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    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-03-14

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  • U.S. Bishops to Discuss Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care and Hear Update on National V Encuentro at June General Assembly in Fort Lauderdale, June 13-14
    WASHINGTON—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will gather for their annual Spring General Assembly, June 13-14 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. During the assembly, the full body of bishops will address a variety of topics including ethical and religious directives for Catholic healthcare services, a pastoral response to Asian and ... read more
    Source: USCCBPublished on 2018-05-11
  • Catholic Charities Annual Report shows impact
    Venice | The one thing which makes Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice Inc. unique is how much its services and programs impact local communities. During the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2017, a dedicated group of workers and volunteers helped improve the lives of 41,112 individuals and families with ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-05-08
  • May dedicated to Blessed Virgin Mary
    Venice | The Blessed Virgin Mary’s path of faith and hope serves as an example to all. This is just one of the reasons that the Universal Church dedicates the month of May to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The month serves as an opportunity to reflect upon the season of ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-05-08
  • Confirmandi perfectly bound to Church as true witnesses to Christ
    Sarasota | Through the Sacrament of Confirmation, Christian initiation is completed, as the recipients become more perfectly bound to the Church as a true witness to Christ. This is how Pope Francis views Confirmation, which he said is a Sacrament which must be understood as a continuation of the faith ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-05-08
  • May dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary
    Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic The Blessed Virgin Mary’s path of faith and hope serves as an example to all. This is just one of the reasons that the Universal Church dedicates the Month of May to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The month serves as an opportunity to reflect upon the ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-05-08
  • Sacrament of Confirmation: More Perfectly Bound to the Church as a True Witnesses to Christ
    Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic Through the Sacrament of Confirmation, Christian initiation is completed, as the recipients become more perfectly bound to the Church as a true witness to Christ. This is how Pope Francis views Confirmation which he said is a Sacrament which must be understood as a continuation ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-05-08
  • Retiring Mooney President leaves lasting legacy
    By Karen Christie – Special to the Florida Catholic After 39 years of compassion, loyalty, and devotion to Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School, Sister Mary Lucia Haas, Sister of Notre Dame, the school’s President, will be retiring at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. I had the pleasure to ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-05-08
  • New Diocesan Stewardship and Development Director settles in
    Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic With a broad base of experience, for the past 19 years in the Archdiocese of Newark, Carla Repollet, the new Diocese of Venice Stewardship and Development Director, brings a unique perspective to stewardship and development. With fresh ideas, Repollet is reaching out to Parishes throughout ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-05-08
  • Retiring Mooney President leaves lasting legacy
    Sarasota | After 39 years of compassion, loyalty and devotion to Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School, Sister Mary Lucia Haas, Sister of Notre Dame, the school’s President, will retire at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. I had the pleasure to talk to Sister Haas about this important time ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-05-08
  • Bishop Chairmen, Ecumenical and Interfaith Leaders Strongly Support Legislation Keeping Kids First in Adoption and Foster Care
    WASHINGTON—At the start of National Foster Care Month, three bishop chairmen, faith leaders, and numerous nonprofit organizations sent a letter to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady urging the committee to give a high priority to the enactment of the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act of 2017 (H.R. ... read more
    Source: USCCBPublished on 2018-05-01
  • Incarnation is named best private school by local magazine
    Sarasota | Incarnation Catholic School in Sarasota has been named Best Private School in the Sarasota-Manatee area by SRQ Magazine. As the announcement stated: “Many parents want to send their children to private school in the Sarasota-Manatee area. So, what can readers teach us about the choices? Incarnation Catholic School ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-04-25
  • School in portables during hurricane repairs
    Naples | Eleven shiny white buildings sit in the parking lot of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School in Naples, the new temporary home for the students from Pre-K3 to fifth grade. On April 10, the students returned from Easter break and loved what they found. “It’s so pretty,” one Pre-K ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-04-25
  • Seminarian Ordained as Transitional Deacon
    Boca Raton | Diocese of Venice Seminarian Carlos Encinas feels blessed and at peace following his Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate April 14 at St. Joan of Arc Parish Church, Boca Raton. Transitional Deacon Encinas said a few days later that “the peace and happiness that I experienced that day ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-04-25
  • New Church dedicated and blessed in Lakewood Ranch
    Lakewood Ranch | Richard and Monica Rice have been attending Our Lady of the Angels Parish in Lakewood Ranch since Mass was celebrated in a nearby Lutheran Church where just a few dozen people initially attended. Those days are long in the past as the Parish now has 5,133 individuals ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-04-25
  • New Church Dedicated and Blessed in Lakewood Ranch
    Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic Richard and Monica Rice have been going to Our Lady of the Angels Parish in Lakewood Ranch since Mass was held in a nearby Lutheran Church where just a few dozen people initially attended. Those days are long in the past as the Parish now has ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-04-23
  • Seminarian Ordained as Transitional Deacon
    Diocese of Venice Seminarian Carlos Encinas feels blessed and at peace following his Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate on April 14 at St. Joan of Arc Parish Church, Boca Raton. Diocese of Venice Seminarian Carlos Encinas, a student at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary is presented the Book of ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-04-23
  • Hour of Remembrance reflects on Holocaust
    Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic Many people in the United States observe Yom HaShoah, which is also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day. It commemorates the lives and heroism of the Jewish people who were slaughtered by the Nazis between 1933 and 1945. Here in the Diocese of Venice, Bishop Frank J. ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-04-23
  • Catholic, other groups voice misgivings over 2018 farm bill
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — With the 2018 version of the farm bill having been voted out of committee for consideration by the full House, Catholic groups and other rural advocates are voicing their misgivings about many of its provisions. Conservation programs that reward farmers and ranchers were zeroed out of the ... read more
    Source: CruxPublished on 2018-04-22
  • Jubilarians honored at Chrism Mass
    VENICE | The priests serving or living in the Diocese celebrating their 25th and 50th anniversaries were recognized for their years of service to Holy Mother Church March 27 during the annual Chrism Mass at Epiphany Cathedral in Venice. During a reception in the Parish hall, the 14 Jubilarian priests ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-04-13
  • Retreat inspires young Catholics to make time for God
    VENICE | More than 80 youth opened their hearts to the loving word of God for 48 hours and left the retreat inspired and motivated to spread the good news. The high school youth participated in the annual Diocese-hosted NET Ministries (National Evangelization Team based in Minnesota) retreat on the ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-04-13
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