ORLANDO | Pornography is a $12-15 billion industry in the United States alone, larger than all the sports industries put together. It is third largest economic sector on the internet. Sixty-two percent of divorce attorneys say that obsession with pornography has been a significant factor in the divorces they have handled in the last year. … Continue reading “Mercy Rises from a Clean Heart”
October 20, 2016
This last article in our series on the Meaning of the Mass bring us to the Concluding Rites. The purpose of the Concluding Rites is clearly articulated in the Introduction to the Order of the Mass (IOM), a resource of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The bishops wrote that their purpose “is to … Continue reading “The Meaning of the Mass – The Concluding Rites”
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We always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and powerfully bring to fulfillment every good purpose and every effort of faith, that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, in accord with the grace of our God and Lord Jesus … Continue reading “Bishop’s Column: Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship”
While the impact of Hurricane Matthew in Florida was less than predicted, heavy wind and rain caused severe damage, especially for residents of the coast, many of whom lost electricity for several days. Catholic Charities of Central Florida was prepared to step in and offer assistance immediately after the storm’s passing. “We have met with … Continue reading “Catholic Charities of Central Florida Assists with Local Disaster Recovery”
We pray with gratitude on the anniversary of the appointment of Bishop John Noonan as Ordinary of the Diocese of Orlando on October 23, 2010. His installation ceremony occurred on December 16, 2010, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe. Learn more about the shepherd of our diocese at: www.orlandodiocese.org/bishop-john-noonan
The Catholic Church in the United States will celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week, November 6-12. This annual event is a special time for parishes in the U.S. to foster a culture of vocations for the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life. Pope Francis, in his homily at the final Mass of the 2016 World Youth Day … Continue reading “National Vocation Awareness Week Set For November 6-12 “
“There is a clear distinction between political agenda and spiritual agenda,” says Bishop John Noonan during his homily at the Respect Life Conference in Orlando.
Bishop John Noonan invites you to hear parish choirs from around the Diocese of Orlando to commemorate the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy on Friday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. Six choirs will be represented from each of the deaneries, and each choir will have an opportunity to present a piece of music with the … Continue reading “Diocesan Choir Festival for the Year of Mercy – Oct. 21”
In his general audience address on Wednesday, October 19, Pope Francis said access to food and water is a basic human right, and called on believers and people of good will everywhere to take personal responsibility for the needs of their neighbors: “Access to food and water is a basic human right, yet so many … Continue reading “Pope Francis: Feed the Hungry”
Help Catholic Charities of Central Florida transform lives in our local community by supporting the Annual Collection this weekend, Oct. 22-23. Your donations help sustain the works of mercy we provide to more than 100,000 people throughout the 9 counties of the Diocese of Orlando.
Robert Grudzinski, a long-time parishioner of St. Teresa Parish in Titusville, died on Oct. 10, 2016, days before he was to receive the Saint Vincent de Paul Award from the Saint Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach. The award is given annually to a person who has greatly assisted the seminary in its … Continue reading “St. Teresa Parishioner is Remembered for Commitment to Vocations”
ORLANDO |As his own family was preparing for Hurricane Matthew to hit Florida’s coast, Matthew, a sixth grader from Holy Redeemer Catholic School in Kissimmee was troubled. “I just had a feeling inside of me that something was wrong,” said Matthew. “Then I checked the news and saw how Haiti was being devastated and was … Continue reading “Parishioners Send Prayers and Support to Haiti in Wake of Hurricane”
WINTER PARK | Visitors to the San Pedro Spiritual Development Center can now stay in the St. Thomas the Apostle guest room and attend a presentation in the St. Augustine conference room. Campers will stay in the St. Michael the Archangel dorms and have activities in the St. Elizabeth of Hungary Pavilion. The buildings, which … Continue reading “San Pedro Center Honors Florida Bishops and Franciscan Heritage”
ORLANDO | At the 30th Annual Respect Life Conference at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Parish in Winter Park, director of the Office of Advocacy and Justice for the Diocese of Orlando, Deborah Stafford Shearer recognized Dr. John Littell with the diocesan Respect Life Award. Shearer said that Littell was “Someone who has spent his … Continue reading “Diocesan Respect Life Award Presented to Dr. John Littell”
News and updates on events for ministry leaders and volunteers, including: Resources to guide you through the election season: Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship Participate in the prayer vigil for 40 Days for Life in Altamonte Springs on November 3 2017 CCHD Multi-Media Youth Arts Contest Open to ALL Diocesan Youth in Middle School and High … Continue reading “Office of Advocacy and Justice Updates – Oct. 18, 2016”
Click here for news and updates on events for ministry leaders and volunteers, including: Register for upcoming catechist formation classes. Register for Dec. 1 retreat: In the Boat with Jesus, a Retreat for Catechetical Professionals Reflection on Amoris Laetitia, Chapter 6, Accompanying the First Years of Married Life 2017 Marriage Preparation Calendar is now available Join us for … Continue reading “Laity, Family and Life Updates for Ministry Leaders – Oct. 19”