November 16, 2017

Called by God

260 pilgrims from 20 parishes in the Diocese of Orlando are in Indianapolis this week for the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC). This year’s theme is Called/Llamados. Every other year, Catholic young people and their chaperones—youth ministers, campus ministers, parents, catechists, priests, coaches, and scout leaders—come together to pray, learn, and grow in their faith at … Continue reading “Called by God”

Faith Fit Radio Weekly Roundup

November 16, 2017 PODCAST SPOTLIGHT: “Shssh, it’s a Secret!” –Ex Nihilo #37 This week Fr. Martin and Steve provide the answer to a question no one is asking. What is the Roman Curia and what does it do? “Art of Recollection” –School of Humanity #37 Rachel and Jason discuss how recollecting yourself is a gateway … Continue reading “Faith Fit Radio Weekly Roundup”

Collection helps aging religious

A collection will be held across the diocese December 2-3 for the Retirement Fund for Religious. This annual appeal benefits 32,000 elderly Catholic sisters, brothers, and religious order priests whose religious congregations lack adequate retirement funding. The collection is coordinated by the National Religious Retirement Office in Washington, D.C. Nearly $31 million was raised in … Continue reading “Collection helps aging religious”

St. Andrew’s raises awareness of Black Catholic History Month

By Christine Commerce, Florida Catholic Correspondent – November 14, 2017 ORLANDO | St. Andrew Catholic Church celebrated Black Catholic History Month with music from its Gospel Choir and recognition of local youth, who participated in an essay contest. The gospel choir sang a lively rendition of “Come Let Us Worship the Lord,” for the opening … Continue reading “St. Andrew’s raises awareness of Black Catholic History Month”

Coding for students

Via Lumen Christi, The Office of Schools Quarterly Newsletter – November 2017 Lately all the buzz is about students learning to code. Over 90% of parents want programming added to their curriculum. In today’s digital world, coding is a fundamental skill alongside math and reading, but too few kids have the opportunity to learn to … Continue reading “Coding for students”


At General Assembly, Bishops Approve 2018 Budget, Diocesan Assessment Increase, Order Of Baptism For Children; Elect CRS Boar BALTIMORE—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops approved today their 2018 budget and a three percent increase in the diocesan assessment for 2019 during their annual Fall General Assembly in Baltimore. The 2018 budget was approved with 125 … Continue reading “USCCB News”