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  • 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....
  • Catholic bishops debate assisted suicide

     
     The Catholic bishops of the United States will debate and vote on a statement opposing physician-assisted suicide at their Spring General Assembly, June 15-17, in Seattle. The document, To Live Each Day with Dignity, will be the first statement on...
  • Letters to the editor

    Obama at Notre Dame Re “Catholicism and politics,” editorial, April 1 The Times makes a poor case against well-founded Catholic criticism of Notre Dame's decision to invite President Obama to speak at graduation. A commencement speaker...
  • Catholic Bishop Wenski heads to Miami, leaves legacy of unity in Orlando

    Catholic Bishop Wenski heads to Miami, leaves legacy of unity in Orlando
    Bishop Thomas Wenski leaves the Orlando Diocese to become the archbishop of Miami with the reputation as an eloquent speaker with an affinity for the poor, a Catholic leader who could transcend denominational lines, and a man of humor who liked jokes that...
  • Hispanics strengthen Catholic Church

    Hispanics strengthen Catholic Church
    At St. James Cathedral Chapel in downtown Orlando, Celidat Teixaira was among the Hispanic parishioners attending Monday's midday Mass. "When you love God, it doesn't matter who's around you," said Teixaira, who immigrated to Central Florida from Peru...
  • Drug cartels raise the stakes on human smuggling

    Drug cartels raise the stakes on human smuggling
    Mexican drug cartels and their vast network of associates have branched out from their traditional business of narcotics trafficking and are now playing a central role in the multibillion-dollar-a-year business of illegal immigrant smuggling, U.S. law...
  • Notre Dame's Obama flap

    Notre Dame's Obama flap
    After Barack Obama was elected president, Pope Benedict XVI sent him a congratulatory letter. So did Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. At the time, neither the Vatican nor the Catholic bishops...
  • From the Back Pew: Saturday vs. Sunday Mass

    I would like to thank two colleagues, photographer Raul Roa and sports editor Jeff Tully, for pointing out to me last week that those who do not wish to go to Mass on Sunday but instead wish to watch a major sporting event can indeed go to the Saturday...
  • Prop. 8 opponents rejoice

    Orange County opponents of Proposition 8 planned to celebrate Wednesday evening while those who supported the voter-approved ban on gay marriage vowed to continue fighting. A scheduled rally at Sasscer Park across from the federal courthouse in Santa...
  • Bridgeport Bishop Is An Energetic, Outspoken Defender Of Church

    Bishop William E. Lori stands before 141 married couples in the airy sanctuary of St. Theresa Church on a bright October afternoon. In a voice carrying the faintest trace of the Kentucky lilt that his Louisville upbringing suggests, he welcomes the...