June 21, 2018

No marriage is beyond hope

Has your marriage become troubled and stressed, unloving or uncaring? Have you grown cold and distant? Are you divorced, separated or thinking about it? Retrouvaille can help. It has helped thousands! Our next program in Orlando begins July 13, 2018 at San Pedro Spiritual Development Center in Winter Park. For more information and to register, call 352-274-4614. … Continue reading “No marriage is beyond hope”

Celebrating faith and friendship on the 50th Anniversary of the Diocese of Orlando

The 50th anniversary of the Diocese of Orlando is not just a celebration for Catholics across Central Florida. It is a time of remembrance, prayer, and thanksgiving shared with many different faith leaders. Bishop John Noonan made that abundantly clear with his message of “we remember, we celebrate, we believe” at St. James Cathedral on June … Continue reading “Celebrating faith and friendship on the 50th Anniversary of the Diocese of Orlando”

New charter for the Protection of Children and Young People

The Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People is a comprehensive set of procedures originally established by the USCCB in June 2002 for addressing allegations of sexual abuse of minors by Catholic clergy. The Charter also includes guidelines for reconciliation, healing, accountability, and prevention of future acts of abuse. It was revised in 2005, 2011, and 2018. … Continue reading “New charter for the Protection of Children and Young People”

After 52 years M.I.A., Colonel laid to rest at St. Matthew Parish in Winter Haven

After volunteering to take another pilot’s place on a reconnaissance mission during the Vietnam War, Col. Peter Stewart, an F-4C Phantom II pilot, was shot down and declared missing in action in March of 1966. Since the tragic disappearance, Stewart’s family has searched endlessly for any information regarding what happened that day. As of April … Continue reading “After 52 years M.I.A., Colonel laid to rest at St. Matthew Parish in Winter Haven”

Illness brings new life

Emma was diagnosed with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM) midway through her seventh grade year while attending Holy Family Catholic School in Orlando. The young athlete’s life radically changed. What would she do without basketball, softball, track and dance? Despite the initial blow, Emma never imagined the abundant gifts God was waiting to reveal. “It was … Continue reading “Illness brings new life”

First Lady Ann Scott visits Ascension Catholic School, shares her passion for reading

School may be out for summer, but the push for learning is still in full swing. Governor Rick Scott’s wife, Ann, recently shared her passion for reading and literacy with the students and staff of Ascension Catholic School in Melbourne. Father Eamon Tobin, pastor of the parish, and students from kindergarten through 5th grade warmly … Continue reading “First Lady Ann Scott visits Ascension Catholic School, shares her passion for reading”

The Beauty of Rural Life

On June 24, the Diocese of Fargo will hold its first annual Rural Life Celebration on the Schmitz farm near Harvey. With our many rural communities and parishes, it seems only fitting that we should celebrate the natural bond between our Catholic faith and rural life, and I hope many will come and join the … Continue reading “The Beauty of Rural Life”