Pilgrim people: Orlando's unique tourism ministry

Visitors to the theme parks are probably aware of Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary Queen of the Universe near Disney World. But there’s even more in that popular vacation region. A look at this unique ministry in Florida Catholic: The Apostleship of the Sea ministers to crew members and passengers of the cruise [Read More...]

Florida pro-life candidate jokes about abortion bombing

And it was okay, he said, because his audience was Catholic. The story: Jacksonville mayoral candidate Mike Hogan‘s statement that jokes about abortion clinic bombings are OK if delivered in front of Catholic audiences isn’t sitting well with Catholics, including those heavily engaged in the movement to ban abortion. And a fellow Baptist who leads [Read More...]

Say Amen: meet the Charismatic Catholics

Turns out, there’s a growing wave of them in Florida — which surprises quite a few non-Catholics: Most of the 300 or so in the room ignored the folding chairs and stood, swaying side to side, hands lifted in praise. They sang the lyrics projected onto a wall above them, “Holy Spirit, come with your [Read More...]

When good pageants go bad

Epic fail, at a Christmas pageant… Incredibly, no one was hurt during this camel catastrophe — though I imagine the poor creature’s pride was wounded. Details, from the Palm Beach Post: Lula Bell didn’t mean to become the star of First Baptist Church’s Christmas pageant dress rehearsal on Thursday evening. But when a 1,000-pound camel [Read More...]


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