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'Senseless violence and horrifying evil'—Archbishop Wenski urges prayers for Parkland

Feb 14, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami urged Broward County to unity, mutual support, and strength after a shooting at Marjory Stoneman... Read more

Florida resolution could label pornography a 'public health risk'

Feb 12, 2018

By Perry West

A proposed resolution in Florida would declare pornography a public health risk, allowing for greater education and research into the... Read more

Florida lawmakers consider mandatory ‘marriage prep’ guide

Jan 16, 2018

A bill presented to the Florida House of Representatives on Jan. 8 would require couples to review a state-published “Healthy... Read more

Florida Department of Corrections execution chamber.

As Florida execution approaches, bishops urge governor to take pro-life path

Aug 22, 2017

An imminent execution scheduled for this week is the wrong path, said Florida’s Catholic bishops, urging the governor of the... Read more

Crowds at the March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 27, 2017.

Florida's abortion waiting period law awaits further testimony in courts

Jul 19, 2017

The attorney general of Florida has been given 60 days to gather evidence and testimonies in defense of a 2015... Read more

Bishop Gregory Parkes.

Pope taps Tallahassee bishop to lead St. Petersburg diocese

Nov 28, 2016

By Elise Harris

On Monday the Vatican announced that Pope Francis has named Bishop Gregory Parkes of Pensacola-Tallahassee as the new head of... Read more

Aedes aegypti mosquito.

How the Church is fighting Zika virus in the US

Sep 1, 2016

By Adelaide Mena

With Zika virus reaching the continental U.S. in recent weeks, scientists are scrambling to find a cure and a vaccine.... Read more

Archbishop Thomas Wenski lays hands on Bishop Gregory Parkes, during the rite of ordination of a bishop. Courtesy photo: Sister Elizabeth Worley.

Archbishop Wenski exhorts new Florida bishop to give hope

Jun 6, 2012

As Bishop Gregory L. Parkes was ordained a bishop and installed as head of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee on June... Read more