Faith Briefs for Feb. 9

CDA meeting Monday

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court #1291 will be having their meeting after the 5:30 pm Mass on Monday. They will celebrate their completed projects with a “Wine and Cheese” party.

Knights of Columbus fish fry Feb. 16

The Knights of Columbus will be hosting a Lenten Fish Fry from 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, in Carlin Hall at Holy Redeemer Church.

CUF to sell caramel rolls

Catholic United Financial will be selling cinnamon and caramel rolls on Sunday, Feb. 11 after the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Masses. This will be a fundraiser for Holy Redeemer School and Faith Formation with a free-will donation. Dine in is also available after the 8 a.m. Mass.

Florida considers allowing volunteer chaplains in public schools

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida school districts could opt to allow volunteer chaplains in schools under a bill approved Tuesday by a Senate committee.

Supporters of the legislation said it will provide another resource for children during tumultuous times, while opponents said there could be consequences ranging from children receiving bad or unwanted spiritual advice to white Christian nationalists using the program to indoctrinate students.

“I view this as an alternative to mental health counselors. I see this is an alternative for families,” said the bill’s sponsor, Republican Sen. Erin Grall. She dismissed the argument that chaplains could give students bad advice. “What happens when our children receive the wrong advice from a mental health counselor?”

The only requirements of a chaplain participating in a school program would be a background check and having their name and religious affiliation listed on the school website. The chaplains would “provide support, services, and programs to students as assigned by the district school board,” the bill reads.


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