by Mary Prentis
Growing up in Florida, I often heard comments from friends and family living up North about how beautiful the transitions of the changing seasons were. Still, I was content in my subtropical paradise and shrugged off any idea that I could be missing out on anything important. Yet having recently experienced (and survived) my first northern winter, I’ve learned valuable lessons about shifting from the dark of winter to the welcoming glow of spring.
by Lilla Ross
Imagine everyone on the First Coast driven from their homes, sleeping on the streets, desperate for the basic necessities. That’s approximately the number of people displaced in Iraq by the Islamic State.
by Father Larry Rice, CSP
As the weather turns warm with the coming of spring, many people are beginning to make plans for the coming gardening season. Most avid gardeners will tell you that they feel closer to God while working in their gardens than they do anywhere else.
HB 633 by Rep. Jennifer Sullivan (R-Eustis) provides a woman at least 24 hours to reflect on information about her unborn child and the risks of abortion before proceeding with the termination of her pregnancy. The bill also requires the physician providing the information to be physically present in the room with the patient.
The U.S. Catholic Bishops need your support to continue to strengthen the Catholic Church at home and help mission dioceses right here in the United States, including the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee.
By Elena Castello
Over 130 students and adults sat in the St. Augustine Church student lounge, listening to the 29-year-old woman tell her story. With her degree in journalism, a beautiful gift for storytelling, and a passion to share her Catholic faith, Arleen Spenceley captivated the audience last night at the University of Florida’s Catholic Student Fellowship event. What was the topic of this talk? Living out chastity in a culture that says it isn’t possible.
This Saturday, April 18, Bishop Felipe Estévez will ordain 13 seminarians as transitional deacons, two of which are our very own David Keegan and Philip Timlin. The ordination is scheduled to take place at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church (370 SW 3rd Street) in Boca Raton at 11 a.m.
by J.T. Rodriguez
Every hand scooping, every hand sealing, every hand boxing food was touching another hand on the other side of the world. There is something different about using your own hands to help a person, which is distinctly different from simply giving a dollar: it becomes personal.
by Tonia Borsellino
A team of five Catholic Gators from the University of Florida increased their commitment to service at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Gainesville during the parish’s first Helping Hands food-packaging event for Catholic Relief Services held on Saturday, April 11.
At 5.30 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday 11 April, the eve of Divine Mercy Sunday, in St. Peter’s Basilica, the Pope will officially convoke the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy with the publication of the Bull of Indiction, “Misericordiae vultus”.