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A man holds Brazil's flag as he and other Brazilians cheer during Pope Benedict XVI's general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican Feb. 2. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) (Feb. 2, 2011) See POPE-AUDIENCE Feb. 2, 2011.
By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When hundreds of thousands of young Catholics gather with Pope Francis in Rio de Janeiro in the summer, reflections on safeguarding the environment will be part of the program. Like earlier editions of World Youth Day, the July celebration in

Honduras follow up
By Eileen Connelly, OSU The Catholic Telegraph Their time in Tegucigalpa, Honduras was short, less than week for most, but it was enough to be a life changing experience for visitors from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati who traveled to the Central American country in early February. They were warmly welcomed

By Joseph Austin Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The University of Dallas, an independent Catholic university, has a “flavor that you can’t get certainly at secular institutions,” president Thomas Keefe told Catholic News Service. “We are very clear in our specific mission distinctiveness” to promote the Catholic identity of

Schnurr WLWT
Staff Report In a nearly three minute video segment now posted online, WLWT reporter John London dubbed Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr the “archbishop of optimism.” The interview was an opportunity for the archbishop to give a “state of the church” type of update to the people of the archdiocese. London visited

RESURRECTION OF CHRIST DEPICTED IN MURAL AT WEST BANK CHURCH
Staff Report The USCCB website, citing the Congregation for Divine Worshipand the Discipline of the Sacraments, says, “Easter Sunday, the greatest solemnity in the liturgical year, is often associated with many displays of popular piety: these are all cultic expressions which proclaim the new and glorious condition of the risen Christ, and the

POPE JOHN PAUL II VISITS TURIN CATHEDRAL DURING 2000 EXHIBIT OF SHROUD
Staff Report On the topic of Holy Saturday, the USCCB Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments says “On Holy Saturday, the Church pauses at the Lord’s tomb, meditating his Passion and Death, his descent into Hell, and, with prayer and fasting, awaits his resurrection. “Popular piety should

CROSSES APPEAR AT ENTRANCE TO MARTYRS SHRINE IN NEW YORK
Staff Report Good Friday is the day when sacred tradition claims that Jesus endured his passion on the cross. According to the USCCB, “The Church celebrates the redemptive death of Christ on Good Friday. The Church meditates on the Lord’s Passion in the afternoon liturgical action, in which she prays

Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr interview with WLWT
Staff Report WLWT’s John London visited the Archdiocese of Cincinnati headquarters in downtown Cincinnati on Holy Thursday for an exclusive interview with Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr. The interview is scheduled to air during the evening news on Good Friday. London told The Catholic Telegraph he intended to speak with Archbishop

Pope Francis celebrates Holy Thursday chrism Mass at Vatican
FOR THE MOST UP TO DATE NEWS ON POPE FRANCIS AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, click here. By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service  VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis called on the world’s priests to bring the healing power of God’s grace to everyone in need, to stay close to the

People demonstrate outside Supreme Court building as justices hear arguments in case challenging California's same-sex marriage ban
By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service  WASHINGTON (CNS) — Thousands of people who gathered at one end of the National Mall March 26 in support of traditional marriage took their message to the U.S. Supreme Court as they walked and held aloft placards with signs saying: “Kids do best with