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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

 
USCCB contest offers parishes chance to win ‘pocket gospels’

Staff Report

A contest currently offered by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops gives any parish the chance to win 250 “pocket gospels.” To sign up, click HERE and nominate your parish. Continue reading
 
Throwback Thursday 1954: Limited use of English permitted in rituals
The above photo shows part of the front page of the Aug. 27, 1954 edition of The Catholic Telegraph-Register.

The above photo shows part of the front page of the Aug. 27, 1954 edition of The Catholic Telegraph-Register.

Staff Report

It was 60 years ago yesterday that Catholics in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati received word via The Catholic Telegraph-Register that the Vatican had approved the use of some English during the administration certain sacraments.

Permission was granted to use English in portions in baptism, matrimony, the anointing of the sick, and in parts of funeral rites. Continue reading

 
Local priest’s collection for Gaza relief nets more than 14K

Sister Mariam Almiron spins a small child around following Sunday Mass at the Holy Family Catholic Parish in Gaza in 2011. In 2011, there were only some 3,000 Christians in Gaza, of which a little more than 200 were Catholic. (CNS photo/Paul Jeffrey)

By John Stegeman
The Catholic Telegraph 

With money coming from a variety of sources, Father Rob Waller of St. Andrew parish in Milford wired $14,436.92 in donations specifically “for the children of Gaza, and for the school and parish of Holy Family.”

Father Waller, wired the money directly to the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, which is the name for the diocese that encompasses the Gaza region, on Aug. 26. Continue reading

 
‘A Nun’s Life’ ministry to visit Precious Blood Sisters during nationwide tour

IHM Sisters Maxine Kollasch, left, and Julie Vieira host A Nun’s Life. (Courtesy Photo)

Press Release

DAYTON — A Nun’s Life Ministry will visit the Sisters of the Precious Blood in Dayton and host a live podcast from Salem Heights on Aug. 28 as part of the ministry’s Motherhouse Road Trip series. Continue reading

 
St. Max children’s choir performs at Reds game [Video]
The St. Maximilian Kolbe Children's Choir sang the national anthem at the Cincinnati Reds' game Aug. 22. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)

The St. Maximilian Kolbe Children's Choir sang the national anthem at the Cincinnati Reds' game Aug. 22. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)

By John Stegeman
The Catholic Telegraph

See video below

About 40 members of the St. Maximilian Kolbe Children’s Choir took to the field at Great American Ballpark Friday, Aug. 22 to participate in the tradition of singing the national anthem prior to Cincinnati Reds‘ games. The choir performed in front of a large GABP crowd that included roughly 300 parishioners from St. Maximilian Kolbe. The outing was part of the parish’s 25th anniversary celebration. Continue reading

 
Catholic Superintendent takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Superintendent of Catholic Schools Jim Rigg, right, and Elder Principal Tom Otten take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Thursday, Aug. 21. Their donations will go to the John Paul II Medical Research Institute in Iowa. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)

By John Stegeman
The Catholic Telegraph

See video & photos below.

Showing his support for those suffering from ALS, Archdiocese of Cincinnati Superintendent of Catholic School Jim Rigg took part in the ice bucket challenge Thursday morning at Elder High School.

FAQ: What is the Ice Bucket Challenge, and why is it happening?

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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

UPDATE: See video and photos of Rigg and Otten taking the ice bucket challenge here.

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

 
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