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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

People demonstrate outside Supreme Court building as justices hear arguments in case against California's same-sex marriage ban
By Patricia Zapor Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The legal question of the constitutionality of California’s law banning same-sex marriage may take a back seat to consideration of whether the time is “ripe” for a national-level ruling, suggested the Supreme Court justices’ questioning in the first of two major

Pope Francis greets people after celebrating Mass at St. Anne's Parish within Vatican
CLICK FOR THE LATEST NEWS ON POPE FRANCIS. By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has decided not to move into the papal apartments in the Apostolic Palace, but to live in a suite in the Vatican guesthouse where he has been since the beginning of

Pope Francis greets crowd before celebrating inaugural Mass in St. Peter's Square
By Francis X. Rocca Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis celebrated his first Palm Sunday Mass as pope March 24, telling an overflow crowd in St. Peter’s Square that Christ’s death on the cross is a source of eternal consolation and joy. “A Christian can never be

Cincinnati Catholic School district
Press Release The Archdiocese of Cincinnati has been ranked by the National Catholic Educational Association as the sixth largest network of Catholic schools in the United States in terms of total student enrollment. In 2010-2011, the archdiocese was the eighth largest, and rose to seventh during 2011-2012. This school year,

People walk near U.S. Capitol in Washington
By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — New proposed regulations governing the contraceptive mandate under the Affordable Care Act continue to violate basic principles of religious freedom, said the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. In comments filed March 20 with the Department of Health and Human Services, the USCCB raised