August 25, 2022

A quilt of valor

OVIEDO  |  Louis Barretta is 98 years old, yet he doesn’t look a day over 80.   Barretta, a parishioner of St. Stephen Parish in Winter Springs, was a soldier in what’s been called the deadliest conflict in history. On Aug. 22, he was awarded a Quilt of Valor for his service in the 364th Fighter … Continue reading “A quilt of valor”

Catholic Culture: Is there a difference between a Catholic Nun or Sister?

There is a difference, and there is not a difference. First, we recognize that the Church’s laws on religious life can be a bit complicated, because of the huge number of different religious institutes in existence founded at various times over 2,000 years of Church history. A Catholic nun is a woman who lives a contemplative … Continue reading “Catholic Culture: Is there a difference between a Catholic Nun or Sister?”

Farming is not just for cows

GROVELAND | You’ve never seen “Theology on Tap” presented this way. Surrounded by cows and goats, young adults ages 18-24 spent summer evenings under the Menner Family Farm pavilion in Groveland to hear various speakers on a variety of topics. From marriage and spiritual healing to their final presentation, Aug. 27, on “Time, Talent, and … Continue reading “Farming is not just for cows”