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Monday, September 14, 2009 ARCHDIOCESE — The Partnering to Protect Children child abuse and peer abuse prevention is beginning its seventh year of operation in Archdiocese of Cincinnati schools. Since 2003, a total of 36,929 students, 816 parents and 632 school staff members at 119 schools have taken part in

Friday, September 11, 2009 By Mike Dyer ST. MARGARET MARY DEANERY — It didn’t take long for parishioners at St. Ignatius to realize flamingos would be invading some of their yards for a couple of days in the Monfort Heights area this summer. And while the tropical birds didn’t actually

Thursday, September 10, 2009 By Eileen Connelly, OSU ARCHDIOCESE — On a recent Monday afternoon just before 4:30, a line had already started to form outside the St. Francis Seraph Soup Kitchen in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine. Established in 1980, the soup kitchen, part of St. Francis Seraph Ministries, typically serves more

Thursday, September 10, 2009 CATHEDRAL DEANERY — Christians for Peace in El Salvador (CRISPAZ) will mark its 25th anniversary with a series of free events in Cincinnati, starting on Saturday, Sept. 26, with daylong activities at Bellarmine Chapel on the campus of Xavier University. All are open to the public.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 ARCHDIOCESE — The 40 Days for Life prayer campaign will begin again on Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. All interested pro-lifers are asked to join in a 40-day peaceful public witness outside Planned Parenthood, 2314 Auburn Ave. in Cincinnati, September 23-November 1.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 ARCHDIOCESE — Renee Kettering, a graduate of Mother of Mercy High School, was welcomed as a candidate into the Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community during a ceremony Aug. 15 in Farmington Hills, Mich.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 SPRINGFIELD DEANERY — Brenda Driscoll, the office manager at Sacred Heart Parish in New Carlisle, was arrested Sept. 2 and charged with one count of theft and one count of tampering with evidence. Driscoll has been employed at the parish for 22 years.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 By David Eck ST. ANDREW DEANERY — The regular 4:30 p.m. Mass at St. Columban Parish in Loveland was anything but routine as former parishioners and pastors returned to celebrate the parish’s 150th anniversary on Aug. 29. Coadjutor Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr celebrated the Mass, with

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 CATHEDRAL DEANERY — The annual Blue Mass honoring all Greater Cincinnati police, fire and public safety personnel will be celebrated on Sunday, Sept. 27, with the blessing and procession to begin at 10:45 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains in Cincinnati.

Friday, September 4, 2009 ST. LAWRENCE DEANERY — St. Joseph Catholic Church in North Bend will mark the 150th anniversary of its founding on Sept. 20, 2010, with a year long celebration that begins this Sept. 19. Throughout the year, the parish will host a series of programs and events