Pope Francis greets the crowd during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Nov. 18. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-AUDIENCE-HOLY-DOOR Nov. 18, 2015.

God Never Shuts the Door

In the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis says the doors of churches around the world represent the “great door of God’s mercy.”

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In this Oct. 26, 2011, file photo, Palestinians sift through garbage that was dumped in the West Bank. Some doctors say patients have a right to have causes of illness, especially from environmental pollution, studied as part of their care. (CNS photo/Abed Al Hashlamoun, EPA) See VATICAN-HEALTH-ENVIRONMENT Nov. 17, 2015.

Pollution and Human Health

Pope Francis encourages a greater attention to our brothers and sisters whose health is impacted by pollution.

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Washington Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl speaks during the 2015 fall general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore Nov. 17. The cardinal spoke  about the completion of the central dome in the upper church of the of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington. (CNS photo/Bob Roller) See BISHOPS- Nov. 17, 2015.

Create in Me a Clean Heart

The U.S. Bishops approved a statement on pornography on the second day of their fall general meeting in Baltimore.

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NEWS Around the Diocese

Mission Nombre de Dios Museum Opens New Exhibit

Unburied Treasure of St. Augustine – Sacred Vessels on loan from Boston Museum of Fine Arts

Four religious objects made of silver hollowware, dating back to as early as the 1600s, are now on exhibit at the Mission Nombre de Dios Museum, 27 Ocean Avenue in St. Augustine. These items may well be among the earliest items used for Christian worship surviving in the United States and they are coming home to St. Augustine after a 135-year absence.

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