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Priest assignments for Cincinnati
Staff Report The Priests’ Personnel Office of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati has announced appointments by Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr. The following appointments have already begun: Reverend Robert Thesing, SJ, part-time parochial administrator of St. Bernard and Mother of Christ effective October 1, 2012; Reverend Daniel Hartnett, SJ, pastor of St. Robert

Jeff Bohrer, the new archdiocesan director of property management and real estate
By Patricia McGeever For The Catholic Telegraph  The Archdiocese of Cincinnati is making a concerted effort to protect the planet. “My goal is to get the archdiocese to be the greenest in the nation,” says Jeff Bohrer, the new archdiocesan director of property management and real estate. By cutting energy

People wave banners during demonstration against France's planned legalization of same-sex marriage in Paris
By Catholic News Service  A glance around the nation and world in Catholic news. Marriage is not for government to ‘define or redefine,’ says bishop WILMINGTON, Del. (CNS) — Marriage “is a unique relationship between a man and a woman” and it’s not the government’s place to “define or redefine”

Boston Marathon runner leaves flowers on doorstep of home of 8-year-old Martin Richard, who was killed in blast
By Catholic News Service  VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis responded to the bombings in Boston by invoking peace for the souls of the departed, consolation for the suffering and strength for emergency and medical personnel. In a message sent to Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley of Boston, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone

Barbara Willke is pictured with her husband Dr. John Willke in September 1995. Barbara Willke died Sunday night at the age of 90. (CT PHOTO)
Staff Report Cincinnati Right to Life reported on its website Monday that Barbara Willke, co-founder along with her husband Dr. John Willke and former chairman of the organization for 28 years, died at the age of 90 Sunday night. The report said Willke died peacefully at Good Samaritan Hospital in

WORSHIPPERS FILL BOSTON CATHEDRAL DUING BICENTENNIAL MASS
Staff Report A pair of explosions detonated near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday around the four-hour mark of the race. Several news agencies reported a third explosion at Boston’s JFK library, but it was unknown if the blasts were related. Catholic Online reported that at least two

Members of the Erickson Academy of Irish Dance leap throughout the streets of Cincinnati in the 2013 St Patrick's Day Parade.
By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph  A local chapter of a gay rights organization was not permitted to march in the 2013 Cincinnati St. Patrick’s Day parade. As a result, most members of Cincinnati City Council backed out of the parade and the story made national headlines. In early April

LCWR PRESIDENTS STAND TOGETHER DURING CLOSING MASS OF ASSEMBLY IN ST. LOUIS
By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis reaffirmed the Vatican’s call for reform of the U.S.-based Leadership Conference of Women Religious. Archbishop Gerhard Muller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, told the U.S.-based nuns’ group that he had “recently discussed the

COUPLE KISSES AFTER RENEWING MARRIAGE VOWS AT LOS ANGELES CATHEDRAL
By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Catholics need to know that marrying someone from a different Christian community or, even more so, from a different religion will create extra challenges in their marriage, but church leaders also must learn how to help people in mixed marriages

Pope Francis embraces emeritus Pope Benedict XVI at papal summer residence in Castel Gandolfo
Staff Report UPDATE: The Vatican denied Wednesday that Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI sufferers from any serious illness other than the problems associated with old age. A Newsmax report claims that Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi denied reports in a Spanish newspaper that the former pope was facing any specific illness.