Refugee children celebrate start of school year

ORLANDO  |  The Khojas family of six arrived in Central Florida in May, escaping a dangerous situation in their homeland of Syria. With the help of Catholic Charities of Central Florida, they have been learning a new culture and a new language, and adjusting to having a stable home once again. For their 7-year-old son,... Read more »


Student astronomers set for ‘Great American Eclipse’

MIAMI  |  The student observatory at Belen Jesuit Preparatory School is eagerly awaiting the Aug. 21 astronomical phenomenon otherwise known as the “Great American Eclipse.” Although Miami is not in the so-called “zone of totality,” the region will get a reasonably good seat at the country’s first, coast-to-coast, total solar eclipse in 99 years, as... Read more »


How many smiles is that?

NAPLES  |  If you have ever been to the 8 a.m. Mass at St. Peter the Apostle Parish in Naples and entered the main entrance, you have likely been greeted by Art and Phyllis Longano. The couple takes their post in the narthex, in front of a large baptismal font, wearing color-coordinated outfits while smiling... Read more »