On Jan. 18, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will launch the national “9 Days for Life” campaign calling Catholics and the faithful together for a 9-day “digital pilgrimage” focusing on cherishing the gift of human life from conception to natural death.
The 2017-18 concert series continues at St. Anastasia Catholic Church at 7 p.m., Jan. 20, with the violin and cello music of husband and wife team Hirono Borter and Philip Borter, known professionally as Duo-B. The concert will feature the music of Astor Piazzola.
by Most Reverend Felipe J. Estévez
On Thursday, December 14th, the Death Penalty Information Center released their annual end of year report analyzing the trends and patterns we’ve seen with the death penalty in 2017. According to the report, death sentences and executions were the second lowest in a quarter century. Additionally, public support for the death penalty fell to its lowest level in 45 years.
December 20, 2017
Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, the archbishop of Galveston-Houston and president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, issued the following statement this morning upon the death of Cardinal Bernard Law.
President Trump recently announced the end of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which gave legal status to young people who were brought to the United States as children and have come to know this country as their only home. Right now, Congress has an opportunity to take the lead on a solution for those affected by the rescission of DACA.
A collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) was taken up in all parishes of the diocese, Nov. 24-25. Some allegations have been made regarding the selection of grants. Ralph McCloud, director of CCHD for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has provided a response to ensure all grants meet the highest standards of accountability and conformity with the moral teaching of the Catholic Church. See below to read the response from Ralph McCloud.
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Parishioners at St. Paul’s Catholic Church were thrilled and honored to have Bishop Felipe J. Estévez of the Catholic Diocese of St. Augustine bless the installation of a new accessibility feature on the campus in Riverside.
By Jennifer Kollasch
Last week, 143 delegates from the Diocese of St. Augustine attended the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) in Indianapolis for a three-day faith experience that was guided by the Holy Spirit.
“Little children, let us not love in word or speech, but in deed and in truth” (1 Jn 3:18). These words of the Apostle John voice an imperative that no Christian may disregard. … Love has no alibi.”
In declaring the first World Day of the Poor on Nov. 19, Pope Francis has exhorted believers to “draw near to the poor, to encounter them, to meet their gaze, to embrace them and to let them feel the warmth of love that breaks through their solitude.”