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Florida Respect Life ConferenceThe 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.
Ministries of Mercy Mass and LuncheonRepresentatives from our parishes' various Ministries of Mercy initiatives gathered for the annual Mass and luncheon at the Bethany Center in Lutz on Saturday, August 23. Photos & Videos
Ice Bucket ChallengeHave you been asked to take the Ice Bucket Challenge? This fundraiser has captured the attention of many and significantly raised awareness of ALS. If you consider taking the challenge, be sure your donations go to an organization that does not fund research using human embryonic stem cells. Read more
The Church and the Death PenaltyAt 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.
Support Immigration ReformCongress 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 CapitolForty-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 Crime27 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 Faso29,000 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 RallyThe 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. WadeJanuary 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.