May 02, 2019

The month of Mary

During the month of May, we honor our Blessed Mother that following her example, we may be more fruitful day by day as disciples of Christ. What the Catholic faith believes about Mary is based on what it believes about Christ, and what it teaches about Mary illumines in turn its faith in Christ. Throughout the … Continue reading “The month of Mary”

Statement on Passage of State-Level Immigration Enforcement (SB 168)

TALLAHASSEE, FL – The following is a statement from Michael B. Sheedy, Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops (FCCB), executive director, on final passage of SB 168 sponsored by Senator Joe Gruters (R-Sarasota): Today’s passage of state-level immigration enforcement legislation is disheartening. There are many, including members of the Florida Legislature, who are frustrated that Congress … Continue reading “Statement on Passage of State-Level Immigration Enforcement (SB 168)”

USCCB Call to Prayer

Join us in prayer for all Catholics, that God inspire them to take action in their local communities to support and protect migrants. The U.S. bishops invite the faithful to join a movement of prayer and sacrifice for the protection of life, marriage, and religious liberty in our country. Serious threats to each of these … Continue reading “USCCB Call to Prayer”

Washed in Divine Mercy

DUNNELLON | A sea of red and white shirts flooded St. John the Evangelist Parish in Dunnellon as the Eucharistic procession began in honor of Divine Mercy Sunday, April 28. Swaths of red and white fabric hung from the ceiling, and draped over the sanctuary in six directions. Pastor, Father Jean Desir, held the Blessed … Continue reading “Washed in Divine Mercy”

Local advocacy groups work for reform in Polk and Volusia Counties

LAKELAND/DAYTONA BEACH | An alarming number of families throughout the United States are finding themselves homeless due to lack of affordable housing. This was the spotlight issue for two major social justice rallies, Polk Ecumenical Action Council for Empowerment (P.E.A.C.E.) in Lakeland and Fighting Against Injustice Towards Harmony (F.A.I.T.H.) in Daytona Beach. Both groups are … Continue reading “Local advocacy groups work for reform in Polk and Volusia Counties”