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    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-07-11

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    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-07-13

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  • Traditional and Non-traditional Scholarships awarded
    By Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic The 2018 Mary Fran Carroll Scholarships were recently announced by the Catholic Community Foundation of Southwest Florida Inc. This is the second year for the scholarship which was made possible through the Catholic legacy of Mary Fran Carroll and her generous gift to the ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-06-07
  • World Youth Day Cross and Icon to travel around United States
    WASHINGTON—The official World Youth Day (WYD) Cross and Marian Icon, entrusted to the youth and young adults of the world by St. John Paul II in 1984, will make a multi-city tour of the United States in August 2018, the first time in twenty-five years such a coordinated journey has ... read more
    Source: USCCBPublished on 2018-06-05
  • Naples Parish continues to grow
    Naples | St. Agnes Parish bills itself as proud to be a stewardship Parish. With more than 70 outreach programs and ministries, the Parish, led by Father Bob Kantor, Pastor, wants everyone to become a steward and share their “time and talent in God’s service.” “It is important to have ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-05-23
  • 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1
    Venice | June 1 is rapidly approaching and that means it is time to start seriously thinking about the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. Forecasters are expecting a busier-than-normal season, with an expected 14 named storms, with seven of those potentially becoming hurricanes. ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-05-23
  • Class of 2018 graduates high school
    Naples | Graduating high school is always a nice achievement for teens who struggle with classes and hope just to move on with their lives as they enter adulthood. The standards of achievement and bar for success are much higher for the more than 330 graduates of Catholic high schools ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-05-22
  • Pentecost brings Holy Spirit, unity, understanding
    Venice | “There appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them. And they were filled with the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:3-4). The readings on Pentecost Sunday note that Jesus appeared before the Apostles for the final time, but at that ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-05-22
  • First Diocesan Walk to Our Lady
    Venice | An amazing day to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary took place when more than 100 people participated in the first-ever Diocese of Venice Walk to Our Lady: A Marian Pilgrimage to the May Crowning May 19 in Venice. The prayer warriors trekked 6.6 miles from Our Lady of ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-05-22
  • Bishops: Kansas, Oklahoma ‘keeping kids first’ with conscience rights law
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Kansas and Oklahoma “are keeping kids first” by enacting laws protecting the conscience rights of adoption and foster care providers, said the chairmen of three U.S. bishops’ committees May 18. Both states just enacted laws to “allow all capable adoption and foster care providers to serve children ... read more
    Source: CruxPublished on 2018-05-21
  • U.S. Bishops’ Chairmen Applaud Kansas and Oklahoma for Enacting Laws that Keep Kids First in Foster Care and Adoption Services
    WASHINGTON—By enacting laws protecting the conscience rights of adoption and foster care providers, "Kansas and Oklahoma are keeping kids first," said Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, ... read more
    Source: USCCBPublished on 2018-05-18
  • Religious leaders urge appointment of new envoy on anti-Semitism
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — One cardinal and two bishops are among the more than 1,200 U.S. clergy and lay religious leaders urging new Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to appoint a new envoy to combat anti-Semitism. The post, which was mandated by Congress, has gone unfilled since January 2017, when President ... read more
    Source: CruxPublished on 2018-05-18
  • U.S. Bishops to Discuss Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care and Hear Update on National V Encuentro at June General Assembly in Fort Lauderdale, June 13-14
    WASHINGTON—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will gather for their annual Spring General Assembly, June 13-14 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. During the assembly, the full body of bishops will address a variety of topics including ethical and religious directives for Catholic healthcare services, a pastoral response to Asian and ... read more
    Source: USCCBPublished on 2018-05-11
  • Catholic Charities Annual Report shows impact
    Venice | The one thing which makes Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice Inc. unique is how much its services and programs impact local communities. During the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2017, a dedicated group of workers and volunteers helped improve the lives of 41,112 individuals and families with ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-05-08
  • May dedicated to Blessed Virgin Mary
    Venice | The Blessed Virgin Mary’s path of faith and hope serves as an example to all. This is just one of the reasons that the Universal Church dedicates the month of May to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The month serves as an opportunity to reflect upon the season of ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-05-08
  • Confirmandi perfectly bound to Church as true witnesses to Christ
    Sarasota | Through the Sacrament of Confirmation, Christian initiation is completed, as the recipients become more perfectly bound to the Church as a true witness to Christ. This is how Pope Francis views Confirmation, which he said is a Sacrament which must be understood as a continuation of the faith ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-05-08
  • May dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary
    Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic The Blessed Virgin Mary’s path of faith and hope serves as an example to all. This is just one of the reasons that the Universal Church dedicates the Month of May to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The month serves as an opportunity to reflect upon the ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-05-08
  • Sacrament of Confirmation: More Perfectly Bound to the Church as a True Witnesses to Christ
    Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic Through the Sacrament of Confirmation, Christian initiation is completed, as the recipients become more perfectly bound to the Church as a true witness to Christ. This is how Pope Francis views Confirmation which he said is a Sacrament which must be understood as a continuation ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-05-08
  • Retiring Mooney President leaves lasting legacy
    By Karen Christie – Special to the Florida Catholic After 39 years of compassion, loyalty, and devotion to Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School, Sister Mary Lucia Haas, Sister of Notre Dame, the school’s President, will be retiring at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. I had the pleasure to ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-05-08
  • New Diocesan Stewardship and Development Director settles in
    Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic With a broad base of experience, for the past 19 years in the Archdiocese of Newark, Carla Repollet, the new Diocese of Venice Stewardship and Development Director, brings a unique perspective to stewardship and development. With fresh ideas, Repollet is reaching out to Parishes throughout ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-05-08
  • Retiring Mooney President leaves lasting legacy
    Sarasota | After 39 years of compassion, loyalty and devotion to Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School, Sister Mary Lucia Haas, Sister of Notre Dame, the school’s President, will retire at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. I had the pleasure to talk to Sister Haas about this important time ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-05-08
  • Bishop Chairmen, Ecumenical and Interfaith Leaders Strongly Support Legislation Keeping Kids First in Adoption and Foster Care
    WASHINGTON—At the start of National Foster Care Month, three bishop chairmen, faith leaders, and numerous nonprofit organizations sent a letter to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady urging the committee to give a high priority to the enactment of the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act of 2017 (H.R. ... read more
    Source: USCCBPublished on 2018-05-01
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