The Office of Communications is proud to present a new video series – “Reflections for Lent” – with Father Richard Pagano. The series will be released starting on Ash Wednesday, March 1, and will continue with weekly videos through Easter Sunday.
by Lila Ross
Saying “justice needs to be tamed by mercy,” Bishop Felipé Estévez of the Diocese of St. Augustine and two brother bishops called Tuesday for the state of Georgia to drop the death penalty in the case of accused priest killer Steven J. Murray.
Anita Hassell, chief executive officer and diocesan director of Catholic Charities Bureau, Inc. of the Diocese of St. Augustine, affirms today the agency’s commitment to welcome and
assist the stranger to our land.
Three Catholic bishops from Florida and Georgia will hold an 11 a.m. joint news conference on Tuesday, Jan. 31, outside the Richmond County Courthouse, 735 James Brown Blvd., in
President Donald J. Trump issued today an Executive Order addressing the U.S. refugee admissions program and migration to the United States, generally. The executive order virtually shuts down the refugee admissions program for 120 days, reduces the number of refugees to be admitted to the United States this year from 110,000 to 50,000 individuals, and indefinitely suspends the resettlement of Syrian refugees. In addition, it prioritizes religious minorities suffering from religious persecution, thereby deprioritizing all other persons fleeing persecution; calls for a temporary bar on admission to the United States from a number of countries of particular concern (all Muslim majority); and imposes a yet-to-be determined new vetting process for all persons seeking entry to the United States.
January 26, 2017
The National Prayer Vigil for Life will be held beginning today (Jan. 26) through Friday morning, January 27, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. More than 20,000 pilgrims from around the nation include several hundred young adults from the Diocese of St. Augustine, will pray there for an end to abortion before the annual March for Life. The Vigil marks the 44th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions legalizing abortion nationwide. Since those decisions, more than 57 million abortions have been performed legally in the United States.
On January 3, 2017, H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. This important pro-life legislation will place in permanent law a consistent federal policy restricting the funding and promotion of abortion.