Elections are fast approaching... Do you know where the candidates stand on the issues important to us as Catholics? Will you be able to vote with an informed conscience? Click here for the Bishops' of Florida's statement and read their concerns with Amendment 2. (Bishops' statement in Spanish/Amendment 2 concerns in Spanish)
Celebrate Faith 2015: Hearts on Fire! registration open.
January 24, 2015 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island. Speakers include Dr. Scott Hahn, Father Thomas Rosica, CSB, and Sara Torres. $20 per individual/$50 per family. Seating is limited: register today! Sponsorships also available. Click here to register.
USCCB offers resources for Respect LIfe Month: Begun in 1972, the Respect Life Program stresses the value and dignity of human life. It is observed in Catholic dioceses throughout the United States. In addition to new prayers and other resources, the 2014-15 Respect Life Program features six articles highlighting the respect due to each person as a “masterpiece of God’s creation.” A variety of topics is treated: adoption, miscarriage, healing within marriage after an abortion, advance medical directives, the treatment of children as commodities, and the connection between poverty and abortion. Cardinal O'Malley's full statement is available in English and Spanish along with many other program resources at www.usccb.org/respectlife. A short video featuring Pope Francis’ warm gestures to the “weakest and most vulnerable” is on YouTube: http://youtu.be/h62l-4OddI0?list=PLpTzvCOJa7DBsXu19BJ8EbwTF5Xi7Vyt7
Catholic Charities provides emergency assistance including medication replacement, gift cards for food, and help finding housing. Call 850-436-6425 for emergency assistance.