Priest Convocation – September 2007

There’s the story about a bishop – let’s say his name is John – who one day called in one of his priests for correction because of a bit of liturgical innovation.

It seems that the good priest instead of …

St. Maximilian Kolbe – August 2007

On July 30, 1941, in the yard of the Auschwitz death camp near Krakow, hundreds of prisoners have been standing at attention for hours. The night before a prisoner made his escape. In retaliation, Commandant Fritz had to designate ten …

Deacon Convocation – August 2007

Today we celebrate the birthday of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary; and, such an occasion is certainly a fitting one to observe other significant milestones in the lives of our deacons.

Today, while we say a “Happy Birthday” to Mary, …

Liturgical Conference – August 2007

“Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your kingdom”.
This, of course, was the refrain for today’s responsorial psalm.  And one such friend of the Lord was Bartholomew whose feast day we celebrate today and whom the …

Filipino Mass – July 2007

Today  the Filipino people come in pilgrimage once again to this shrine of Our Lady; and once again you venerate and honor the Mother of God as she is honored and venerated in your homeland, Our Lady of Antipolo, our …

Chancery Building Dedication – July 25, 2007

“Peace to all who enter here.”  With these words I greet all of you who form the large family of those who work here in serving the people and parishes of the Diocese of Orlando.  I greet also those who …

Priest Ordination – June 2007

Diocese receives “gift of three new fathers”

The Ordination to the Priesthood of Three Men
All photographs by Valeta Orlando.

On Saturday, June 16, the day before Father’s Day, God gave the Diocese of Orlando the gift of three new …

Diaconate Ordination – June 2007

With the imposition of hands and the prayer of consecration the Lord will pour out the Holy Spirit upon these acolytes, and consecrate them deacons.  Five of them, chosen from the ranks of mature married men, will be permanent deacons …