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  • Naples Blue Mass honors first responders
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-02-05

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  • Bishops blast Alabama for denying inmate his imam at execution
    Source: CruxPublished on 2019-02-11

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  • New principal named for St. Catherine’s
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-01-17

 

 


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  • Over 12,000 U.S. pilgrims and 34 U.S. Bishops Traveling to Panama for World Youth Day; WYD Stateside Events Expected to Also Draw Thousands of Youth and Young Adults
    WASHINGTON--The United States will be sending over 12,000 youth and young adults, ages 16 to 35, to Panama for the thirty-fourth annual celebration of World Youth Day (WYD). The global event, taking place January 22-27, 2019, in and around Panama City, is expected to draw over 1 million people from ... read more
    Source: USCCBPublished on 2019-01-17
  • Looking back, moving forward
    Venice | When a new year begins it is often appropriate to look back at the previous year and reflect on what has happened. However, at the same time preparation is needed for engaging in the new and exciting activities in the new year. As 2019 begins, the Diocese of ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-01-09
  • Mass celebrates Mary, Haitian independence
    Bonita Springs | The new year began with a Mass and celebration of the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, and the 215th anniversary of Haitian independence at St. Leo the Great Parish in Bonita Springs. Bishop Frank J. Dewane hosted the celebration that brought together the Catholic Haitian community ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-01-09
  • Knights start ambitious life campaign
    Venice | The Knights of Columbus throughout the entire Diocese of Venice have started a campaign to purchase a mobile medical clinic. The mobile medical clinic van is a roving medical clinic, or ultrasound on wheels, which will then be given to Community Pregnancy Clinics Inc. (CPCI), a life-affirming medical ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-01-09
  • Neumann footballer named 2A player of year
    Naples | St. John Neumann Catholic High School athlete Jensen Jones was named in December by the Florida sports writers as the Florida State High School Athletic Association Class 2A football player of the year. The Naples senior led the Celtics to the regional finals and finished the season 10-2, ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-01-09
  • Handbags empower Immokalee women
    Immokalee | Migrant women in Immokalee have a new opportunity to earn money for their families through an empowerment program sponsored by the Guadalupe Social Services of Catholic Charities. The Women’s Hands Program was the idea of the owners of the Guadalupe Roastery in nearby Ave Maria. The owners approached ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-01-08
  • Bishops’ Conference President, Chairman of USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, and Catholic Charities USA CEO Welcome Passage of the FIRST STEP Act Through Congress
    WASHINGTON—Following the passage of the FIRST STEP Act in Congress, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Bishop Frank J. Dewane, Bishop of Venice , FL, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development and Sr. Donna Markham, O.P, President and ... read more
    Source: USCCBPublished on 2018-12-21
  • Guadalupe Social Services holds open house
    Immokalee | As part of the year-long celebration of Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice Inc. providing services in Collier County for 50 years, Guadalupe Social Services of Catholic Charities in Immokalee held an open house Dec. 8, for supporters of the program. Attendees enjoyed food and fellowship along with a ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-12-21
  • Bishop leads Rosary on Immaculate Conception
    Fort Myers | For the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary several pro-life activities took place. Bishop Frank J. Dewane led the praying of the rosary at a prayer vigil in Fort Myers and that day many Parishes held National Night of Prayer for Life observances. ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-12-21
  • Courage in Red initiative has lasting impacts
    Naples | It was Nov. 28 when Epiphany Cathedral was illuminated in red as a sign of unity with persecuted Christians around the world. This was done as part of the annual “Courage in Red” campaign, which was to bring attention to plight of our suffering brothers and sisters more ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-12-21
  • Renewed Theology on Tap begins in Sarasota
    Sarasota | Theology on Tap offers an innovative solution to one of today’s most pressing pastoral concerns: how to reach out to young Catholic adults. With successful ongoing efforts in Naples, Fort Myers and Lehigh Acres, Joshua Mazrin, Diocese Director of Evangelization, decided to try to reintroduce the Theology on ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-12-21
  • Bishop says First Step Act brings needed reform to criminal justice system
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The nation’s criminal justice system “is in need of reform” and the First Step Act “is a worthy ‘first step’ in the right direction,” said Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development. In a Dec. ... read more
    Source: CruxPublished on 2018-12-21
  • Mass to honor Widows and Widowers Jan. 20
    Staff Report – Florida Catholic 12/20/2018 Throughout Scriptures we are reminded to care for widows and widowers who are protected by God. For this reason, the Bishop Frank J. Dewane is celebrating a Mass for all widows and widowers at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 20 at Epiphany Cathedral, 310 Sarasota ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-12-20
  • Bishop leads Rosary on Immaculate Conception
    National Night of Prayer for Life held Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 12/20/2018 For the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary several Pro-Life activities took place. First, Bishop Frank J. Dewane led the praying of the Rosary at a prayer vigil in Fort Myers and that day ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-12-20
  • Renewed Theology on Tap in Sarasota
    Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 12/20/2018 Theology on Tap offers an innovative solution to one of today’s most pressing pastoral concerns: how to reach out to young Catholic adults. With successful ongoing efforts in Naples, Fort Myers and Lehigh Acres, Joshua Mazrin, Diocese Director of Evangelization, decided to try to ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-12-20
  • Courage in Red initiative has lasting impacts
    Staff Report – Florida Catholic 12/19/2018 It was on Nov. 28 when Epiphany Cathedral was illuminated in red as a sign of unity with persecuted Christians around the world. This was done as part of the annual “Courage in Red” campaign which was to bring attention to plight of our ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-12-20
  • News from around the Diocese
    Christmas Day Television Mass for the Homebound The televised Christmas Day Mass for the Homebound with Bishop Frank J. Dewane as Celebrant will air for a full hour on Christmas Day. For viewers in the northern portions of the Diocese (DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Manatee, and Sarasota counties), the Mass airs ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-12-20
  • Bishops’ Conference Praises Senate for Passage of the FIRST STEP Act and Encourages Passage in the House
    WASHINGTON—Following the passage of the FIRST STEP Act in the U.S. Senate this week, Frank J. Dewane, Bishop of Venice, FL, and Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, praised the Senate for passing the bill and encouraged the House to do likewise.     The full statement ... read more
    Source: USCCBPublished on 2018-12-20
  • Guadalupe Social Services holds open house
    Staff Report – Florida Catholic 12/19/2018 As part of the year-long celebration of Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice Inc. providing services in Collier County for 50 years, Guadalupe Social Services of Catholic Charities in Immokalee held a Dec. 8 open house for supporters of the program. Attendees enjoyed food, ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-12-20
  • Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe celebrated across the Venice Diocese
    VENICE | Tradition, reverence, and lots of music marked the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe throughout the Diocese of Venice and the world Dec. 12. The Patroness of the Americas and the Unborn is one of the most revered in the world. Parishes throughout the Diocese of Venice celebrated ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-12-19
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