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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cuban bishops and priests will join Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami for mass at Our Lady of Charity National Shrine in Miami on Sunday.
As South Florida Christians celebrated Easter Sunday, many Catholics paid special attention to the new Pope’s Easter message.
Shortly after 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time Wednesday the Holy Catholic Church revealed its new leader as Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina.
Pope Benedict XVI is in the final hours of his papacy and South Florida Catholics are watching every moment of his historic resignation.
Many of South Florida’s 1.3 million Catholics woke early Wednesday morning to watch Pope Benedict’s last general audience before he officially steps down on Thursday.