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Press Release The Board of Trustees at the College of Mount St. Joseph announced today the College will officially become Mount St. Joseph University effective July 1, 2014. The designation change to University positions the Mount to leverage its expanding academic offerings including increasing its number of graduate programs for

By Francis X. Rocca Catholic News Service  VATICAN CITY — The predicament of divorced and remarried Catholics will be a major topic of discussion when bishops from around the world meet at the Vatican in October 2014. The Vatican announced Oct. 8 that an extraordinary session of the Synod of

Staff Report When SportsLeader works with Catholic schools, one of its hopes is to help the school strengthen their Catholic identity. One of the ways SportsLeader does this is by encouraging prayer after athletic contests. Two SportsLeader schools, members Bishop Fenwick and McNicholas, met on the football field Sept. 27.

Pope Francis prays during a meeting with cardinals at the Vatican Oct. 1. As a series of consultations aimed at the reform of the Vatican bureaucracy began, the pontiff told his group of cardinal advisers that humility and service attract people to the church, not power and pride. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters) (Oct. 1, 2013) See POPE-CARDINALS Sept. 30, 2013 and POPE-HUMILITY Oct. 1, 2013.
By Francis X. Rocca Catholic News Service  VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In his latest wide-ranging interview, Pope Francis said that he aimed to make the Catholic Church less “Vatican-centric” and closer to the “people of God,” as well as more socially conscious and open to modern culture. He also revealed

Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr speaks at a rally for the 40 Days for Life campaign in Kettering, Ohio. (Courtesy Photo/Tom Dalrymple)
Staff Report At least three 40 Days for Life campaigns are underway in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. The campaigns, in which pro-lifers stand outside abortion clinics in prayer, began in Cincinnati and Sharonville on Sept. 29 and in Kettering on Sept. 15. The Dayton 40 Days for Life campaign, which

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service  VATICAN CITY — Recognizing that Blessed John XXIII and John Paul II have widespread reputations for holiness and that years of studying their lives and actions have proven their exceptional virtue, Pope Francis announced he would declare his two predecessors saints at a single

Matthew Kelly brought a packed house to St. Mary Church in Hyde Park Sept. 21. (Courtesy Photos/Dynamic Catholic Institute & St. Mary Hyde Park)
By Patricia McGeever For The Catholic Telegraph  Hundreds of people packed St. Mary Church in Hyde Park Sept. 21 to hear a message that will inspired and challenged them to be better people and better Catholics.

By Catholic News Service & CT Staff WASHINGTON — The Little Sisters of the Poor and a Catholic college are the latest Catholic entities to file a lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services over its mandate that most religious employers’ health insurance plans cover contraceptives, sterilization and some abortion-inducing

Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke said in a July interview with The Wanderer that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi should be denied communion. (CNS Photos)
Staff Report A top American cleric in Rome, Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke, prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, said in an interview with The Catholic Servant in mid-July that House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) should not receive communion because of her continued anti-life political views.

By Lise Alves Catholic News Service SAO PAULO — Brazilian rancher Vitalmiro Bastos de Moura again has been found guilty of masterminding the 2005 assassination of U.S.-born Sister Dorothy Stang. A judge sentenced Moura to 30 years in prison after he was declared guilty just before midnight Sept. 19, the court