Bishop Blesses and Dedicates Varela Center

May 30, 2019

Bishop Felipe Estévez blessed and dedicated the Father Felix Varela Center, 5110 Lourcey Road, on Tuesday, May 28. The Varela Center houses the Office of Development and Stewardship and the Tribunal for the Diocese of St. Augustine, as well as a new chapel, called the Chapel of Our Lady of Charity. Read More

Catholic bishops urge Governor DeSantis to spare the life of Bobby Joe Long

May 20, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, FL (May 20, 2019) – Robert Joseph “Bobby Joe” Long is scheduled to be executed on Thursday, May 23 at 6:00 p.m. for the 1984 murder of Michelle Sims. Long additionally pled guilty to, and received life sentences for, seven other murders. Read More

God & Jesus Christ

May 14, 2019

God The notion of the one, true God we find in God’s own revelation in the book of Isaiah, where he says: “You are my… Read More

Mary & the Saints

May 14, 2019

Mary, the Mother of God It is often the teaching on Mary that confounds and creates obstacles for our non-Catholic brethren. As Catholics we believe… Read More

The Sacraments

May 14, 2019

What is a sacrament? Before we explore the meaning and significance of the sacraments, it would only be right that we explain the force and… Read More

Last Things

May 14, 2019

The Last Things, also known as eschatology, is the part of Catholic theology that is concerned with death, judgment and the final destiny of the… Read More

The Church & Papacy

May 14, 2019

The Church The Catholic Church is a self-governing society constituted in a hierarchical form, as Christ did not confer his authority and power directly upon… Read More

What We Believe

May 14, 2019

The Catholic Church is comprised of a community of believers across the globe. Even our name “catholic” means universal. Our core beliefs are summed… Read More

Pope Francis Exhorts Young People to Be Courageous

May 10, 2019

May 1, 2019 WASHINGTON--The 56th annual World Day of Prayer for Vocations will be celebrated by the Catholic Church on the Fourth Sunday of Easter, May 12, 2019, a day which is also commonly referred to as Good Shepherd Sunday.  Inspired by the Lord’s instruction in the Gospels of Matthew 9:38 and Luke 10:2, in which Jesus exhorts the people to “ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest,” World Day of Prayer for Vocations unites the faithful together in praying for the fostering of all vocations, particularly those of ordained ministry and consecrated life. Read More

Pope issues new norms on mandatory abuse reporting, bishop accountability

May 9, 2019

by Carol Glatz/Catholic News Service Pope Francis has revised and clarified norms and procedures for holding bishops and religious superiors accountable in protecting minors as well as in protecting members of religious orders and seminarians from abuse. Read More