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Religious freedom deteriorating, but don’t despair, official says

Robert P. George. (CNA Photo)

CNA/EWTN News

Although religious freedom conditions around the globe are worsening, Americans should see this fact as a cause for motivation rather than despair, said a leading scholar on the issue.

“I wish that I could say there has been some improvement in the conditions of religious freedom in the world, but I’m afraid the opposite is true: it’s deteriorated,” said Robert P. George, vice chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. Continue reading

 
Pope Francis calls for abolishing death penalty and life imprisonment
The electric chair that executed 125 men between 1916 and 1960 in Tennessee is seen on display at the National Museum of Crime and Punishment in Washington March 5. (CNS photo/Jim Lo Scalzo, EPA) See POPE-PUNISHMENT Oct. 23, 2014.

The electric chair that executed 125 men between 1916 and 1960 in Tennessee is seen on display at the National Museum of Crime and Punishment in Washington March 5. (CNS photo/Jim Lo Scalzo, EPA)

By Francis X. Rocca
Catholic News Service 

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis called for abolition of the death penalty as well as life imprisonment, and denounced what he called a “penal populism” that promises to solve society’s problems by punishing crime instead of pursuing social justice. Continue reading

 
Price Hill parish hopes to capitalize on Mass Mob/Flash Mass phenomena

Resurrection School. (Twitter)

Press Release

Staff and faculty at Resurrection School, a CISE school serving some of Price Hill’s poorest children, have initiated an effort to support the small parish church. Learning of Detroit and Buffalo’s “Flash Mass” phenomena, a few individuals determined to bring the very positive event to the Queen City. Continue reading

 
Archbishop Schnurr installs Bishop Thomas in Toledo
Bishop Daniel E. Thomas processes in during the opening of the Mass to install him as the Diocese of Toledo's eighth bishop. (Courtesy Photo)

Bishop Daniel E. Thomas processes in during the opening of the Mass to install him as the Diocese of Toledo's eighth bishop. (Courtesy Photo)

Staff Report

The Most Reverend Daniel E. Thomas was officially installed as the eighth bishop of the Diocese of Toledo Wednesday at Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral in Toledo.

As the Metropolitan Archbishop the Ecclesial Province of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr presented Bishop Thomas with his crosier. Archbishop Schnurr and Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, the apostolic nuncio to the United States, were the installing bishops. Continue reading

 
Throwback Thursday: Four area bishops installed in 1945
Coverage of the installations of bishops from around the region in 1945 are shown. In 1945, three of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati's suffragan sees and one neighboring diocese had new bishops installed. (CT File Photos)

Coverage of the installations of bishops from around the region in 1945 are shown. In 1945, three of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati's suffragan sees and one neighboring diocese had new bishops installed. (CT File Photos)

Staff Report 

Another story you’ll see at TheCatholicTelegraph.com today is about the installation of Bishop Daniel Thomas of the Diocese of Toledo. While bishops of one diocese have no particular authority of the faithful of other dioceses, their installations and appointments are always newsworthy. 

Often many bishops from the surrounding area will gather together, along with the papal nuncio, for the installation Masses. That unity highlights the universality of the church, and the understanding that there is a fraternal spirit among the bishops.

That long-winded intro brings us to today’s Throwback Thursday. Continue reading

 
Liturgical items top agenda at USCCB general meeting in Baltimore

By Mark Pattison
Catholic News Service 

WASHINGTON — Liturgical matters will take center stage on the agenda of action items at the fall general meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, to be held Nov. 10-13 in Baltimore.

There will be five liturgical items up for consideration. All are subject to amendments from bishops. All but one require approval of two-thirds of the bishops, followed by final approval from the Vatican. Continue reading

 
Mount St. Joe, Xavier work together to help dying athlete’s dream come true
Lauren Hill is a freshman member of Mount St. Joseph University's women's basketball team. She is dying of Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma and hopes to play in a collegiate game during the time she has left. (Courtesy Photo/The Cure Starts Now Foundation)

Lauren Hill is a freshman member of Mount St. Joseph University's women's basketball team. She is dying of Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma and hopes to play in a collegiate game during the time she has left. (Courtesy Photo/The Cure Starts Now Foundation)

By John Stegeman
The Catholic Telegraph 

By now, most people have heard the story of Lauren Hill.

Thanks to collaboration of two of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s Catholic universities, more people will be able to witness a key moment in that story and more money will be raised for research on an incurable disease. Continue reading

 
Downtown church using St. John Paul II feast to build community
Mass goers from St. Louis Catholic Church in downtown Cincinnati (left) will be passing out Pope St. John Paul II prayer cards after the 12:10 p.m. Mass Wednesday Oct. 22. Oct. 22, 2014 is the first feast day of St. John Paul II. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)

Mass goers from St. Louis Catholic Church in downtown Cincinnati (left) will be passing out Pope St. John Paul II prayer cards after the 12:10 p.m. Mass Wednesday Oct. 22. Oct. 22, 2014 is the first feast day of St. John Paul II. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)

By John Stegeman
The Catholic Telegraph

A laity-led initiative that grew out of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s Proclaim 2014 convocation will be honoring Pope St. John Paul II on his feast day Wednesday. Continue reading

 
Around the Archdiocese: Oct. 21

Delhi Police Corporal Frank Gentile poses for a photo with students Adam Schloemer, Austin Tettenhorst and Eddie Jones. (Courtesy Photo/St. Dominic)

Staff Report

There’s never shortage of inspiring or exciting events taking place at Catholic schools, parishes and other institutions throughout the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. With that in mind we’re initiating “Around the Archdiocese,” an intermittently published online feature highlighting some of the best submitted news items sent to The Catholic Telegraph. Continue reading