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The Catholic Telegraph

The Catholic Telegraph

Founded in 1831, The Catholic Telegraph is the official news source of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

Q: In the last 50 years, various orders in the church, including porter, exorcist, and subdeacon, have disappeared. What is the theology behind these orders and why were they discontinued? A: As early as the third century, certain roles of service, including deacon, subdeacon, lector, and acolyte, were present in

September 19, 2018 WASHINGTON–The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Administrative Committee has issued the following statement today in response to the recent sex abuse scandals. In the statement, the bishops say they pledge to “heal and protect with every bit of the strength God provides us.” Turning to the

Pope Leo XIII wrote the Saint Michael prayer in 1884, after supposedly seeing a frightening vision: evil spirits, trying to fulfill Satan’s boast to destroy our Lord’s Church within a century, were engaging in fierce attacks against it. Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against

Are you having trouble being perfect?   Remember Martha Stewart referring to her cakes and flowers etc. as perfect? It would irritate me to use perfect that way. But I suspect that the real problem is that I know that I can never measure up to Martha’s standards. The idea of

Heavy wind caused by Hurricane Irma is seen in Miami Sept. 10. (CNS
Hurricane Florence has had an impact on the Carolinas and assistance is needed. Catholic Charities USA  provides essentials to the affected communities and  CCUSA is working closely with local agencies to support individuals and families impacted by Hurricane Florence.  To help n their efforts, click here 

St. Peter in Chains Cathedral will have the official relics of St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina on October 3, 2018 on the occasion of the 50th commemoration anniversary of his passing. The public veneration will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. A Mass in honor of Saint Padre

Holy Cross Come & See Weekend. October 4-6, South Bend IN The Congregation of Holy Cross welcomes high school seniors to a weekend at Old College, the undergraduate seminary on the campus of the University of Notre Dame, October 4 – 6, 2018. Contact the Office of Vocations at 574-631-6385

September 13: WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Michael Bransfield from the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia. Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop William E. Lori as Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. He will remain Archbishop of Baltimore. The Holy Father has additionally

VATICAN CITY, September 13, 2018 — Following a private audience with Pope Francis this morning in Vatican City, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued the following statement regarding the recent moral crisis in the American Catholic Church. “We are

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Attention prayer warriors! The Archdiocese of Cincinnati will be leading fellow pilgrims to holy sites in Poland, Austria and the Czech Republic September 18-30, 2018. Sites include the shrine to the Black Madonna of Częstochowa, the Divine Mercy Shrine where St. Faustina lived and died, and sites, shrines, and churches