by Carol Glatz/Catholic News Service
Pope Francis has revised and clarified norms and procedures for holding bishops and religious superiors accountable in protecting minors as well as in protecting members of religious orders and seminarians from abuse.
TALLAHASSEE, FL (May 2, 2019) – The following is a statement from Michael B. Sheedy, Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops (FCCB), executive director, on final passage of SB 168 sponsored by Senator Joe Gruters (R-Sarasota):
By Savanna Kearney
It’s official! Fathers Nick Bennett, Matt King, Bob Hoffman, and Eric Stelzer were ordained by Bishop Felipe Estévez on May 4 at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine. They will now serve in parishes of the diocese.
This spring, the St. Augustine Catholic sponsored an essay contest for students in Catholic schools and parish religious education programs. The contest was created to not only recognize our students writing abilities but to honor our teachers.
Rejoice in the Lord today! Today we rejoice for the completion of a process of four wonderful young men who recognized the mystery of a call, discerned that call with care, openness, and humility, and followed the inner voice of the Spirit to undergo their rigorous seminary training. Here they are, ready and willing to receive Holy Orders.
By Savanna Kearney
What was once the campus for St. Pius V Catholic School is now the location for Catholic Charities newest food pantry. Although the pantry has been open to the public since April 3, Bishop Felipe Estévez blessed the building at its ribbon-cutting ceremony and volunteer appreciation Mass on Tuesday, April 30.
In the 1930s, a young woman in Poland claimed to have vivid revelations in which she was personally visited by Jesus. And decades later, we still honor her writings and the image that appeared to her, of the risen Messiah, whose heart revealed rays of red and “pale” light, symbolizing blood and water and whose words resonate with Catholics to this day: “Jesus I trust in you.”
April 23, 2019
WASHINGTON—Bishop Frank Dewane, of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development and Bishop Joe Vasquez, of Austin, Chairman of the Committee on Migration, issued the following statement in advance of the oral argument of Department of Commerce v. New York, before the United States Supreme Court regarding the importance of ensuring an accurate count for the U.S. Census.