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Advocates to be honored on Respect Life Sunday

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The Archdiocese of Cincinnati will bestow its Respect Life Award for 2014 on Debbie Nieport and Susan Willke Enouen.

The award will be presented by Bishop Joseph Binzer Oct. 5, Respect Life Sunday, at the 11 a.m. Mass at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral in downtown Cincinnati. Continue reading

 
Blue Mass marks 10th year thanking first responders
An American flag and a flag of mourning hang from between two Cincinnati Fire Department ladder trucks Sept. 14 before a Blue Mass celebrated at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains. A Cincinnati police SWAT vehicle is also visible. These vehicles, and others, were blessed prior to the Mass. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)

An American flag and a flag of mourning hang from between two Cincinnati Fire Department ladder trucks Sept. 14 before a Blue Mass celebrated at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains. A Cincinnati police SWAT vehicle is also visible. These vehicles, and others, were blessed prior to the Mass. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)

By John Stegeman
The Catholic Telegraph

The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Sept. 14, was the day of the 10th annual Blue Mass, held to thank and pray for the men and women who serve as police, firefighters and other emergency personnel.

Before the Mass, people gathered outside the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains on a sunny Sunday morning as celebrant Father Steve Angi blessed emergency vehicles parked along Plum Street. Father Angi is the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Chancellor and a chaplain for the Cincinnati Police Department. Continue reading

 
Pope Emeritus poses for first selfies

 Catholic News Agency

ROME — The first “selfie” of retired pontiff Benedict XVI is making the rounds on social networks.

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Adams County ‘Farm Mass’ well attended
Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr and others process in at the opening of the "Farm Mass" Sept. 5 at the farm of Randy Louiso in West Union. (CT Photo/Paul Hannah)

Altar server Ray Fox carries the cross as Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr and others process in at the opening of the "Farm Mass" Sept. 5 at the farm of Randy Louiso in West Union. (CT Photo/Paul Hannah)

Staff Report

WEST UNION — The second of two “Farm Masses” celebrated annually in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati took place Sept. 5 in Adams County. Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr celebrated Mass at the property of Randy Louiso in West Union. The host parish was Holy Trinity, also in West Union.

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Police chaplain to preside at 10th annual ‘Blue Mass’ Sept. 14

A police officer plays a trumpet during the 2009 annual Blue Mass at St. Patrick Church in Washington. Father Steve Angi will preside Sept. 14 at the Archdiocese of Cincinnati's 10th annual Blue Mass at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains. (CNS photo/Rafael Crisostomo, El Pregonero)

Press Release 

Father Steve Angi, Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and police chaplain, will be the principal celebrant at the tenth annual Blue Mass for Greater Cincinnati police, fire and safety personnel to be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains, 325 W. Eighth Street, in downtown Cincinnati. Continue reading

 
Throwback Thursday: September 11, 2001

The cover of the Sept. 21, 2001 edition of The Catholic Telegraph marked the historic tragedy. (CT File Photo)

Staff Report

The events of September 11, 2001 are burned into the memories of all Americans alive at the time. For arguably the first time in world history, a major international tragedy took place under the watch of a 24-hour news cycle. Continue reading

 
SportsLeader releases video of HS football Rosary Rally

Staff Report

Back on July 31 nearly 500 students, athletes and coaches gathered to adore the the Lord in the Eucharist and to pray the rosary prior to the start of the high school football practice season.

To read the original story, click HERE. Continue reading

 
Ordination of man facing death ‘reflects Pascal Mystery,’ says bishop

Bishop David R. Choby of Nashville, Tenn., anoints William Carmona's hands as part of the ordination rite at Christus Santa Rosa Medical Center in San Antonio Sept. 8. Carmona, gravely ill with cancer, was ordained for the Diocese of Nashville. (CNS photo/Rick Musacchio, Tennessee Register)

By Rick Musacchio
Catholic News Service

SAN ANTONIO — As William Carmona lay gravely ill in a San Antonio hospital bed, he repeatedly questioned his classmates from nearby Assumption Seminary: “Where is Bishop Choby?” “When will he get here?” And finally: “How many more hours until he ordains me?”

Carmona, a fourth-year theology seminarian who was entering his final year of preparation for ordination as a transitional deacon this fall and as a priest of the Diocese of Nashville, Tennessee, next summer, was dying of cancer. Continue reading

 
Holy Cross Church in Dayton marks a century of faith

A 100th anniversary Mass was celebrated at Holy Cross Church in Dayton on June 22. Pictured from left are Father Michael Halloran, former pastor, Marianist Father Johann Roten of the University of Dayton, Auxiliary Bishop Joseph R. Binzer, and Father Eric Bowman, administrator of Holy Cross Church. (Courtesy Photo)

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Holy Cross Roman Catholic Lithuanian Church in Dayton has been celebrating a century of faith in a variety of ways.

The parish’s 100th anniversary Mass was held June 22, with Auxiliary Bishop Joseph R. Binzer as the main celebrant.  Concelebrants were Father Eric Bowman, Holy Cross Church administrator, Father Michael Holloran, former pastor, and Marianist Father Johann Roten of the Marianist Library at the University of Dayton. The Knights of Columbus Color Core will also participated. A special luncheon followed in Holy Cross Church hall. Continue reading

 
Latin American families challenged by poverty, violence, social norms

By Ezra Fieser
Catholic News Service 

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Poverty, violence and changing social norms are causing the disintegration of the family structure across Latin America, church workers in the region said in advance of the October gathering of bishops in the Vatican to discuss pressures families face. Continue reading