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Bishop John Noonan to Ordain 12 Men as Permanent Deacons on June 6


After five years of formation, 12 men from the Diocese of Orlando will receive the Sacrament of Holy Orders and become permanent deacons. Bishop John Noonan will ordain the men on June 6 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe in Orlando. While the men come from various backgrounds, careers and geographic regions, they all have one common bond -- their desire to serve the Lord.

Bishop Noonan Reflects on the Season's Comings & Goings

I typify this as the season of comings and goings.  Jesus, who rose from the dead, was taken up, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen as we heard in the Gospel proclaimed on Sunday, May 17.  Jesus' entire mission occurred in communion with the Spirit. Before he died, Jesus promised that the Spirit would be given to the Apostles and to the entire Church. Click here.

Global Caritas Survey Points to Leading Causes of Hunger

Lack of resources, low agricultural productivity and climate change among challenges highlighted. A major independent survey of Caritas organizations around the world points to the best way to end hunger – help small farmers, especially as they try to adapt to the changing climate. The survey was presented by Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, outgoing President of Caritas Internationalis, to new President, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, today at EXPO 2015 in Milan.

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