Tag: Bishop Frank Dewane

U.S. bishops urge end to hateful rhetoric

WASHINGTON | Three U.S. bishops’ committee chairmen have called on the nation’s elected officials “to exert leadership in seeking to heal the wounds” of the country caused by the Aug. 3 and 4 mass shootings and urged an end to hateful rhetoric many see as a factor in the violence particularly in Texas. “The tragic… Read more »

Florida bishop among those calling for prayer, action after Colorado shooting

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholic leaders are calling for prayer and action in response to the May 7 school shooting inside a charter school near Denver. One teenager died and eight other students were wounded. “Action is needed to attempt to reduce the frequency of these heinous acts,” said Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida,… Read more »

Bishop Dewane expects best from Catholic school students

Cape Coral | During the first month of the 2018-2019 academic year Bishop Frank J. Dewane has been celebrating the Mass for the students at each of the 15 Catholic schools in the Diocese of Venice. The theme for the Masses has been to encourage the students to heed the call from the Lord by… Read more »

Bishop blesses 20,000 rosaries

Venice | Bishop Frank J. Dewane blessed 20,000 rosaries to be gifted to Catholic students throughout the 10-county region. Rosaries are not a decoration, but a series of prayer beads that are laid out in specific order and used by Catholics for a Scripture-based prayer. Pope Francis said the faithful, through praying the rosary, could… Read more »

Time is now to address gun violence in ‘comprehensive way,’ say bishops

WASHINGTON | The chairmen of two U.S. bishops’ committees said it is long past time for the nation’s leaders to come up with “common-sense gun measures as part of a comprehensive approach to the reduction of violence in society and the protection of life.” The U.S. Catholic bishops have advocated for such measures for decades… Read more »

Catholic leaders caution that federal budget must reflect common good

WASHINGTON | Catholic leaders cautioned that federal spending must safeguard the common good after the White House released its fiscal year 2019 spending plan that boosts military spending and cuts human services, environmental protection, diplomacy and international humanitarian assistance while assuring that the budget deficit will grow over the next decade. The chairmen of two… Read more »