National and International

Bishops ask for peace after white nationalist rally turns deadly

WASHINGTON  |  In the aftermath of a chaos- and hate-filled weekend in Virginia, Catholic bishops and groups throughout the nation called for peace after three people died and several others were injured following clashes between pacifists, protesters and white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, Aug. 11 and 12. A 32-year-old paralegal, Heather D. Heyer, was killed... Read more »

Orlando

Quinceañera tradition celebrates coming of age in faith

ORLANDO  |  Surrounded by family and friends, Yesenia walked down the aisle at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Apopka as a child July 29. According to her family’s Mexican tradition, she left the church that day as a young woman, following her quinceañera, a celebration treasured among Latin American families in which they accompany... Read more »

Palm Beach

Youngsters reach out, help others in their community

PALM SPRINGS  |  Sully Sullivan knew both the youngsters from St. Luke youth ministry and a group of foreign exchange students could do more than wash cars and collect donations to help out a neighbor in need. So with confidence, he distributed paint brushes and rollers and asked the young people to help him with... Read more »

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