Healing body, mind and soul at Pilgrimage of the Sick

ORLANDO | It’s not Lourdes, but it’s close, said Father Anthony Aarons, Missionary of Mercy and rector of the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe.

After his own pilgrimage to France in 2023, seeing the …

March goes beyond Dobbs decision

WASHINGTON, D.C. | They braved freezing temperatures and trudged through snow. As they prayed the rosary and sang Ave Maria, faithful Catholics from central Florida joined thousands flooding the streets of Washington, D.C. to tell the world abortion must not …

Parish welcomes new Missionary of La Salette pastor

ORLANDO | Blessed Trinity Parish in Orlando has a new pastor, La Salette Father Phil “Skip” Negley. Always led by the Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette, it is no surprise Father Negley is filling the shoes of the …

Interpreter translates Mass in an ‘elegant language’

CLERMONT | Selene Squitieri has a passion for American Sign Language, especially if it helps her niece find a deeper love of the Eucharist.

With a cousin who is deaf, Squitieri often found herself making friends in the deaf community. …

The SPIRITUALITY of the Rite of Acolyte

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS | At the Institution of the Rite of Acolyte, Oct. 7, Bishop John Noonan called forward 18 men in formation for the diaconate. This day at Annunciation Parish marked the last major step on their journey to Ordination. …

Bishop’s Letter: Become builders of the City of Love

My Sisters and Brothers in Christ:

Be faithful to God’s Covenant in all that you are. God cherishes you, and I know you also cherish God’s Covenant. Upholding all in prayer keeps us close to God’s Covenant. Prayer allows us …

Bishop blesses first responders at annual Blue Mass

ORLANDO | First responders ranging from mounted police to firefighters filled St. James Cathedral in Orlando, Sept. 29, 2023, for the annual celebration of the Blue Mass.

The Mass celebrated the feasts of Archangels St. Michael, St. Gabriel, and St. …

Mother of fallen deputy bears gifts, blessings

ORLANDO | Norma Lewis has participated in the annual celebration of Blue Mass since her son, Deputy First Class Norman Lewis, died in an 2017 manhunt for Markeith Loyd. Loyd was on the run after killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend and …