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FAQ on the Ice Bucket Challenge

A woman participates in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. (Screenshot)

Staff Report

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has taken the nation by storm. Questions about the research supported by the ALS Association, however, have left some Catholics concerned about participating.

Here is a quick overview of the situation. What is ALS, what is this challenge, who is the ALS Association, and where might Catholics consider donating instead? Continue reading

 
Superintendent Rigg, Elder principal Otten accept ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ for ALS

A screenshot shows a Cincinnati-area resident participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. This participant designated her donation to the John Paul II Medical Research Institute.

Press Release

Jim Rigg, Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, and Tom Otten, principal of Elder High School, will take the popular “ice bucket challenge” to support medical research against ALS at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Elder High School in Price Hill. Continue reading

 
Prayer source of strength for slain U.S. journalist, family

American journalist James Foley, who was kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in November 2012 in Idlib, Syria, is pictured in an undated photo. Foley, a freelance war correspondent from New Hampshire and Marquette University alum, was killed at the hands of the Islamic State militant group. (CNS photo/Nicole Tung, courtesy GlobalPost via EPA)

By Catholic News Service

ROCHESTER, N.H. — In April 2013, the parents of slain U.S. journalist James Foley attended a prayer vigil at Marquette University in Milwaukee to pray for their son, who at that time had disappeared in Syria. Continue reading

 
University of Dayton hosts Catholic Education Summit

By Erin Callahan
For The Catholic Telegraph

While the nation debates Common Core, Catholic educators can lead the conversation about accountability and standards while still maintaining central values, according to a discussion at the University of Dayton’s Catholic Education Summit on July 14. Continue reading

 
Back to School: List of archdiocese Catholic schools first days
Students pose outside the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains after the 2013 Catholic Schools Week Mass. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)

Students pose outside the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains after the 2013 Catholic Schools Week Mass. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)

Staff Report

Back-to-school shopping sales are nearly over, which means the school year is underway or about to start at most of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s Catholic schools.

If you’re curious about which Catholic schools are already in session, and which are yet to begin, consult this handy list below, provided by the Catholic Schools Office. Continue reading

 
Abuse education effort begins year 12

Press Release
Archdiocese of Cincinnati

As Catholic school students resume classes, the Partnering to Protect Children child abuse and peer abuse prevention is set to begin its twelfth year of operation in Archdiocese of Cincinnati schools. Continue reading

 
Pope talks airstrikes in Iraq, his health, possible U.S. visit
Pope Francis, still wearing a yellow pin commemorating the victims of last April’s ferry disaster, walks down the aisle to answer questions from journalists aboard the papal flight from Seoul, South Korea, to Rome Aug. 18. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-PLANE Aug. 18, 2014.

Pope Francis, still wearing a yellow pin commemorating the victims of last April’s ferry disaster, walks down the aisle to answer questions from journalists aboard the papal flight from Seoul, South Korea, to Rome Aug. 18. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

By Francis X. Rocca
Catholic News Service

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM SEOUL, South Korea — Pope Francis said the use of force can be justified to stop “unjust aggressors” such as Islamic State militants in northeastern Iraq, but he declined to endorse U.S. military airstrikes against the militants and said such humanitarian interventions should not be decided on by any single country. Continue reading

 
Stay of execution set to expire for Sharonville abortion clinic

The Lebanon Road Surgical Center, or Women's Med Center, is a facility that provides late-term abortions. (Courtesy Photo/Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati)

Staff Report

Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Jerry Metz upheld a ruling Aug. 15 that could lead to the closure of the Lebanon Road Surgical Center, also called Women’s Med Center. The Sharonville facility offers abortion services and is the only facility in the area to offer late-term abortions. Continue reading

 
Dayton Right to Life, Life Resource Centre to host Lila Rose

Pro-life activist Lila Rose, 24, is pictured in a 2009 photo in Los Angeles. She got an early start in the pro-life movement and at age 15 founded Live Action, a pro-life nonprofit specializing in investigative journalism. (CNS photo/Lucy Nicholson, Reuters)

Staff Report

Dayton Right to Life and the Life Resource Centre announced Aug. 13 that Lila Rose will be this year’s Viva la Vita speaker. The event will take place Tuesday, Sept. 23 at the Mandalay Banquet Center in Dayton. Continue reading

 
McNicholas High school announces new scholarship

McNicholas High School. (Courtesy Photo)

Staff Report

Archbishop McNicholas High School announced Thursday the creation the Dolores C. Sawyer Memorial Scholarship.  Continue reading