After more than four years of planning and coordination with officials in Italy and at the Vatican, the Diocese of St. Augustine has acquired a first-class relic of our patron saint, Augustine of Hippo. It is on loan to the diocese for the 450th Anniversary celebration of the City of St. Augustine and the founding of America’s first Catholic Parish.
Outline Set for Synod on Family
The outline and discussion points for the Synod on the Family from October 4-25 is set. Click below to learn more.Read More
Understanding the Church
Pope Francis offers thoughts on how Catholics should teach people to know and love Christ and his church.Read More
NFP Awareness Week, July 19-25
Celebrate and reverence God’s vision for human sexuality. Discover Natural Family Planning for you and your spouse.Read More
The U.S. Supreme Court got it wrong today when it redefined marriage and now forces states to license and recognize marriages between two persons of the same sex. Man and woman were designed by God for each other, and only a man and woman can form a union that brings forth children.
Context for the Encyclical: Continuity of Teaching
Pope Francis’ encyclical on ecology follows and expands on Catholic teaching about care for God’s creation. This teaching has a foundation in the Bible’s call to stewardship of the natural world. Both Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and St. John Paul II, the two prior pontiffs, spoke frequently about ecology, and both addressed climate change directly. And Pope Francis will not be the first pope to appeal to national leaders to address climate issues through the UN process.