EWTN Reality Show Highlights Local La Leche Baby

by Savanna Kearney

Eternal Word Television Network’s reality show, Real Life Catholic, explores the lives of ordinary Catholics with extraordinary faith around the world. And Thursday, Nov. 1, Real Life Catholic host and internationally acclaimed author and speaker, Chris Stefanick came to The Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche at Mission Nombre de Dios in St. Augustine to hear the story of Rebecca Harkness, a local “La Leche Baby.”

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Bishop Estévez Blesses New Early Learning Center

by Savanna Kearney

The St. John Paul II Catholic Mission in Ponte Vedra celebrated the opening of a new Early Learning Center Saturday, Oct. 20, at 5 p.m. The event began with Mass celebrated by Bishop Felipe Estévez, assisted by Father Edward Shaner, priest-in-charge of Blessed John Paul II Mission, Deacon Scott Conway, superintendent of Catholic schools, and Father Leonard Chuwa, system director of ethics and formation at St. Vincent’s Health Ministries, with the Knights of Columbus in attendance.

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Bishop Estevez Leads Faith Formation Day in Diocese

by Savanna Kearney

The 34th annual Faith Formation Day was held at Bishop John J. Snyder High School Saturday, Oct. 13. The event began with Mass at 8:30 a.m. celebrated by Bishop Felipe Estévez. Following Mass, the bishop gave the keynote talk, in which he addressed the sexual abuse crisis. He acknowledged to those in attendance that this is a painful time for the church, but, he also examined the positive changes that are happening as a result, including new activity regarding the protection of minors and vulnerable adults in the church, as well as those in authority examining their responsibilities in leadership.

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