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  • Bishop Emeritus Dorsey celebrates 56 years

     
    Orlando Catholic Bishop Emeritus Norbert Dorsey is celebrating the 56th anniversary of his ordination to priesthood on April 28, 1956. According to the Diocese website:  Bishop Dorsey was installed as the third bishop of Orlando on May 25, 1990, in...
  • Fortnight for Freedom or Discrimination?

     
    In dueling press releases, Catholics for Choice and U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops debate whether religious freedom is under attack or the church is engaging in religious discrimination. First, the Catholic Bishops: “Across America, our right...
  • New San Francisco archbishop appointed by pope

     
    The Vatican on Friday named the bishop of Oakland, a leading opponent of gay marriage, as archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco. The appointment of Salvatore J. Cordileone, 56, by Pope Benedict XVI is scheduled to be......
  • Noonan teaches Responsible Citizenship to Catholics on Monday

     
    WHEN: Monday, Sept. 24, 7-9 p.m. WHERE: Annunciation Catholic Church Life Center, 1020 Montgomery Road, Altamonte Springs. This event will provide information to help Catholics fulfill their moral obligation to promote the common good during the general...
  • Post-election forensics of the religion vote in 2012

     
    Faith in Public Life put together an election analysis based on exit polling and the political context that’s developed over the course of the year: Ballot initiatives In Florida and California, faith-based community organizing groups mounted...
  • U.S. Catholic Bishops launch campaign for life, liberty and marriage

     
    WASHINGTON—The U.S. Catholic bishops have launched a pastoral strategy addressing critical life, marriage and religious liberty concerns. The five-part strategy or call to prayer was approved by the bishops in November and is set to begin after...
  • Reactions to Pope Benedict’s surprise resignation

     
    Religion News Service's Kevin Eckstrom  has reaction to the surprise announcement by Pope Benedict XVI on Monday that he is resigning at the end of the month due to health reasons. Benedict is the first Pope in 600 years to voluntarily step down: “...
  • Catholics observe Ash Wednesday on Feb. 13

     
    Orlando Catholic Diocese Bishop John Noonan mark the start of Lent by drawing the sign of the cross with ash on the foreheads of parishioners attending mass on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 12:10 p.m., at St. James Cathedral, 215 North Orange Ave., Orlando....
  • Mississippi votes on “personhood amendment”

     
    ReligionLink reports on the new abortion battleground: states defining the beginning of life at the moment of conception:  On Tuesday, Nov. 8, voters in Mississippi will cast ballots on a so-called “personhood amendment” that would define a...
  • Vatican welcomes Episcopal converts to Catholic Church

     
    Episcopal Church members and clergy will be able to join the Roman Catholic Church under a new structure, the equivalent of a diocese, created by Pope Benedict XVI....
  • Catholic bishops oppose contraception ruling; Catholic Democrats favor it

     
    The decision by the federal Health and Human Services to require health insurance plans to cover contraception and sterilization has drawn opposite reactions from Catholics. The Catholic bishops issued a statement of opposition to the requirement...