Respect for Life

A Reflection on Respect Life Month by Gary Tester, Executive Director Have you ever watched the news and said how can things be this bad, or, is it possible that the problems and violence of the world could get any worse? This is exactly what the Prophet Habakkuk says, “How long, O ...
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Give a Gift of Hope this Mother’s Day!

Imagine being a mother who can’t feed her child. She goes into the kitchen and realizes that there is nothing in the cupboard or in the refrigerator of nutritional substance. This mom is trying to keep a roof over her family’s head, and keep the lights on, and her budget ...
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The Joy of Love

A Reflection on Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation on "The Joy of Love" by Gary Tester, Executive Director Pope Francis recently released a letter to families and those who minister to families called: “The Joy of Love.” In this document, Pope Francis affirms Church teaching that stable families are the building blocks ...
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Open Arms

A Gospel Reflection for the Fourth Sunday of Lent by Gary Tester, Executive Director As I read today’s Gospel about the Prodigal Son I recognize that I’ve often thought how the love of the father in this story is so beautifully portrayed.  We read nothing about harsh words when his younger son ...
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Catholic Charities is a Doorway to Mercy

In a reflection taken from “Through the Year with Pope Francis”, our beloved Holy Father states that the Church must be a place of mercy. As a part of the Diocese of Orlando, Catholic Charities of Central Florida must be, and is, a place of mercy. Coming through our doors, ...
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Thank You Day

We are thankful for you - our donors and volunteers - who make our mission possible. You sacrifice your time and treasure to make this ministry of charity possible. We thank you for the many ways you hear the cry of the poor and provide a compassionate response. You offer ...
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