National and International elderly

Natural death should be blessing, not burden

Editor’s note: October is Respect Life Month. The Florida Catholic takes this month to delve into different aspects that culminate into the culture of life. This edition looks at aging and dying with dignity. MELBOURNE  |  Euthanasia by any other name — whether it be mercy killing, physician-assisted suicide, terminal sedation and stealth euthanasia —... Read more »

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Local Church prepares to help hurricane victims

MIAMI  |  Like the rest of South Florida, the Miami Archdiocese was carefully watching the path of Hurricane Matthew, a Category 4 storm that began pounding Haiti and Cuba Oct. 4 and hit Florida’s Atlantic coastal area late Oct. 6. Chief among the preparations was prayer. Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski asked all South Florida parishes... Read more »

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Missionaries hope to invigorate faith

FORT PIERCE  |  In welcoming nine young missionaries, the pastor of one of the diocese’s oldest parishes hopes their spiritual efforts will spark a resurgence of faith amongst those who might be struggling with confusion and hardened hearts. “(The missionaries) are gifted in all different areas. They will evangelize the parents and kids, and walk... Read more »