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The following is a text of a letter from Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr to the pastors of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati urging prayer for peace next Sunday.  “Dear Father, Many of you have heard the repeated calls of our Holy Father to pray for peace in Iraq. Violence there has

By Doreen Abi Raad Catholic News Service  BEIRUT — Mideast Catholic and Orthodox patriarchs denounced the “total international silence” on the persecution of Christians in the Middle East and called for Muslim religious authorities to issue fatwas, or legal edicts, banning attacks against Christians and “other innocents.”

A photo shows the plan for the St. Kateri Preserve at Calvary Cemetery. (CT Photo/Steve Trosley)
By Steve Trosley The Catholic Telegraph A five-year, five acre land conservation project at Calvary Cemetery in Dayton will bear the name of St. Kateri, the first native American Catholic saint and appropriately because she is the patron saint of the environment and ecology, according to Karla Hollenkamp of the

Displaced people are seen resting on the ground at an area in Duhok, Iraq, Aug. 7. Given the "grave situation in Iraq," Pope Francis has asked Cardinal Fernando Filoni, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, to travel to the region to meet church and government officials, but especially to meet Christians chased from their homes by militants of the Islamic State. (CNS photo/courtesy Christian Aid Program) See MIDEAST-PATRIARCHS, POPE-IRAQ and IRAQ-PRAYER Aug. 8, 2014.
By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Given the “grave situation in Iraq,” Pope Francis has asked Cardinal Fernando Filoni to travel to the region to meet church and government officials, but especially to meet Christians chased from their homes by militants of the Islamic State.

A group of women pray the rosary outside of the Potter Stewart Courthouse in downtown Cincinnati on Wednesday, Aug. 6. The women pictured were part of a prayer gathering that took place as judges inside began a review of several marriage-related cases. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)
By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph  Dwarfed in size and volume by an opposing rally less than a block away, roughly 30 people gathered to pray for the Sixth Circuit court to uphold traditional marriage outside the Potter Stewart Courthouse Wednesday in downtown Cincinnati. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals,

Woman displays sign during March for Marriage rally in Washington
Staff Report Today, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, based in Cincinnati, will review challenges to laws upholding traditional marriage in four states — Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee. The court will review all the cases together.

Members of the UC Society of St. Paul evangelize on campus earlier this year. (Courtesy Photo)
By Eileen Connelly, OSU The Catholic Telegraph  Every Sunday morning at the 11 a.m. Mass, a group of college students can be found gathered in the front left section of Annunciation Parish in Clifton to celebrate the Eucharist together. They are members of the Society of Saint Paul (SSP), a

By Eileen Connelly, OSU The Catholic Telegraph Xavier University’s student athletes are known for their skills on the court and field. Their prowess also extends to academics: XU boasts a 97 percent graduation rate among all sports teams, which is 12th in the nation and first in the Big East, and

Staff Report On Wednesday, August 4, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, based in Cincinnati, will review challenges to laws upholding traditional marriage in four states — Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee. The court will review all the cases together.

By Eileen Connelly, OSU The Catholic Telegraph  She knows food, said Francesca Franchina. And, the devout Catholic also knows her faith. Making the connection between the two is her passion. Franchina’s earliest childhood memories involve food and her appreciation for Italian cuisine is rooted in her Sicilian ancestry.