April 11, 2019

Gathering palms

OVIEDO | For the past eight years, a week before Palm Sunday, Jim Riley takes a small group out into the woods located on the Most Precious Blood Parish campus in Oviedo. He and his crew gather about two dozen palm fronds. Although the palms distributed to parishioners are ordered through a company in advance, … Continue reading “Gathering palms”

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr. Seamus Kuebler OSA, Prim.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Rev. Seamus Kuebler OSA. Prim., who suffered from cancer and died on April 9, 2019. Father Kuebler (pictured on the left) led a monastery of the Augustinian Monks of the Primitive Observance in DeLand. He was born July 1, 1948 and raised in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. Legally blind … Continue reading “Please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr. Seamus Kuebler OSA, Prim.”

Saint Leo University offers scholarships to Florida Catholic high school students

ORLANDO | Beginning fall 2019, Saint Leo University will offer a new scholarship to help make higher education more accessible to Catholic high school students in Florida. The Catholic Promise Scholarship will award Florida students who have attended four years at a Catholic high school with an annual scholarship of $14,000. The scholarship is renewable … Continue reading “Saint Leo University offers scholarships to Florida Catholic high school students”

Pro-Life Chairman for U.S. Bishops’ urges passage of Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

WASHINGTON—Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, made the following statement in response to today’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Abortion Until Birth: The Need to Pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act: Archbishop Naumann’s full statement follows: “This bill draws the public’s attention to the … Continue reading “Pro-Life Chairman for U.S. Bishops’ urges passage of Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act”

Dual enrollment equity for private school students advances in House and Senate

HB 189 (Zika) and SB 1342 (Stargel) would make college more affordable for Florida families by restoring access to dual enrollment courses at state colleges and universities for high school students. Certain courses would be made available without requiring payment by the family or the student’s school. FCCB supports these bills that ensure equity for … Continue reading “Dual enrollment equity for private school students advances in House and Senate”

Parental consent prior to a minor’s abortion advances in House and Senate

HB 1335 (Grall) and SB 1774 (Stargel) would require that a parent or legal guardian provide consent before a minor can undergo an abortion. The bills contain a provision that would allow the minor to petition the court for a waiver in certain circumstances. HB 1335 was passed by its second committee of reference, Judiciary … Continue reading “Parental consent prior to a minor’s abortion advances in House and Senate”

Pope Francis and the United Nations on the environment

CAPP-USA sponsored a lecture at Fordham University by Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations.  Speaking on the topic, “Pope Francis and the United Nations on the Environment,” the Archbishop emphasized that the environment is a principal concern of both Pope Francis and the United Nations. His address built on … Continue reading “Pope Francis and the United Nations on the environment”