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  • Eight acolytes instituted by Bishop at Mass
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-06-18

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  • After Virginia Beach tragedy, bishops call for curbs on gun violence
    Source: CruxPublished on 2019-06-03

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  • Church celebrates Pentecost
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-06-19

 

 


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  • Bishop Chairmen Welcome HHS Aligning Health Care Nondiscrimination Regulations with Federal Law
    WASHINGTON—Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Chairman of the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, Bishop James D. Conley of Lincoln, Chairman of the Subcommittee for the Promotion ... read more
    Source: USCCBPublished on 2019-05-24
  • U.S. Bishops’ Chairman Expresses Sorrow, Urges Prayers and Support for Recovery, After Deadly Tornadoes Hit Missouri and Storms Damage Other States in the Midwest
    WASHINGTON—After tornadoes killed three people in Missouri and storms brought devastation to parts of the Midwest and areas from Texas through Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida and Chairman of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, expressed grief over ... read more
    Source: USCCBPublished on 2019-05-24
  • Hispanic Emmaus group holds gathering
    Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic For about 1,000 people a recent Sunday was spent growing and better rooting their love for the Lord while also gaining a profound sense of devotion to the Blessed Sacrament. These were some of the things learned during the 2nd Diocese of Venice Congress of ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-05-22
  • Parish welcomes visiting religious priests
    Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic A driving rain storm did little to quell the enthusiasm of the faithful at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Immokalee when they welcomed more than 40 Missionaries of St. Charles (Scalabrinians) who were visiting the parish for the Mass as part of a week-long ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-05-22
  • Mooney seniors graduate
    Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic Congratulations to Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School Class of 2019. They are now high school graduates who leave their time with a Diocesan Catholic education that has prepared them well for their journey into adulthood. The commencement exercises were held May 17 at the Van ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-05-22
  • News for mid May 2019
    Bishop blesses Knights on Bikes The Knights of Columbus Knights on Bikes of the Diocese of Venice welcomed Bishop Frank J. Dewane as he blessed their motorcycles May 19 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Retreat Center in Venice. Bishop Dewane first celebrated a Mass for the group and ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-05-22
  • New Parish Hall dedicated and blessed in Fort Myers
    Fort Myers  |  The new Marian Hall at St. Cecilia Parish in Fort Myers was dedicated and blessed by Bishop Frank J. Dewane May 12. The building is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary and in honor of two key donors, Mary Eller and Mary Verde of whom there are ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-05-21
  • Be prepared: 2019 hurricane season starts June 1
    Venice  |  It is that time of year when the weather turns hot and humid across Florida and a wary eye turns toward the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico for the development of potentially hazardous hurricanes. The 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season starts in just one week on ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-05-21
  • Scott Hahn wows at Scripture Conference
    Fort Myers  |  The Diocese of Venice warmly welcomed Scott Hahn — an internationally known author, Catholic-convert and speaker — to the 2019 Scripture Conference held May 18, at Bishop Verot Catholic High School in Fort Myers.  Presented by the Diocese Office of Evangelization, Hahn wowed a crowd of more ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-05-21
  • Catholic Charities benefits from generous donors
    Venice  |  The programs of Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice Inc. make a huge impact on the community and some of the regional efforts target specific areas of need. Catholic Charities is so well regard that a number of donations have been directed to programs throughout the region helping people ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-05-21
  • The Eucharist
    Wauchula  |  During the month of May, more than 3,000 young boys and girls throughout the Diocese of Venice take part in the Sacrament of the Eucharist for the first time. At St. Michael Parish in Wauchula, the first Communion group was so large that two Masses were needed May ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-05-21
  • U.S. Bishops’ Chairmen Respond to U.S. House Vote on Equality Act
    WASHINGTON—Five chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) have responded to the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of the Equality Act (H.R. 5) on May 17, 2019. The Act would add the new terms “sexual orientation” and “gender identity,” as well as “pregnancy […] or a related medical ... read more
    Source: USCCBPublished on 2019-05-17
  • Diocesan Council of Catholic Women gather
    Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic A group of dedicated Catholic women has answered the call of Christ as they imitate Him in how they live their lives each day. These women are represented by the Venice Diocese Council of Catholic Women (VDCCW) serving as an example of a heartfelt commitment ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-05-16
  • Divine Mercy Sunday “Jesus, I trust in You”
    Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic The Second Sunday of Easter, or Divine Mercy Sunday, completes the Octave of Easter, a celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and the blessing of His continuing presence in our midst. The Gospel reading for Divine Mercy Sunday, April 28, recalls the encounter between ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-05-16
  • Scouting Awards presented
    Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic Girls and boys from throughout the Diocese of Venice participated in a Mass on May 5 at Epiphany Cathedral in Venice wearing the uniforms of their Scout troop. Designated as “Scouting Sunday,” the Mass was followed by an award ceremony in the Parish Hall to ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-05-16
  • New Foundation endowment fund to help Catholic Charities program
    Staff Report Rosemary and Lou Oberndorf recently joined a rapidly growing list of donors who have chosen to partner with the Catholic Community Foundation of Southwest Florida to help create their Catholic Legacies. By establishing an endowment fund with the Foundation, the Oberndorfs are helping to ensure the long-term sustainability ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-05-16
  • Support for Catholic Charities shines during Gala season
    Staff Report From late January through early April the faithful have had multiple opportunities to have fun while also supporting the important programs of Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice Inc. Starting with the 30th Annual Sarasota Charity Ball on Jan. 26, through the Sugar Bowl Show of Shows in Bradenton ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-05-16
  • News from Around the Diocese early May
    Naples club meets for final time, honor former advisor The St. John Neumann Catholic High School Y.A.C.H.T. Club (“Youth and Christ Helping Together”) held their final Fun Night April 28 at Naples Beach. Students attended Mass at St. Ann Parish before enjoying a beautiful sunset in memory of Shelley ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-05-16
  • Four bishops sign on to letter voicing concerns with Equality Act
    WASHINGTON — Four U.S. bishops, chairmen of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ committees or subcommittees, have signed on to a letter voicing religious freedom concerns with the Equality Act, introduced in the House this year. They are part of a group of a dozen Christian leaders who signed the May ... read more
    Source: CruxPublished on 2019-05-12
  • U.S. Bishops’ Chairmen Join Coalition Voicing Religious Freedom Concerns with the Equality Act (H.R. 5)
    WASHINGTON—Four chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) have cosigned a coalition letter highlighting key religious freedom concerns with the Equality Act (H.R. 5 / S. 788). The Act would add the new terms “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the definition of “sex” in federal civil rights ... read more
    Source: USCCBPublished on 2019-05-09
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