Catholic Church http://blog.wlrn.org en SunLife Stadium Renovations: How About Now? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/sunlife-stadium-renovations-how-about-now <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Miami Dolphins renovate plans to fix-up </span>SunLife<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> stadium. Stadium and team owner Stephen Ross offers to pay for up to $400 million in renovations&nbsp;- if - he gets a break on property taxes. &nbsp;Ross says it’s again about bringing the Super Bowl back to town, but that doesn’t comfort the City of Miami Gardens and the school board that are looking at losing $1 million each in lost property revenue.</span></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:30:10 +0000 Elaine Chen 29222 at http://blog.wlrn.org SunLife Stadium Renovations: How About Now? Miami Archdiocese Gets New Auxiliary Bishop http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-archdiocese-gets-new-auxiliary-bishop <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pope Francis has announced the new Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Miami. He is Monsignor Peter </span>Baldacchino<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> from the European island nation of Malta.</span></p><p>Baldacchinno says he is excited to begin his new position of assisting Archbishop Thomas Wenski.</p><p>"It comes as a surprise to me from the fact that I’m Bishop-elect of the Archdiocese of Miami. I wait to learn what it involves," says&nbsp;Baldacchinno.</p> Sun, 23 Feb 2014 20:07:45 +0000 Lisann Ramos 28254 at http://blog.wlrn.org Miami Archdiocese Gets New Auxiliary Bishop Notre Dame d'Haiti Church Holds Its First Mass In New Building http://blog.wlrn.org/post/notre-dame-dhaiti-church-holds-its-first-mass-new-building <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The new Notre Dame </span>d'Haiti<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> church in Little Haiti opened this past weekend. But fundraising for it began eight years ago.</span></p><p><font color="#222222"><span style="line-height: 18px;">F</span></font><span style="line-height: 1.5;">or the church’s pastor, Father Reginald Jean-Mary, the process has been much longer than that.</span></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 15:20:59 +0000 Lisann Ramos 27462 at http://blog.wlrn.org Notre Dame d'Haiti Church Holds Its First Mass In New Building WLRN's Five Most Popular Stories Jan. 13 -17 http://blog.wlrn.org/post/wlrns-five-most-popular-stories-jan-13-17 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In this week's top stories: We examine the popularity of electronic cigarettes, the woes of commuting on I-95, single-sex classrooms in the state and Haiti's new, young cardinal.</span></p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 13:14:58 +0000 Diego Saldaña-Rojas 26709 at http://blog.wlrn.org WLRN's Five Most Popular Stories Jan. 13 -17 New World Pope Challenges Old World Church: Francis Is Top LatAm Story in 2013 http://blog.wlrn.org/post/new-world-pope-challenges-old-world-church-francis-top-latam-story-2013 <p>They say Americans will do anything for Latin America except read about it. But even gringos couldn’t ignore the noise next door in 2013.</p><p>Seemingly overnight, Brazil experienced violent anti-government unrest – then just as quickly it became the spokesnation for a world outraged by the U.S. surveillance overreach exposed by Edward Snowden.</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 14:45:12 +0000 Tim Padgett 25772 at http://blog.wlrn.org New World Pope Challenges Old World Church: Francis Is Top LatAm Story in 2013 Popes John Paul II, John XXIII To Become Saints Next April http://blog.wlrn.org/post/popes-john-paul-ii-john-xxiii-become-saints-next-april The <a href="http://www.news.va/en/news/canonization-date-announced-for-blessed-popes-john" target="_blank">Vatican said Monday</a> that it has set April 27, 2014, as the date that popes John Paul II and John XXIII will be "raised to sainthood."<p>Their canonization will come on "the Second Sunday of Easter and Divine Mercy," the Holy See added.