aug. 18-19 at Epiphany Cathedral in Venice. Approximately 250 people received a variety of services, including updating passports, filling out paperwork for a ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-08-30
  • ‘Luncheons 4 Life’ energizing pro-life faithful in Lee, Collier
    Venice | The idea of bringing the local pro-life community together for lunch to listen to speakers once each month was the brainchild of two friends, Janine Marrone and Kathie Majerchin, who were energized by the Holy Spirit. “Everything that has happened since I met Kathie and started Luncheons 4 ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-08-30
  • First of 20,000 blessed rosaries distributed
    Naples | On the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, it was appropriate that rosaries to be distributed across the Diocese were blessed by Bishop Frank J. Dewane in Naples following two Catholic school Masses. Approximately 20,000 rosaries will be blessed and distributed to each Catholic school ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-08-30
  • Labor Day Statement Calls for Just Wages for a Flourishing Society
    WASHINGTON—In his 2018 Labor Day statement, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, calls for all persons to work together for just wages, which are necessary for families to flourish. A just wage is one that "not only ... read more
    Source: USCCBPublished on 2018-08-30
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