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Thousands of people are expected to turn out for a big gay pride celebration event on Miami Beach. (Source: CBS4)

Catholic Church Changes Stance On Gays

A host of topics are being discussed at a two week meeting at the Vatican and valuing gay people was one major talking point.

10/13/2014

The Archdiocese of Miami held a special mass to remember jimmy Ryce and pray for his killer Juan Carlos Chavez. (Source: CBS4)

Miami Archdiocese Prays For All Involved In Chavez Execution

As the family of Jimmy Ryce wait for the execution of his killer, Juan Carlos Chavez, a special prayer service was held by the Archdiocese of Miami at St. Martha’s Catholic Church for both the Ryce family and the convicted killer.

CBS Miami–02/12/2014

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz (Source: http://www.usccb.org/)

U.S. Catholic Bishops Elect New President

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has elected Archbishop Joseph Kurtz to be their new president. Archbishop Thomas Wenski of the Archdiocese of Miami made the short list along with nine other religious leaders from New Orleans, Detroit, Cincinnati, Washington and Los Angeles.

11/12/2013

Archbishop Thomas Wenski  (Source: CBS4)

Miami’s Archbishop On Shortlist For U.S. Catholic Presidency

Archbishop Thomas Wenski of the Archdiocese of Miami is on the shortlist for nomination to the presidency of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

11/07/2013

Pope Francis gestures as arrives for a meeting with the poor held at Cagliari's cathedral son September 22, 2013. The pope is on a one-day pastoral visit to Sardinia to meet workers, business representatives, prisoners, the poor, young people, leading representatives from the world of culture and the islands Catholic bishops. The pontiff wanted to visit the Marian shrine of Bonaria ('Good air') because it gave his hometown of Buenos Aires its name. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI (Photo by: ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Francis Receives Positive Reaction For Hot-Button Issues

Catholics around the world are reacting to Pope Francis’ recent remarks that the church has become too focused on “small-minded rules” on hot-button issues like homosexuality, abortion and contraceptives. So far, may of the reactions have been positive.

09/22/2013

Archbishop Thomas Wenski prays for peace in Syria. (Source: CBS4)

Archbishop Wenksi Prays For Peace In Syria

Catholics across South Florida joined Catholics all around the world praying for peace in Syria. The pope called for a day of prayer and fasting for peace in Syria and the Middle East.

09/07/2013

Archbishop Thomas Wenski  (Source: CBS4)

Archbishop Wenski, Cuban Bishops To Celebrate Mass In Miami

Cuban bishops and priests will join Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami for mass at Our Lady of Charity National Shrine in Miami on Sunday.

08/04/2013

Monsignor Jude O'Doherty talked about the importance of the new pope for the Catholic Church.  (Source: CBS4)

Pope’s Easter Message Resonates With S. Florida Catholics

As South Florida Christians celebrated Easter Sunday, many Catholics paid special attention to the new Pope’s Easter message.

CBS4–03/31/2013

Pope Francis (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

New Pope Is Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio

Shortly after 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time Wednesday the Holy Catholic Church revealed its new leader as Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina.

CBS4–03/13/2013

Pope Benedict XVI waves to pilgrims, for the last time as head of the Catholic Church, from the window of Castel Gandolfo where he will start his retirement on February 28, 2013 in Rome, Italy. s  (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

South Florida Watched Final Hours Of Pope Benedict’s Papacy

Pope Benedict XVI is in the final hours of his papacy and South Florida Catholics are watching every moment of his historic resignation.

CBS4–02/28/2013

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