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Diocese Fortnight for Freedom gathering June 28 in Bonita Springs

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 6/21/17 Religious liberty is still under siege – in this country and around the world – which is why the annual Fortnight for Freedom observance continues in 2017 running from June 21 — the vigil of the Feasts of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More — to July 4, Independence […]

Bishop delivers major speech to USCCB

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 6/21/17 Bishop Frank J. Dewane, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, delivered a report to the USCCB spring assembly of the in Indianapolis on June 15, updating the group on health care reform. This is just the latest in a string of […]

Missions trips challenge youth

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 6/21/17 Mission trips are something special for the youth who accept the challenge to participate and experience encountering Christ in the world by foregoing the traditional option of vacations or having fun; instead voluntarily choosing to challenge themselves both personally and spiritually. One large group, representing four parishes, recently completed […]

Charismatic Renewal 50th celebration coming in September

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) See Spanish version below To commemorate the Golden Jubilee of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, the Diocese of Venice, the English and Spanish Catholic Charismatic Renewal Commissions will be hosting a Conference at the Charlotte Harbor Event Center on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The idea of […]

New pregnancy center blessed in Sarasota

Open in shadow of Planned Parenthood headquarters By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 6/21/17 A life-affirming pregnancy clinic has opened in the shadow on the regional headquarters of Planned Parenthood in Sarasota. Community Pregnancy Clinics, with offices in Naples and Fort Myers, has expanded its Pro-Life reach to open in Sarasota. The new clinic, at 1419 […]

Men’s Choir celebrates anniversary

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 6/21/17 For the past two years, a fledgling men’s choir has grown into a centerpiece for the Catholic Haitian Community at St. Peter the Apostle Parish in Naples. The choir consists of more than 30 men who dress in identical black blazers, white shirts and pants and red ties and […]

Spiritual enrichment plus fun and games

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 6/21/17 St. Michael Parish in Wauchula looks for ways to engage their youth in unique ways that are both fun and spiritually fulfilling. The large program includes more than 900 active students in the various levels of religious education. During the summer, to keep the girls connected to the Parish, several […]

FOCUS missionaries make act of consecration to Jesus through Mary

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 6/21/17 More than 600 FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) missionaries and staff made an act of consecration to Jesus through Mary on June 13 at Ave Maria Parish in Ave Maria. The consecration was held to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the second Marian apparition of Fatima. The […]

Respect Life leaders gather

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 6/21/17 Respect Life representatives from parishes across the Diocese of Venice recently gathered to recap their activities from the past year and plan to encourage more people to join in the cause for Life in the future. The Diocese of Venice Coalition for Life Annual Leaders Meeting was held June […]

News from Around the Diocese

Corpus Christi celebrated The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) is a tradition that dates back centuries and is often marked by a unique expression, a Eucharistic Procession. It is a celebration of the Eucharist and the Real Presence, the Solemnity took place June 18. The Eucharist is central […]