August 18, 2016

Prayer for Displaced Families by Floods, Wildfires

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”

Consider Catholic Charities for Adoption

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”

New Collection Captures the Wisdom of Pope Francis

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.  

Loaves and Fishes

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”

Collection August 20-21 to Benefit the Florida Catholic Ministry of Evangelization

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”

Start a New Year of Ministry Inspired! Attend Disciples of Mercy Conference on Sept. 17

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”