Collecting litter to help keep Pasco clean

About 340 volunteers fanned out across Land O’ Lakes to pick up litter and trash along the area’s roads, public lands and waterways. They were among the thousands who took part in Pasco County, as part of the annual International Coastal Cleanup event on Sept. 21. Volunteers in Dade City, Lacoochee, New Port Richey, Port Richey, Hudson and Holiday also joined in the efforts that were … [Read more...]

Fire inspires priest to transform ministry

It happened more than a decade ago, but the Rev. Garry Welsh said the event was a turning point in his life as a priest. “I woke one night to the sound of wood burning,” recalled Welsh, then pastor of St. Ludger Catholic Church, a parish in the small town of Creighton, Neb. “The rectory caught on fire.” Welsh descended from his second-floor bedroom to search out the source of the fire. “I … [Read more...]