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    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-04-23

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    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-04-09

 

 


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  • Students enriched by Catholic Days at the Capitol
    Sarasota  |  Nearly half of the 68 people from the Diocese of Venice who took the long journey to participate in Catholic Days at the Capitol in late March were Catholic high school students. The 29 students, split between Bishop Verot Catholic High School in Fort Myers and Cardinal Mooney ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-04-09
  • Charismatic Renewal event channels Holy Spirit
    Venice  |  The 2019 Diocese of Venice English Charismatic Renewal annual conference was held March 30 at Epiphany Cathedral in Venice. The theme for the conference was “Holy Spirit Breathe on Me.”  With powerful speakers, inspirational music as well as praise and worship, the conference served to inspire those in ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-04-09
  • Transitional deacons closer to priesthood
    As song and prayer filled the church of St. Joan of Arc in Boca Raton, 15 men laid prostrate, laying down their lives before the altar of Jesus Christ. The Church was filled with family members, friends, guests, seminary faculty and leaders, priests and brother seminarians, all a witness of ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-04-09
  • Bishop Dewane dedicates, blesses altar at St. Michael
    WAUCHULA  |  It was with great excitement that parishioners of St. Michael Parish in Wauchula welcomed Bishop Frank J. Dewane March 24 for the consecration of a new altar. The dedication, anointing and blessing of the new altar coincided with a Parish Family Day 2019 celebration meaning many families, and ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-03-26
  • St. Joseph serves as an example
    Bradenton  |  St. Joseph, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and stepfather of Jesus Christ, serves as an example for us all as he responded to the call of the Lord each time and with his heart and soul. The Feast of St. Joseph took place on March 19 and ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-03-26
  • Bishop speaks to young adults
    Sarasota  |  A recent gathering of like-minded young Catholic adults on a beautiful March evening included some adult beverages, good food and lively conversation.  This was the March 14 gathering of Theology on Tap in Sarasota, during which the young adults heard from the shepherd of the Diocese of Venice, ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-03-26
  • Sacrament of Holy Matrimony celebrated
    Venice  | There is a misconception that claims that marriage is an old institution that needs to be done away with or redefined, because marriages do not seem to last. Leon and Ann Reser disagree whole-heartedly. They will be celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary Sept. 5. They overcame typical ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-03-26
  • Catholics experience Holy Spirit in different ways
    Sarasota  |  This Lenten Season the Diocese of Venice Office of Evangelization has been presenting an opportunity to grow closer to the Lord through Mercy Nights. The evenings include praise and worship, music and Eucharistic Adoration all intended to lead participants to prepare their hearts in a particular way for ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-03-26
  • Bishops say EPA plan to roll back pollution rule would harm the unborn
    WASHINGTON | Unborn children would face greater health risks if the Environmental Protection Agency moves to rescind a rule regulating hazardous air pollutants emitted by power plants, said the chairmen of two U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ committees. The bishops argued in a March 22 statement that the Mercury and ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-03-25
  • Bishops say EPA plan to roll back pollution rule would harm the unborn
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Unborn children would face greater health risks if the Environmental Protection Agency moves to rescind a rule regulating hazardous air pollutants emitted by power plants, said the chairmen of two U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ committees. The bishops argued in a March 22 statement that the Mercury ... read more
    Source: CruxPublished on 2019-03-25
  • Concern Over New Mercury Rule Expressed by Chairmen of U.S. Bishops’ Domestic Justice and Pro-Life Activities Committees; Bishops Call it “Troubling”
    WASHINGTON—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a new rule that deems it no longer “appropriate and necessary” to regulate mercury and other hazardous air pollutants emitted by power plants. Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development and ... read more
    Source: USCCBPublished on 2019-03-22
  • Historic flooding in Midwest threatening lives, destroying livelihoods
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ domestic policy committee late March 19 expressed grief over the lives and livelihoods lost and threatened by the historic flooding in the Midwest and offered prayers for recovery. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of life and the damage caused ... read more
    Source: CruxPublished on 2019-03-21
  • Bishops say ‘sweeping regulations’ of Equality Act will harm society
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a joint letter to Congress March 20, the chairmen of three committees of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said they oppose to the Equality Act because while it is meant to provide protections to those who identify as LGBT, it would impose “sweeping regulations to ... read more
    Source: CruxPublished on 2019-03-21
  • U.S. Bishops’ Chairmen Reaffirm Authentic Human Dignity and Rights in Letter to Congress Opposing Equality Act
    WASHINGTON—Three chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) have written in public opposition to the Equality Act (H.R. 5 / S. 788), which was introduced in Congress on March 13, 2019. The Act would add the new terms “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the definition of “sex” ... read more
    Source: USCCBPublished on 2019-03-20
  • U.S. Bishops’ Chairman Offers Prayers for Recovery, After Flooding in the Midwest
    WASHINGTON—After historic flooding brought devastation to parts of the Midwest, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida and Chairman of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, expressed grief over the lives lost and threatened by the floods and offered prayers for recovery. The full statement follows: ... read more
    Source: USCCBPublished on 2019-03-19
  • Rite of Election – Large number set to enter Church at Easter Vigil
    By Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic A large group of women and men who will join the Catholic Church within the Diocese of Venice at the Easter Vigil were recognized during the annual Rite of Election at Epiphany Cathedral on the first Sunday of Lent on March 10. This annual tradition ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-03-15
  • Bishop Dewane Extends Appreciation to all volunteers
    Susan Laielli – Special to the Florida Catholic For the nearly 400 people who joined Bishop Frank J. Dewane at February 23 Mass in Appreciation of Volunteers at Our Lady of Light Parish in Fort Myers, it was a day to celebrate their work in the Diocese of Venice Parishes, Missions ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-03-15
  • Ash Wednesday marks beginning of Lenten Journey
    Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic “Remember that you are dust, and unto dust you shall return” are the words one hears when ashes are formed in the sign of the cross and imposed on the forehead on Ash Wednesday. The ashes come from the blessed Palm Sunday celebration of the ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-03-15
  • Seminarian receives Ministry of Acolyte
    Staff Report – Vatican City Diocese of Venice Seminarian Alexander Pince was received into the Ministry of Acolyte during a Feb. 24 Mass on Vatican City. Pince was one of 43 seminarians from Pontifical North American College to receive this honor in the College Chapel of the Immaculate Conception from ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-03-15
  • Scripture Series looks at Bible in fresh way
    Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic Curtis Mitch describes studying Sacred Scripture as a journey to discover God’s will in your life. This was the starting point for the latest Diocese of Venice Office of Evangelization Scripture Series which was held Feb. 21 at St. Patrick Parish in Sarasota. Mitch co-authored ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-03-15
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