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    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-04-23

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  • News briefs from Around the Diocese March 15 2019
    Bishop serves as Grand Marshal to Marco St. Patrick’s Parade Bishop Frank J. Dewane served as the Grand Marshal for the 2019 Marco Island St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 3. The parade included a variety of floats and various musical performers including the St. John Neuman Catholic High ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-03-15
  • Bishops’ Conference Committee Chairman Welcomes Governor of California’s Declaration of Moratorium on Death Penalty
    WASHINGTON—After California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a moratorium on executions, Bishop FrankJ. Dewane of Venice, FL, Chairman of the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, expressed gratitude for the decision as a step to further the recognition of the inherent dignity of all human life. The full statement follows: ... read more
    Source: USCCBPublished on 2019-03-14
  • Cathedral steps up to help Habitat
    Venice | Epiphany Cathedral has has stepped up to raise nearly $20,000 toward the building of the Habitat for Humanity House in South Venice. The Cathedral accounts for one-third of the donations sought from 15 South Sarasota County churches of various denominations as part of a House That Faith ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-03-14
  • Sacrament of marriage celebrated
    Venice  |  There seems to be a misconception claiming that marriage is an old institution that needs to be done away with or redefined; one reason is because marriages do not seem to last. Leon and Ann Reser disagree whole-heartedly. They will be celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary Sept. 5, ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-03-12
  • REBOOT Live inspires faithful of all ages
    Cape Coral  |  Whether young or old, “REBOOT! LIVE! Featuring Chris Stefanick,” which took place at two different Diocesan parishes in February, resonated with those who participated. “That was so awesome,” said one teen from St. Andrew Parish in Cape Coral following the Feb. 21 REBOOT event at St. Katharine ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-03-12
  • Presentation unveils mystery of the Shroud of Turin
    VENICE  |  St. John Paul II once called the Shroud of Turin “the most splendid relic of the Passion and the Resurrection.” For centuries, the shroud has been one of the most analyzed artifacts in the world, yet mystery remains.  The Knights of Columbus Council 7052 brought in an expert, ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-03-12
  • Hispanic Lay movements going strong
    Venice  |  The Diocese of Venice continues to take the necessary steps under the guidance of Bishop Frank J. Dewane to put into action the different objectives that the consultation process for the V Encuentro identified in the Diocese.  These objectives include creating a Hispanic youth pastoral outreach, as well ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-03-12
  • 40 Days for Life gets off to rousing beginning
    naples  |  Four spring 40 Days for Life peaceful prayer campaigns kicked off Ash Wednesday uniting the faithful during Lent to seek an end to abortion. Bishop Frank J. Dewane was joined by about 150 people at the 40 Days for Life opening in front of the Planned Parenthood on ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-03-12
  • Bishops’ Conference President and Domestic Justice Committee Chairman Express Sorrow, Urge Prayer and Support, After Deadly Tornadoes Hit Alabama and Damage Other States in the Southeast
    WASHINGTON—After tornadoes killed more than 20 people in Lee County, Alabama, and caused destruction in Georgia and surrounding states over the weekend, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Bishop Frank Dewane of Venice, FL, Chairman of the Committee on Domestic ... read more
    Source: USCCBPublished on 2019-03-06
  • Diverse Faith Leaders and Religious Nonprofits Renew Call to Repeal the “Parking Lot Tax”
    WASHINGTON–Ecumenical and interfaith leaders renewed their call to urge Congress to repeal a change to the Internal Revenue Code that will imminently tax nonprofit organizations—including houses of worship—for the cost of parking and transit benefits they provide to their employees. Section 512(a)(7) has been commonly referred to as the “parking ... read more
    Source: USCCBPublished on 2019-03-04
  • Lenten Season focuses on prayer, fasting and almsgiving
    By Joshua Mazrin – Florida Catholic 2/21/19 As the Liturgical Calendar and all of creation turn its eyes toward the Passion of Jesus Christ this Lent and the following Resurrection, how ought we to give the proper response to the love of God?  The common practices of Lent include prayer, ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-02-21
  • Bishop leads Holy Land pilgrimage
    Staff Report 2/21/19 Deacon Richard and Lynne Frohmiller renews their wedding vows in Cana, Israel, before Bishop Frank J. Dewane and Father Peter Vasko, OFM, Feb. 8, during a Holy Land pilgrimage. Bishop Frank J. Dewane was part of a recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land with a group of ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-02-21
  • Second Diocesan STREAM School certified
    Staff Report 02/21/19 St. Charles Catholic School in Port Charlotte has many reasons to celebrate. In late 2018, after three years of preparing for the STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) accreditation, they were honored with achieving STREAM certification from the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops (FCC) and ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-02-21
  • Religious women recognized for service to Church
    Venice |  In gratitude and recognition for the contributions of men and women religious within the Universal Church, but more precisely in the Diocese of Venice, a jubilee celebration was held Feb. 17, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Retreat Center in Venice. Bishop Frank J. Dewane celebrated Mass ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-02-19
  • Upset about recent laws?
    VENICE  | Did the news from New York anger you about the new abortion law? If so, you are not alone. Many people were outraged and sickened that legislators would pass a law allowing abortions for any reason up to birth, removing protection for babies born alive during an ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-02-19
  • Cape Coral eighth-graders visit Morocco (via Skype)
    Cape Coral  | At St. Andrew Catholic School in Cape Coral, one of Tom James’ eighth grade math classes has taken on exploring the country of Morocco. In the spirit of St. Andrew Catholic School becoming an International Baccalaureate primary year school, the students have become pen pals ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-02-19
  • Annual parish youth festival another success
    Wauchula  | Challenged to break free from the constraints of what modern society wants and to seek a stronger relationship with Jesus Christ, some 200 young men and women participated in the 2019 St. Michael Parish youth festival in Wauchula. The middle and high school-aged youth from across Hardee ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-02-19
  • 2 Diocesan events bring out best in women, men
    Fort Myers  | Two very different Diocesan Conferences took place in February. Both served to encourage different groups of the faithful to be true disciples of Jesus Christ by being the best version of themselves. During the Men’s Conference Feb. 2, the message was direct: a man strong in ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-02-19
  • Religious women recognized for service to Church
    Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic In gratitude and recognition for the contributions of men and women religious within the Universal Church, but more precisely in the Diocese of Venice, a jubilee celebration was held Feb. 17 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Retreat Center in Venice. Appropriately, the day began ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-02-18
  • Bishops blast Alabama for denying inmate his imam at execution
    NEW YORK — In the wake of the Supreme Court and the state of Alabama denying a Muslim inmate’s request to have an imam present at his execution, Catholic leaders have decried the move as “disturbing” and an affront to religious liberty. Domineque Ray, a death row inmate in Alabama, ... read more
    Source: CruxPublished on 2019-02-11
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