What People are Saying about the 2018 Eucharistic Congress

March 22, 2018

If the maxed-out parking lots and auditorium were any indication, the 2018 Florida Eucharistic Congress was a major success. Congress organizers on Saturday, March 17, conservatively estimated attendance of at least 5,000. Some of those in attendance agreed to share what motivated them to attend an event that’s getting national and international exposure every year. Read More

Operation Pedro Pan The Cuban Children’s Exodus

March 20, 2018

The Diocese of St. Augustine will host a screening of the highly acclaimed documentary, Operation Pedro Pan: The Cuban Children’s Exodus( OPPG). The screening is March 24, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the Cathedral Basilica’s Bishop Baker Center, 267 St. George Street in St. Augustine. Read More

Saint Leo University Celebrates Grand Opening in Jacksonville

March 19, 2018

Saint Leo University welcomed the community to its new Jacksonville Education Center in the Oakleaf Town Center during a grand opening celebration March 10. Read More

Catholics Called to Love, Unity and Active Service at the 2018 Eucharistic Congress

March 19, 2018

By Jeff Brumley Catholics are responsible for sharing Christ in an age and culture both ignorant of and hostile to the values of the gospel. That was the consistent message presented to the 5,000 or more Catholic faithful during the 2018 Eucharistic Congress held March 16-17 at the Prime F. Osborn III Center in Jacksonville. Read More

SPECIAL REPORT Pope Francis’ 5th Anniversary

March 13, 2018

By Peggy DeKeyser Pope Francis is a pontiff of firsts, to be sure. The first pope from the Americas, he is also the first Jesuit, the first non-European since Gregory III, a Syrian, in 741, and the first from south of the equator. Five years ago, on March 13, 2013, white smoke rose from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel, signifying his election to the papacy by a two-thirds majority of cardinal electors. To mark his fifth anniversary as Holy Father, let’s take a look at some accomplishments and interesting facts about Pope Francis. Read More

Call to Prayer and Action Urging Congress to Enact the Conscience Protection Act

March 6, 2018

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 urge the faithful to flood Congress with emails and calls asking for enactment of the Conscience Protection Act as part of the 2018 funding bill and to pray for this outcome. Congress is currently considering whether to include the Conscience Protection Act in must-pass government funding legislation, and a decision on the Conscience Protection Act’s inclusion will be made prior to March 23, 2018. Read More