National and International

Health bill must protect poor, unborn and conscience rights, bishop says

WASHINGTON  |  U.S. senators must reject any bill that would replace the Affordable Care Act unless such a measure “protects poor and vulnerable people, including immigrants, safeguards the unborn and supports conscience rights,” said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ domestic policy committee. Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic... Read more »

Florida

At Black Catholic Congress participants told to know their own history, be engaged in community

ORLANDO  |  In 1955 in Mississippi, a white woman lied and told her husband Black teen Emmett Till flirted with her in the grocery story. In retaliation, her husband and another man kidnapped, beat, shot and lynched the youth. His body was found three days after his murder and returned to his native Chicago. His mother had... Read more »

Palm Beach

Parish offers prayers of healing at its garden

BOYNTON BEACH  |  Near the church of St. Thomas Parish lies a peaceful garden with flowers, statues and memorial walls holding the names of deceased souls taken from loved ones. “It is beautiful,” said parishioner Sue Buzzelli during the unveiling and dedication ceremony of the St. Peregrine Shrine and Garden five years ago. Since the... Read more »

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