U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to Convene Historic Fifth National Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino Ministry

January 31, 2018

Registration for the Fifth National Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino Ministry (V Encuentro) will launch on February 20, 2018. In September, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will convene a historic ecclesial gathering of 3,000 Hispanic/Latino Ministry leaders/delegates from dioceses, ecclesial movements, schools, universities and Catholic organizations from across the country. The delegates representing more than 165 dioceses were selected among nearly 250,000 people that participated in the local process over the past year. Over 100 bishops are expected to lead diocesan delegations. Read More

World Day for Consecrated Life to be Celebrated Friday, February 2; Coincides with Release of 2017 Profession Class Survey

January 30, 2018

As the Catholic Church prepares to celebrate the World Day for Consecrated Life, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations (CCLV) is releasing the results of a survey taken of the most recent Profession Class of 2017 conducted by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA). The survey results have been released to coincide with the annual celebration of World Day for Consecrated Life, which will be celebrated in the Church on Friday, February 2, 2018 and in parishes on the weekend of February 3-4, 2018. Read More

National Day of Giving Raises Awareness for Catholic Schools

January 30, 2018

"Many Gifts, One Nation" is a national day of giving to raise awareness and support for Catholic Schools. The 24 hour "day of giving" began today January 30 at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 9:00 a.m. on January 31. Morning Star School and Bishop Kenny High School will take part in this 24-hour online day of giving! Why? Because Catholic schools change lives! Read More

This Lent CRS Rice Bowl Asks You to Share the Journey

January 22, 2018

As Pope Francis asks us to “Share the Journey” with migrants and refugees around the world, Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) Rice Bowl offers Catholics in the United States a way to encounter Lent, to encounter the causes of migration and displacement, and to learn about the challenges faced by families around the world in their dioceses, parishes and homes. Read More

U.S. Catholic Bishops Praise efforts to Protect Religious Freedom

January 19, 2018

Today (Jan. 19), Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities, and Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, chair of the USCCB’s Committee for Religious Liberty, offered the following joint statement in response to the creation of a new Division on Conscience and Religious Freedom within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights and other related administrative actions: Read More

U.S. Catholic Bishops’ Launch “9 Days for Life” Campaign

January 11, 2018

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. Read More

Duo-B to perform in free concert at St. Anastasia Catholic Church

January 11, 2018

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. Read More

Reasons why the Death Penalty must end in Florida

January 2, 2018

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. Read More