May 04, 2022

Seeing the able, not the label: Family hopes commercial inspires focus beyond an autism label

Editor’s note: The family’s last name has been omitted for the protection of youth. ST. CLOUD | A commercial featuring a local Catholic family along with soccer stars of the U.S. Men’s National Team hopes to dispel the stigma on what is “wrong” with children on the autism spectrum and instead create awareness about “what … Continue reading “Seeing the able, not the label: Family hopes commercial inspires focus beyond an autism label”

Why do we venerate Mary?

This week Father Chris Hoffmann of Our Lady of the Lakes Parish, Deltona, answers the question: Jesus told us that where two or more are gathered together, to ask the Father for anything and it will be granted. We believe that those who are in heaven are able to appeal the throne of God with … Continue reading “Why do we venerate Mary?”

Faith-based efforts to aid Ukrainians

APOPKA | Catholic Charities of Central Florida collaborated with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office Faith-based Community Team to provide medical supplies and family stability services to Ukrainians in need. The two agencies came together at St. Mary Protectress Ukrainian Church in Apopka, the central packaging center for Project Ukraine. Catholic Charities staff and other volunteers … Continue reading “Faith-based efforts to aid Ukrainians”

New chief brings his faith everywhere, including the workplace

WINTER PARK | As the newly sworn-in Chief of Police for the Winter Park Police Department, Timothy Volkerson always strives to live his faith with his family, coworkers and the Winter Park community. Volkerson was publicly sworn-in April 29, 2022. Growing up, Volkerson’s parents, Paul and Patricia, raised their family key Catholic values — to … Continue reading “New chief brings his faith everywhere, including the workplace”

Missionaries meet in Rome

ROME | More than 300 priests gathered in Rome for the Third International Gathering of the Missionaries of Mercy meeting, April 23-25. They met with the Holy Father, shared experiences and concelebrated Divine Mercy Sunday Mass with Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Basilica. Among them was our own Father Anthony Aarons who serves both Catholic … Continue reading “Missionaries meet in Rome”