Briggs Hurley Ordained to Transitional Diaconate in Rome

September 29, 2016

On Thursday, Sept. 29, Briggs Andrew Hurley of the Diocese of St. Augustine was among 30 seminarians from the Pontifical North American College ordained to the transitional diaconate. Read More

Knights of Columbus Host Soccer Challenge

September 28, 2016

Students at Holy Rosary Catholic School in Jacksonville were treated to a “Soccer Challenge” by the Knights of Columbus Council #5407 on Sept. 23. The day included learning more about the sport of soccer, sport contests and students being treated to great food and treats from local sponsors. Read More

Florida Bishops Cite Concerns On Amendment 2

September 27, 2016

The Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops issued the following statement identifying concerns with a problematic framework established by Amendment 2, “Use of Marijuana for Debilitating Medical Conditions” that Floridians will consider when voting in the General Election, Nov. 8. Read More

Bishop Felipe J. Estévez Celebrates Special Masses for Jubilee Year of Mercy

September 21, 2016

In the Bull of Indiction for the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, Pope Francis described mercy as “the beating heart of the Gospel.” This has been manifested throughout the history of the Church, most especially in the practice of the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy. Read More

Knowing the Positions of the Presidential Candidates

September 21, 2016

In keeping with its mission to educate and inform Catholics and assist the faithful with their responsibility to participate in political life, the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops (FCCB) has released its 2016 presidential voter guide: Know the Positions of the Presidential Candidates. Read More

St. Johns Riverkeeper Recognizes Christ the King School!

September 20, 2016

In the most recent issue of the St. Johns Riverkeeper digital newsletter, they announced Suzette Gagnon – a teacher at Christ the King Catholic School – as the 2015 Educator of the Year. Read More

Communication and Mercy – Help Spread the Faith Communications Appeal, Sept. 24-25

September 12, 2016

By Kathleen Bagg Pope Francis, in this Holy Year of Mercy, invites all of us to reflect on the relationship between communication and mercy. In his message for the 50th World Communications Day that was released from the Vatican on January 24, this year, he said, “What we say and how we say it, our every word and gesture, ought to express God’s compassion, tenderness and forgiveness for all. Love, by its nature, is communication; it leads to openness and sharing. If our hearts and actions are inspired by charity, by divine love, then our communication will be touched by God’s own power.” Read More

Educating Girls in Afghanistan

September 7, 2016

Photo by Nikki Gamer/CRS For many of us, we know our children will start a new school year each September. But for millions of children around the world, this may mark the first year they’ll have access to an education. In Afghanistan’s rural Ghor Province, more than 70 percent of villagers are illiterate. But they want the best for their children, and that means they want to give them a chance to learn. Read More