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  • Catholic, other groups voice misgivings over 2018 farm bill
    Source: CruxPublished on 2018-04-22

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  • Federal Budget Should Build Toward Common Good, Say U.S. Bishops Chairmen
    WASHINGTON— After the Trump Administration released its federal budget proposal, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, Archbishop for the Military Services, USA, chairman of the Committee on International Justice and Peace, and the Most Reverend Frank J. Dewane, Bishop of Venice, Florida, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' ... read more
    Source: USCCBPublished on 2018-02-13
  • Diocese hosts elegant evenings for charity
    Sarasota | The 2018 Charity Ball season got off to a great start on two consecutive weekends as hundreds came out to enjoy evenings of fine dining and music all in support of the programs of Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice, Inc. The Jan. 27 Sarasota Charity Ball and the ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-02-07
  • 2018 Women’s Conference an unqualified success
    Fort Myers | More than 800 women put aside their troubles and challenges for about six hours and took the time to focus on their relationship with Lord, with the help of fellowship, inspiring speakers, Adoration and Mass. Christine Gergen of Our Lady of Light Parish in Fort Myers described ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-02-07
  • Youth festival inspires participants
    Wauchula | It takes courage and wisdom to hear the Lord’s call and respond. The challenge of accepting that call with a renewed urgency was put forth for about 200 young men and women who participated in the 2018 youth festival at St. Michael Parish in Wauchula. Middle and high ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-02-07
  • Bishop Dewane says Francis has put Church’s social tradition ‘front stage’
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Pope Francis has taken the rich social tradition of the Church that was championed by Pope John Paul II and “made it front stage,” says Bishop Frank Dewane. Dewane, Bishop of Venice, Florida and chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Domestic ... read more
    Source: CruxPublished on 2018-02-07
  • Marriage is something to be celebrated
    Fort Myers | Every year, Feb. 7-14 is celebrated as National Marriage Week. This week provides an opportunity for married couples to “celebrate the gift and blessings of marriage.” Included in the week is World Marriage Day Feb. 11, which honors husbands and wives as the foundation of the family, ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-02-06
  • 2018 Catholic Days at the Capitol
    2/1/2018 For two days, each year Catholics from around the state gather in Tallahassee to participate in Catholic Days at the Capitol. A group from the Diocese of Venice, 29 strong, traveled by bus to the Capitol from Jan. 30-31 to put into action the faith’s call to political ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-02-01
  • Bears offer comfort to officer families
    KISSIMMEE | As Megan O’Grady stood in the lobby of the Kissimmee Police Department Jan. 15, she looked both kind and anxious. The Bishop Verot High School sophomore, accompanied by her parents, her little brother and her grandmother, made the three-hour car ride with precious cargo. Megan is the founder ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-01-24
  • Students get lesson on respecting all living things
    Naples | It is not every day that a blind raccoon is welcomed into the seventh-grade science classroom of teacher Sheila DiMarco of St. Ann Catholic School, but Jan. 16 was one such day. Trouper the Blind Raccoon, a wildlife ambassador who has been featured in local media and “National ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-01-23
  • Catholic leaders urge Congress to adopt budget that protects the poor
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two Catholic leaders have urged Congress to adopt a budget bill that protects programs that serve the country’s poor people, prevents the deportation of young immigrants and upholds environmental stewardship. Dominican Sister Donna Markham, president and CEO of Catholic Charities USA, and Bishop Frank J. Dewane of ... read more
    Source: CruxPublished on 2018-01-19
  • ‘Problematic’ or ‘prudential judgment’?: U.S. tax reform debated by Catholics
    NEW YORK — In the final moments before the House of Representatives voted to approve the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Tuesday, Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, the House Democratic leader, took to the floor and cited the U.S. Catholic bishops in her closing arguments against the bill. Quoting ... read more
    Source: CruxPublished on 2017-12-21
  • Giving Back on Thanksgiving
    Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 12/9/17 Two parishes in the Diocese of Venice took the idea of Thanksgiving to another level this year by giving back to help others. St. John the Evangelist Parish in Naples took over the long-running Thanksgiving in the Park in Immokalee, where approximately 1,500 people ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2017-12-09
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