<p>That date has significance because in 2000, <a href="http://www.americancatholic.org/Features/JohnPaulII/DivineMercy.asp" target="_blank">as AmericanCatholic.org writes</a>, Pope John Paul II celebrated at the canonization of St. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:42:04 +0000 Mark Memmott 21377 at http://blog.wlrn.org Popes John Paul II, John XXIII To Become Saints Next April Biographer Shoer Roth On 'The Spiritual Father' Of Miami’s Cuban Exiles http://blog.wlrn.org/post/biographer-shoer-roth-spiritual-father-miami-s-cuban-exiles <p></p><p>A month before he died last year at the age of 83, Augustín Román was honored by the Miami Coalition of Christians and Jews for his interfaith work as a Roman Catholic bishop.&nbsp;So the fact that a Jewish author will pen Román’s authorized biography&nbsp; isn’t just fitting -- it is itself a reassuringly Miami narrative.</p><p>During the final months of his life, Román designated El Nuevo Herald religion writer Daniel Shoer Roth, a Venezuelan Jew, to tell his life story.</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Tim Padgett 19317 at http://blog.wlrn.org Biographer Shoer Roth On 'The Spiritual Father' Of Miami’s Cuban Exiles Pope's Visit: A Bumpy Test Run For Rio's World Cup, Olympics http://blog.wlrn.org/post/popes-visit-bumpy-test-run-rios-world-cup-olympics While the recent World Youth Day celebrations in Rio de Janeiro were a success for Pope Francis, they certainly weren't for the city government. Accusations of disorganization and transport failures have left residents wondering if Rio is really ready to host both the World Cup and the Olympics.<p>The TV images showed adoring Catholics <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/07/28/206316615/millions-gather-on-rio-beach-to-hear-pope-deliver-sunday-mass">swarming Rio's famous Copacabana Beach</a> to pray with the pontiff. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 21:05:46 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 18318 at http://blog.wlrn.org Pope's Visit: A Bumpy Test Run For Rio's World Cup, Olympics Millions Gather On Rio Beach To Hear Pope Deliver Sunday Mass http://blog.wlrn.org/post/millions-gather-rio-beach-hear-pope-deliver-sunday-mass <strong>This post last updated at 11:30 a.m. Sun, 28 Jul 2013 19:07:04 +0000 Scott Neuman 18151 at http://blog.wlrn.org Millions Gather On Rio Beach To Hear Pope Deliver Sunday Mass In First Public Mass In Brazil, Pope Francis Urges Humility, Charity http://blog.wlrn.org/post/first-public-mass-brazil-pope-francis-urges-humility-charity <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7QECA1DUMc</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 20:52:26 +0000 17960 at http://blog.wlrn.org In First Public Mass In Brazil, Pope Francis Urges Humility, Charity The Radical Brazilian Priest Who Was Excommunicated http://blog.wlrn.org/post/radical-brazilian-priest-who-was-excommunicated His name is Roberto Francisco Daniel, but he goes by Padre Beto. He sports an ear clip, and a rosary around his neck that dips into an open-necked patterned shirt. In short, Padre Beto looks cooler than your typical priest.<p>His decision to become a Catholic priest came late, he says. He was 28. He'd been to college, worked, and he wasn't a virgin. He says he thinks that's why he has a different way of looking at church doctrine.<p>"When I came back to Brazil from Germany in 2001 and became a parish priest, I naturally included my views in my homilies," he says in Portuguese. Wed, 24 Jul 2013 18:39:29 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 17949 at http://blog.wlrn.org The Radical Brazilian Priest Who Was Excommunicated Miami Archdiocese Uses TV Ad To Draw Catholics To Confession http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-archdiocese-uses-tv-ad-draw-catholics-confession <p>The <strong><a href="http://www.miamiarch.org/" target="_blank">Archdiocese of Miami</a><a href="http://www.miamiarch.org/" target="_blank"> </a></strong>is using a TV ad to encourage the Catholic faithful to come to confession this weekend as part of the Lenten season.</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 19:00:00 +0000 Marva Hinton 11287 at http://blog.wlrn.org Miami Archdiocese Uses TV Ad To Draw Catholics To Confession