- Jan 20, 2020
The Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe in Orlando completed its pipe organ project and is preparing the grand unveiling this winter.
A discussion about young people at the National Black Catholic Congress centered on key themes: Why young black adult Catholics stay in the church; why they leave; how they live out their faith; how to foster more vocations; and the state of race relations in the U.S.
Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, a former president of the U.S. bishops’ conference, discusses the impetus behind the convocation happening now in Orlando as well as the recent Supreme Court decision concerning religious freedom.
This week in Orlando, more than 3,000 bishops, clergy, and laity are coming together to ponder the future of the American church. The man who originally had the idea for the get-together says that if Catholics could “get their act together” and truly the embrace the full breadth of the Church’s social teaching, “we could be dangerous.”
According to Kerry Robinson, who’s long been a leading voice in the Catholic Church in the United States, women should be in positions of leadership in the Church, not because they deserve it, but because the Church would benefit fully from what women have to offer.
The Diocese of Orlando broadcasted a prayer service attended by clergy of various faiths to honor and remember the 49 people who died at the Pulse nightclub shooting, the largest mass shooting by a single gunman in the country’s history.