Last Monday, a brick covered with antisemitic messages was thrown through the window of the Chabad Jewish Center in Pensacola. As bishop of this local church, my heart aches as a result of the disrespect perpetrated on our Jewish brothers and sisters.
WASHINGTON - Over 1,300 groups comprised of more than 28,600 individuals from across the United States, will travel to Lisbon, Portugal, for the thirty-seventh World Youth Day (WYD) gathering with Pope Francis. This includes two families from the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee.
A statement from the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops: An extremely grave initiative is underway in Florida that seeks to erase pro-life protections by banning government regulation of abortion in our state constitution.
The Diocese and its entities will experience very significant increases in their annual premiums for Property and Liability insurance coverage. This is due to the significant hurricane damage in Florida over the last five years, including here in the Diocese. Bishop William A. Wack, CSC explains in this video message.
On June 16, the Catholic Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Catholics are being asked to pray the Litany of the Sacred Heart and make an act of reparation—an act offered to the Lord with the intention of repairing the spiritual damage inflicted by sin.
WASHINGTON – On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturned the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in all 50 states. In advance of the anniversary of the Court’s landmark decision, Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of Arlington, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, issued a statement.
The Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops (FCCB) has requested that Gov. Ron DeSantis stay the execution of Duane Owen and commute his sentence to life without parole. Owen is scheduled to be executed on June 15, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. He was sentenced to death for the 1984 murders of Karen Slattery and Georgianna Worden in Palm Beach County, Florida.
New families may apply now for a scholarship through Step Up for Students for the 2023-24 school year. The new universal school choice law, which goes into effect July 1, makes every child in grades K-12 in Florida eligible for a scholarship to attend the school of their choice.