White Mass Gathers the Medical Community and Ministers to the Ill and Dying

Medical and compassionate care professionals from throughout the Diocese of Orlando joined Bishop John Noonan on Feb. 28 at St. James Cathedral for celebration of the diocese’s annual White Mass. The White Mass gathers those who protect life and care …

Medical and compassionate care professionals from throughout the Diocese of Orlando joined Bishop John Noonan on Feb. 28 at St. James Cathedral for celebration of the diocese’s annual White Mass. The White Mass gathers those who protect life and care …

Respect Life Month 2014

Every October the Church celebrates Respect Life Month, focusing on and praying for the sanctity of life from conception to natural death. This year’s theme, “Each of us is a masterpiece of God’s creation” is a reminder of the dignity …

Meet Our Staff

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Deborah Stafford Shearer has been with the Diocese of Orlando for more than 21 years. Most of those years have been dedicated to serving as the Director for the Department of Advocacy and Justice. An Orlando native, Deborah graduated from …

About Us

The Office of Advocacy and Justice is dedicated to the social mission of the Church in the Diocese of Orlando. Through education and advocacy efforts, we seek to empower the faithful to bring about change and help create a society …

Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty

Click to watch a video about religious freedom and conscience rights that was prepared by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. In our country we continue to face challenges to religious freedom as a core value in our society.

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Calendar

January 22: Do you have questions about Advance Directives or Living Wills? Concerns about end-of-life care and Catholic teaching? Confused about designating a Health Care Surrogate?  These and other questions will be answered at an upcoming living will forum by …