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Father Jerome "Jerry" Kaywell, a Grammy award-winning musician, has been placed on leave amid claims of sexual misconduct with a minor that allegedly occurred years ago.

Florida diocese places Grammy-winning priest on leave amid sexual misconduct allegations

Feb 9, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The Diocese of Venice “received notification from a law firm of an allegation of sexual misconduct by Rev. Jerome Kaywell... Read more

A woman looks over her apartment after floodwater inundated it when Hurricane Ian passed through the area on Sept. 29, 2022 in Fort Myers, Florida. The hurricane brought high winds, storm surge, and rain to the area, causing severe damage.

Catholic Charities helps to pick up the pieces after Hurricane Ian

Sep 30, 2022

By Edie Heipel, Jonah McKeown

Local and national Catholic Charities agencies are working to assess needs and provide aid after Hurricane Ian devastated Florida’s Gulf... Read more