Florida Catholic Advocacy Network updates

From the Florida Catholic Advocacy Network of the Florida Catholic Conference of Catholic Bishops

Pope Francis launches “Share the Journey”; Week of Prayer and Action follows

On September 27, Pope Francis, with arms outstretched to “welcome the stranger”, launched a two-year, global campaign aimed at raising awareness of the plight of migrants and refugees. The “Share the Journey” campaign is sponsored internationally by Caritas Internationalis and in the U.S. by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Catholic Charities USA and Catholic Relief Services…

U.S. House passes Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

On October 3, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 36 the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act by a vote of 237 to 189. The bill makes it unlawful to perform or attempt to perform an abortion if the probable post-fertilization age of the unborn child is 20 weeks or greater. Exceptions are included for cases of rape or incest, or to save the life of the mother. The legislation needs to be passed by the U.S. Senate before it can be sent to the president for his signature…

Archbishop Wenski delivers remarks at Governor Scott’s 2017 Latin America Summit

On October 2, Governor Rick Scott hosted the 2017 Latin American Summit in Miami to discuss the important relationship Florida shares with the region. Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami, president of the FCCB, was among the speakers invited to give remarks during the summit…

Florida now offering online voter registration

Florida recently joined 35 other states offering online voter registration to its residents with the launch of RegisterToVoteFlorida.gov. The website was created to comply with a 2015 law that required online registration to be available by October 1…