Category: Miami

An Easter conversion: Muslim father brings his children home

OAKLAND PARK | Muslim Christopher Booty questioned the religion he practiced. So, he looked back into history, tracing the roots of Islam and other world religions. When he met up with Jesus Christ and learned about God’s mercy, he was hooked. Christopher and his wife, Kristin, are being baptized during the Easter Vigil at Blessed… Read more »

Farmworkers Self-Help works from ground up

DADE CITY  |  A table in Norma Godinez Learning Center started to bow from excessive weight as three volunteers placed paper bag after paper bag of food upon it. But that didn’t stop the volunteers of Farmworkers Self-Help Inc. in Dade City from their task. Along with setting out gallons of milk, they were filling… Read more »

South Floridians get a taste of World Youth Day

MIAMI | Archdiocesan Catholics got to experience World Youth Day Aug. 22. And they didn’t have to fly to be there or watch through screens a mile away. Give or take a million people, the evening prayer vigil at St. John Vianney College Seminary felt just like the real thing. About 300 young people filled… Read more »

‘Chain’ of mothers helps reunite families

MIAMI | After a 49-day separation, Maria was reunited with her children, ages 7 and 8, in Miami. “It was a great joy. The most beautiful thing,” said Maria, whose name has been changed to protect her identity. The reunification took place thanks to the help of many people: Catholic Legal Services of the archdiocese,… Read more »

Teens go from earthquake survivors to college bound

MIAMI | In their less-than-20 years of life, siblings Eudens and Tajmara Antoine survived an earthquake, migrated to Miami, learned a new language, and were separated from their parents and family. But thanks to the education and support provided by local parishes and schools, the pair just graduated from Msgr. Edward Pace High School in… Read more »

USCCB hold their conference in Miami for the first time

FORT LAUDERDALE | The weeklong assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is the first time the group has ever met in the Archdiocese of Miami. Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami, the host for the conference, allowed himself to enjoy the victory. He said he’d invited the USCCB to South Florida years ago. The… Read more »

Sistine Chapel Choir will perform in Miami

MIAMI | Miami is among the stops on the Sistine Chapel Choir’s first-ever U.S. tour this summer. Also known as the “Pope’s Choir,” they will perform at the James L. Knight Center, 400 S.E. Second Ave., Friday, July 13, at 7 p.m. The group’s July 3-23 tour also has stops in Atlanta, New York City,… Read more »

Walkout turns into ‘walk up’ at Miami school

Tied to Parkland by geography, students choose heart as symbol of their call to action   FORT LAUDERDALE | They turned their fear into prayer and their anger into action. One month after the deaths of 14 of their peers — and three teachers — at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, students in… Read more »

Miami Archdiocese offers prayers after bridge collapse

WASHINGTON | Authorities in Florida’s Miami-Dade area said at least six people have died but the number could rise as they search through the rubble of a pedestrian bridge that collapsed March 15 near Florida International University. Via Twitter, the Archdiocese of Miami said it was “saddened to learn of the tragic event that has… Read more »

Parkland remembrance turns personal for Pace High student

At school walkout in memory of victims, students also told you are not ‘too young’   MIAMI GARDENS | On the morning of March 14, hundreds of students, faculty and staff of Msgr. Edward Pace High School lined up along the track of Jones Field at the Spartan football stadium. They joined in solidarity with… Read more »