January 25, 2018

Celebrating Catholic Schools Week (Jan. 28 – Feb. 3)

From January 28-February 3, 2018, we will celebrate Catholic Schools Week  – an annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. Catholic schools in the Diocese of Orlando provide top-notch academics, but it is the faith element and community that sets them apart. Around the Diocese of Orlando, schools will celebrate with Masses, open houses and … Continue reading “Celebrating Catholic Schools Week (Jan. 28 – Feb. 3)”

New president heads Catholic Foundation of Central Florida, Inc.

Bishop John Noonan announces the appointment of Kimberlee Riley as the President of The Catholic Foundation of Central Florida, Inc., effective February 5, 2018. Ms. Riley will replace Meghan Post who served the Foundation for nearly five years as its President. As President of The Catholic Foundation of Central Florida, Inc., Ms. Riley will lead … Continue reading “New president heads Catholic Foundation of Central Florida, Inc.”

Urge support for religious freedom

Background The Constitutional Revision Commission (CRC) convenes once every 20 years to examine the Florida Constitution and propose changes for voter consideration.  Committees of the Florida CRC are currently discussing several proposals. One proposal in particular that is being consider is Proposal 4 by CRC Commissioner Roberto Martinez. This proposal would remove Florida’s Blaine amendment from the … Continue reading “Urge support for religious freedom”

Healing Christ’s Church

One look at the news and it is enough to dash our hopes for unification among Christian faiths, let alone a united humanity. A Prayer Service for Christian Unity at San Pedro Spiritual Development Center in Winter Park on Jan. 23 set out to take one step toward defying the odds. Together with Bishop John … Continue reading “Healing Christ’s Church”

The secret to a happy marriage: what newlyweds and seasoned marriages have in common

The fact that fewer couples are committing to marriage is not news. In fact, Pew Research indicates only half the adults in the U.S. are married—mostly because couples are opting to live with their partners and raise children outside of the marital covenant. In the secular world, marriage is almost frowned upon, so that marriage … Continue reading “The secret to a happy marriage: what newlyweds and seasoned marriages have in common”

Pope’s Communications Day Message: Counter “fake news” by seeking the truth

In his 2018 Message for World Communications Day (May 13, 2018), Pope Francis calls on communications professionals to be “the protectors of news” and to combat the spread of fake news though a “journalism for peace.” We need a kind of journalism that is less concentrated on “the mad rush for a scoop,” and more on … Continue reading “Pope’s Communications Day Message: Counter “fake news” by seeking the truth”

USCCB News

President of U.S. Bishops Conference Response to Kentucky High School Shooting Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued the following statement on today’s shootings at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky. The shooting has left up to two dead and more than a … Continue reading “USCCB News”