National and International

House bill’s ‘life protections’ said laudable, other aspects ‘troubling’

WASHINGTON  |  The inclusion of “critical life protections” in the House health care bill is laudable, but other provisions, including those related to Medicaid and tax credits, are “troubling” and “must be addressed” before the measure is passed, said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ domestic policy committee. Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, who... Read more »

Palm Beach

One man steps into the footsteps of Jesus

  FORT PIERCE  |  Daniel Scott straps on a pair of sandals, places a crown of thorns on his head and actually carries a heavy wooden cross as he passionately portrays Jesus Christ in his final days and last hours. Scott, who heads the men’s group at St. Anastasia Parish in Fort Pierce, has played... Read more »


St. Vincent de Paul Conference promotes mercy for former convicts

ORLANDO  |  Mykal Tairu grew up believing his father lived in Nigeria, and it wasn’t until after he graduated from high school that his mother told him the truth — that his father was incarcerated in a prison two hours away. Tairu began building a relationship with his father when he was released, but he... Read more »