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  • Florida Respect Life Conference Florida Respect Life Conference The 2014 Respect Life Conference will be held on Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25 at the Bethany Center. The theme this year is "Masterpieces of God's Creation." Details and Registration.
  • The Church and the Death Penalty The Church and the Death Penalty At the heart of Catholic teaching on the death penalty is the belief that 'Human life is sacred because from its beginning it involves the creative action of God and it remains for ever in a special relationship with the Creater, who is its sole end...'" (Catechism, No. 2258). Learn more.
  • Catholics Care. Catholics Vote. Catholics Care. Catholics Vote. The Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops has released "Candidate Questionnaires and Responses" which examine issues from both party platforms. Practice faithful citizenship by studying and praying upon the issues and vote with an informed conscience. Read more.
  • Support Immigration Reform Support Immigration Reform Congress has an opportunity to pass immigration reform - as a moral matter, our country must not accept the toil and taxes of our immigrant brothers and sisters in Christ without offering them the protections of our laws. Bishops of Florida Statement: (English / Spanish).
  • Catholic Days at the Capitol Catholic Days at the Capitol Forty-seven people from our diocese participating in the 2014 Catholic Days at the Capitol on March 25 and 26. During this two-day event, Catholics from around the state to gather and discuss human life and dignity issues with elected officials. See photos from this year and read Bishop Lynch's blog post.
  • Human Trafficking Is A Crime Human Trafficking Is A Crime 27 million people are trafficked globally. There are 20.9 million people enslaved around the world with 2.5 million of those people located in the United States. Florida is the third-highest ranked state for this fast-growing crime. Learn More / Local Video Documentary
  • 29,000 Meals Packaged for Burkina Faso 29,000 Meals Packaged for Burkina Faso 29,000 meals were packaged for our brothers and sisters in West Africa at a Ministries of Mercy and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Helping Hands event. Contact the Office of Life Ministry to learn how to hold a food-packing event in your parish.
  • Celebration of Life Rally Celebration of Life Rally The second annual Tampa Bay Celebration of Life Rally was held on February 7 and 8 at the Countryside Christian Center. This nondenominational rally is held to bring awareness, provide education and call everyone to stand together in the defense of life. See photos from this year's rally.
  • 41st Anniversary of Roe v. Wade 41st Anniversary of Roe v. Wade January 22nd marked the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision to legalize abortion. Read the Catholic Bishops of Florida's statement in English or Spanish.
 



Pregnancy Centers
Project Rachel
  Human Trafficking
40 Days For Life
Natural Family Planning
Faith Based Counseling
Justice for Immigrants
Community Organizing (FAST/HOPE)
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Guardian Ad Litem
Parish Twinning (sister parish relationship)
Bereavement Ministry
Farm Worker Ministry
Disability Ministry
AIDS Ministry
Environment Committee or "Green Team"
Just Faith (Justice Education Training)
Catholic Relief Services
Catholic Campaign for Human Development


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