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    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-10-08



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  • Diocese news briefs for early July 2019
    Sarasota Pastor receives Rotary honor Father Celestino Gutierrez, Pastor of St. Jude Parish in Sarasota, was recently honored by the Rotary Club of Sarasota with their “Citizen of the Year” award. Father was presented the award by Rotary Club President Joe Devore, for service to the community, in particular ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-07-18
  • Corpus Christi celebrates the Real Presence
    Naples  |  Margaret Patronne silently wept as she took part in a Corpus Christ procession from St. Elizabeth Seton Parish in Naples to nearby St. John Neumann Catholic High School. “The power of Our Lord brings me great comfort,” Patronne said. “I feel so happy to be able to publicly ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-07-09
  • Knights’ Silver Rose makes stop in Diocese
    Naples  |  Escorted by a Knights of Columbus Color Corps, a white-gloved man, wearing a biker vest, solemnly lead the opening procession at Mass. In those hands was a small object, a silver rose. When the procession reached the front of the church, the object was then handed to a ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-07-09
  • New church is built of ‘living stones’
    Naples  |  On Saturday, June 29, Bishop Frank J. Dewane celebrated the Rededication of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Naples. The Church sustained significant damage in the wake of Hurricane Irma in 2017. Hundreds attended to participate in this Liturgy.  Many were affected by the severe weather that hammered ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-07-09
  • Parish helps needy children during summer
    Naples  |  According to the latest estimates from the U.S. Health and Human Services, one in five children lack proper access to food at some point each year. This increases during the summer months when schools are on break or summer programs only offer meal programs four days a week. ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-07-09
  • Make a real difference!
    VENICE  |  Where else can you help feed a hungry family, sponsor a child at summer camp, comfort a person with HIV/AIDS, or house a homeless mother and her child? This summer Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice Inc. offers donors the opportunity to give directly to the causes they care ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-07-09
  • Trump administration continues push for citizenship question
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Although the Justice Department announced July 2 it would no longer argue to have the citizenship question added to the 2020 census, the Trump administration continues to look at all possible options to get the question included. A federal judge in Maryland who heard one of the ... read more
    Source: CruxPublished on 2019-07-05
  • U.S. Bishops’ Chairmen of Migration and Domestic Justice Express Opposition to Proposed Rule that Would Lead to Family Separation and Housing Instability
    WASHINGTON— Today, bishops from two committees at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) expressed their opposition to a proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that would lead to separation or housing instability for many families. Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of Austin, Chairman ... read more
    Source: USCCBPublished on 2019-07-03
  • U.S. Bishop Chairmen Affirm SCOTUS Decision and Urge That All People Count and Should Be Included in Census
    WASHINGTON—Bishop Frank Dewane, of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development and Bishop Joe Vásquez, of Austin, Texas, Chairman of the Committee on Migration, issued the following statement regarding last week’s decision by the United States Supreme Court in Department of Commerce v. New ... read more
    Source: USCCBPublished on 2019-07-02
  • Supreme Court stops citizenship question in census, for now
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Supreme Court, for now, blocked the Trump administration’s added citizenship question to the 2020 census, sending the case back to a lower court. A 5-4 ruling handed down June 27, which was written by Chief Justice John Roberts and joined in part by the other justices, ... read more
    Source: CruxPublished on 2019-06-28
  • Church celebrates Pentecost
    Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic The journey of the Easter Season is concluded and the gift of the Holy Spirit has descended to provide wisdom, knowledge, understanding, fortitude, good counsel, piety and fear of the Lord – all gifts of the Spirit. Celebrated on June 9, Pentecost Sunday marks an ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-06-19
  • Pastor installed at Lake Placid Parish
    Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 6/18/19 There are moments in the life of each Parish that are well remembered: the dedication of a new building, significant anniversaries, and of course, the installation of a new Pastor. For the faithful of St. James Parish in Lake Placid, such a day occurred ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-06-18
  • Coseglia Scholarships awarded
    Staff Report 6/18/19 The Catholic Community Foundation of Southwest Florida awarded four outstanding Diocese of Venice Catholic high school graduates with the 2019 Frank & Florence Coseglia Scholarship. The winners were recognized for their academic standing, service to their Parish and school, as well as an essay on what their ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-06-18
  • Coalition for Life meets
    Staff Report 6/18/19 Every year since the inception of the Coalition for Life in 2007 the Diocesan Respect Life Office has brought leaders together annually in the spring for updates, networking and to provide input on future activities. Parish Respect Life Representatives (designated by Pastors), Knights of Columbus Culture of ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-06-18
  • News from Around the Diocese June 18, 2019
    Naples priest becomes U.S. Citizen Congratulations to Father Benjamin Casimir, a native of Haiti, who became a citizen of the United States on June 4. The parochial vicar serves at by St. Peter the Apostle and St. Finbarr parishes in Naples.       Longtime Catholic Charities supporter recognized ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-06-18