Hispanics at Encuentro: ‘We belong here’ – 300 Delegates to regional gathering discuss solutions to challenges of faith and culture

February 28, 2018

By Ana Rodriguez-Soto Florida Catholic staff Gathered in Miami for three days of intense reflection, 300 mostly Hispanic Catholics pondered problems and proffered solutions to three overriding challenges: speaking Spanish in an English-speaking Church, being immigrants in a country that has turned increasingly hostile to their presence, and being believers in a progressively secular society. Read More

Legacy Events Challenge Greek College Students to Live Out Faith

February 28, 2018

The Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) recently hosted two Legacy Conferences challenging Greek students to discover God’s plan, live with a purpose and establish a meaningful legacy for the future – both on campus and in eternity. More than 870 attendees joined in the events in Atlanta Feb. 9 – 11, and Kansas City Feb. 23 – 25. Read More

Blessed Trinity Parish coordinates colossal diaper drive to support Women’s Help Center in Jacksonville

February 28, 2018

Blessed Trinity parishioners in Jacksonville collected more than 11,000 diapers and 12,300 baby wipes as part of their Diaper Drive for the Women's Help Center in Jacksonville. Great commitment to supporting life! Read More

U.S. Bishops’ Urges Immediate “Humane Solution” for Dreamers

February 27, 2018

On Feb. 26, the U.S. Supreme Court declined the government’s request to hear its “appeal before judgment” on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) cases. Accordingly, the lower court injunctions in the California and New York, DACA cases remain in effect nationally and DACA renewals remain available to those who currently have DACA status. Read More

National Call-in Day for Dreamers for February 26

February 21, 2018

Today, February 26, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) hosts the National Catholic Call-In Day to Protect Dreamers, and urges the faithful across the nation to call their Members of Congress to protect Dreamers from deportation, to provide them a path to citizenship, and to avoid any damage to existing protections for families and unaccompanied minors in the process. To take part in the Call-in-Day, please contact your Members of Congress by calling (855) 589-5698.  Read More

Bridges, Not Walls: Reflections of the Bishops’ Pilgrimage for Peace in the Holy Land

February 16, 2018

We came as Pilgrims of Peace to this Land that is Holy to Jews, Christians, and Muslims. We encountered many walls and some bridges, as we sought out those on the peripheries. As Pope Francis repeatedly reminds us, we believe peace with justice for the two peoples and three faiths of this Land can only come through building “bridges, not walls.” Read More

Florida Governor Rick Scott Signs Death Warrant for Eric Scott Branch

February 15, 2018

After a couple of months with no executions in Florida, a death warrant for Eric Scott Branch was signed by Gov. Rick Scott on Friday, Jan. 19. His execution is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 22, at 6:00 p.m. Branch was convicted of the murder of Susan Morris, a University of West Florida student, in 1993. Read More

Join Pope Francis in a Day of Prayer and Fasting Feb. 23

February 15, 2018

The President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, is encouraging Catholics across the nation to join with Pope Francis on Friday, February 23, for a special Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace. The day of prayer and fasting will focus on continued conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and other areas of the world. Read More

Morning Star School’s Recycling Program Worthy of Praise

February 9, 2018

Morning Star School, a Catholic, K through 12th grade special education school in Jacksonville, recycles plastic, aluminum, paper and cardboard each and every day! The program impacts students and helps integrate environmental sustainability into the school’s curriculum. Read More

International Day of Prayer for Victims of Human Trafficking Observed February 8

February 6, 2018

The International Day of Prayer for Victims of Human Trafficking will be observed on Feb. 8. Designated by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the International Union of Superiors General as a time of remembrance for victims and survivors of forced labor and commercial sex trafficking, the day coincides with the feast of St. Josephine Bakhita. Read More