40 Days for Life Campaign Kicks Off in Jacksonville

September 24, 2015

On Sunday, Sept. 20, the Jacksonville community celebrated the opening of the local 40 Days for Life campaign. This peaceful campaign of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion has taken place in Jacksonville since the first national campaign in 2007. For the first time, the Diocese of St. Augustine is leading the prayer campaign under the direction of Mary Catherine Damon, Diocesan Respect Life Coordinator. Read More

Florida politicians should listen to pope

September 23, 2015

Point of View column in the Florida Times-Union by Father Timothy Lozier Laudato Si’ is the title of Pope Francis’s very first encyclical. The title comes from the stirring song of praise for the God of all Creation written eight centuries ago by the pope’s namesake, Saint Francis. But the subtitle of his urgent message to all humanity is just as important: On Care for Our Common Home. Read More

Bishop: St. Augustine’s history must be told against ‘backdrop’ of faith

September 17, 2015

by Jean Gonzalez Florida Catholic/Catholic News Service From dignitaries in horse-drawn carriages to everyday Catholics sharing the sign of peace on the basilica grounds under a Jumbotron, the celebration of four and a half centuries offered something for everyone. Read More

Celebrating Catechetical Sunday – September 20

September 1, 2015

The third Sunday of September in the United States is celebrated as Catechetical Sunday in honor to acknowledge and commission those who are catechists.  In his encyclical Redemptoris Missio, Pope John Paul II, said, “Among the laity who become evangelizers, catechists have a place of honor…Catechists are among those who have received Christ’s command to ‘go and teach all nations.’” Read More

Historian Michael Francis Expands on St. Augustine’s Religious History

September 1, 2015

By Margo C. Pope Colonial Florida historian J. Michael Francis, Ph.D., says a sometimes overlooked story of St. Augustine is its religious history beyond the story of the Spanish missions of early Florida. Read More

Parish Honors its Patron Saint

September 1, 2015

By Margo C. Pope The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Augustine celebrated the feast of its patron saint, Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, as part of its continuing 450th anniversary observance. Read More