57 men and women from across the Diocese of Orlando will be joining with thousands of faithful from across the United States for the Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in America, hosted by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Orlando from July 1 – July 4, 2017. The Orlando … Continue reading “Local Catholics prepare for the Convocation of Catholic Leaders”
June 22, 2017
The Our Lady of Grace conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has received a grant of $2,500 from the National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent de Paul. The grant will go toward funding education and training for family breadwinners among the chapter’s clients. This financial help includes support … Continue reading “Local St. Vincent de Paul Society receives $2,500 grant”
ORLANDO | When a torpedo hit the USAT Dorchester, an army transport ship carrying 900 people in 1943, most of those onboard panicked. But four army chaplains from varying faiths kept calm. Amidst the chaos, Father John Washington, a Catholic priest; the Reverend Clark Poling, of the Reformed Church in America; Rabbi Alexander Goode; and … Continue reading “Father Hoffmann honored as a modern day hero”
For many of us, summer is a much needed break from a busy schedule. Some will take the time to travel to new places or return to old favorites. Others will visit with family and friends – a beautiful opportunity to refresh and renew relationships. If you’re are staying closer to home, give yourself time … Continue reading “Ways to focus on relationships this summer and more from the Office of Laity, Family and Life”
From Catholic Rural Life’s (CRL) FAQ Blog: Why does the Church get involved in agricultural issues? The Catholic Church addresses agricultural issues because much is at stake in moral and human terms. Food is essential to sustain human life, but the Church also knows that “Man shall not live by bread alone” (Matt. 4:4). Other … Continue reading “Why the Church Gets Involved in Agriculture”
Pray That the Lord would protect all migrants and refugees, and that all those who work with people on the move would be free to serve. Reflect Christians are committed to caring for the vulnerable, and migrants and refugees are some of the most vulnerable. The Church has long sought to serve the unique needs … Continue reading “A prayer for the Fortnight to Freedom”
You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation; announce the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9 My Sisters and Brothers in Christ: As we begin our summer season, we may have been making plans for a vacation. We dream about places … Continue reading “Bishop Noonan: “take God with you””
Pope Francis continued his catechesis on Christian hope at his Wednesday General Audience on June 20, 2017, reflecting on the saints as witnesses and companions of hope: Dear Brothers and Sisters: In our continuing catechesis on Christian hope, we now look to the saints, to “those who have gone before us marked with the sign … Continue reading “Pope Francis: “look to the saints””
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On World Refugee Day, held every year on June 20th, we commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. Join Catholic Charities of Central Florida on June 24, 2017 to honor and celebrate refugees in Orlando with a cultural celebration.
BALTIMORE, MD, June 21, 2017 — Catholic Relief Service (CRS) welcomes the Vatican’s contribution of $200,000 to the people of South Sudan as an affirmation of the important role that the Catholic Church continues to play in the world’s newest nation. Gripped by drought and ongoing conflict, South Sudan is one of four countries currently … Continue reading “Catholic Relief Services welcomes Vatican aid to South Sudan”
USCCB President and Bishop Chairmen Urge Department of Homeland Security to Defer Deportation of Refugees Who Have Escaped Religious Persecution WASHINGTON—The President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston as well as the Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Migration, Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of Austin, and Chairman … Continue reading “USCCB News”