From Catholic Rural Life After the official announcement of a major flooding disaster for Louisiana, Catholic churches in the Baton Rouge diocese called for volunteers to help those displaced by extreme flooding and asked flood victims what assistance they needed. In California, wildfires are forcing the evacuation of thousands of families from their homes. Climate researchers see this as … Continue reading “Prayer for Displaced Families by Floods, Wildfires”
August 18, 2016
by Linda Caldwell Two schools and 38 educators were recognized for their faithful service and dedication in serving God and their communities during the Office of Catholic Schools’ annual Educator Kick-Off Day, held Aug. 8 at Holy Family Parish in Orlando. St. Brendan Catholic School in Ormond Beach and Melbourne Central Catholic High School in … Continue reading “Schools, Educators Take Home Awards”
Have you ever considered adoption? Beginning the adoption process can be an overwhelming experience for many couples. Adoption caseworkers with Catholic Charities understand the excitement, but also the anxiety, frustrations, and uncertainty involved. It can be a daunting and intimidating, yet greatly rewarding endeavor. Catholic Charities will hold an orientation/information session on September 10, from … Continue reading “Consider Catholic Charities for Adoption”
by Christine Commerce On August 6, members of the African American Catholic community gathered at St. Andrew Parish in Orlando for prayer, reflection, discussion, and fellowship. The meeting was a prelude to the National Black Catholic Congress XII that will take place July 6-9 next year in Orlando. The Black Catholic Congress was founded in … Continue reading “Black Catholics Meet, Pray and Plan”
The Simple Wisdom of Pope Francis collection provides practical guidance for faith formation leaders, social justice ministers, catechists, pastors, theology students and lay persons from short, scripturally-based teachings in which the pope instructs the faithful across the world.
On September 4, 2016, Blessed Mother Teresa will become Saint Teresa of Kolkata. This saint of mercy devoted her life to the Lord and caring for the needs of the poor. Her gifts of compassion and love to those most in need inspired others to join her, forming the Missionaries of Mercy who continue to … Continue reading “Living the Legacy of Mother Teresa”
Check your phone or computer! The Diocese of Orlando Radio Ministry offers two internet radio stations, one in English and one in Spanish. Click to view a program schedule for Faith Fit or a program schedule for Buena Nueva. Our radio ministry seeks to be a source of inspiration and innovation for you. Our radio shows … Continue reading “Are You Searching for Good, Catholic Radio?”
by Linda Caldwell This academic year, Catholic school children throughout the Diocese of Orlando will embark on their own Year of Mercy, centered on Pope Francis’ Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, Dec. 8, 2015-Nov. 20, 2016. Lessons and activities on mercy and service to others are planned to bring the Pope’s message of love to light. … Continue reading “New School Committee to Focus on Catholic Identity”
In his general audience address on Wednesday, August 17, Pope Francis said, In our continuing catechesis for this Holy Year of Mercy, we now consider the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes. In Saint Matthew’s account, Jesus wishes to withdraw and pray, but seeing the multitudes, is moved by compassion and chooses … Continue reading “Loaves and Fishes”
Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! Good feast of the Assumption! The Gospel ( Lk 1,39-56) of today’s feast of the Assumption of Mary into heaven describes the encounter between Mary and her cousin Elizabeth, emphasizing that “Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a city of Judah “(V.39). In those … Continue reading “Pope Francis During the Angelus, Monday, August 15, 2016”
The Florida Catholic educates and inspires readers and leads them to a deeper understanding of Church teaching and provides a wonderful witness to people living their faith. The newspaper also provides coverage of Pope Francis and news from around Florida, the country and the world. Some of our readers are of other faiths or no faith at … Continue reading “Collection August 20-21 to Benefit the Florida Catholic Ministry of Evangelization”
The Mission Office Annual Collection will take place the weekend of Sept. 17 and 18 and is an opportunity for the people of Central Florida to support the good work being done in the Sister Diocese of San Juan de la Maguana through educational efforts, pastoral services, construction projects, and medical assistance. This year they … Continue reading “Mission Office Annual Collection Sept. 17 & 18”
by Glenda Meekins For almost two decades, catechists, ministry leaders, and volunteers have gathered to learn more about their faith, share their experiences, and unite in fellowship at the annual Ministry Formation Conference (formerly known as Faith Formation Day). This year’s conference will be held Sept. 17 at Bishop Moore Catholic High School in Orlando … Continue reading “Start a New Year of Ministry Inspired! Attend Disciples of Mercy Conference on Sept. 17”
Father Tomás Hurtado as parochial administrator of St. Augustine Catholic Church of Casselberry effective September 1, 2016.
by Glenda Meekins Even though she grew up in the south of India, Kalyani A. Raju grew up knowing nothing about Mother Teresa of Kolkata until she was in graduate school in the 1970s. It was through a series of events in her life that God’s transforming grace led her to a life she would … Continue reading “Transforming Grace: A Local Woman’s Life with Mother Teresa”