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Press Release Archdiocese of Cincinnati Father Gerald “Jerry” R. Niklas died Saturday, August 15. He was 81. Father Niklas was born on October 17, 1933 in Cincinnati. He did his preparatory studies at St. Gregory Seminary and studied theology at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West in Norwood. He was ordained

Staff Report Carla J. (Holzman) Conlon, mother of the Most Reverend R. Daniel Conlon, Bishop of Joliet, Illinois, died Monday. She was 85. Carla Conlon leaves behind her husband of 67 years Robert J. Conlon and six children.

By Mark Zimmermann Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Cardinal William W. Baum, the archbishop of Washington from 1973 to 1980, died July 23 at the age of 88 after a long illness. He was a cardinal for 39 years — the longest such tenure in U.S. church history. Cardinal Baum witnessed

By Mary Rezac & Michelle Bauman Catholic News Agency  Many journalists would say they have a passion for truth, but for Sr. Mary Ann Walsh, that took on added significance as she worked for the Church she loved. Ubiquitous in the world of U.S. Catholic media, Sr. Walsh was well-known

A Mass of Christian Burial for Sister of Notre Dame de Namur Ruth Ann Bange was celebrated Feb. 12 in the St. Julie Chapel at Mount Notre Dame Convent in Reading.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Sister of Notre Dame de Namur Joan Pfeiffer was celebrated Feb. 24 in St. Julie Chapel at Mount Notre Dame Convent in Reading.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Franciscan Sister of the Poor Maria Klosterman was celebrated on March 14 in St. Clare Convent Chapel in Cincinnati.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Sister of Mercy Ruth Nastold was celebrated Feb. 23 at St. Francis Xavier Church in Cincinnati.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Precious Blood Sister Margaret Mary Rigdon was held at the Salem Heights Chapel in Dayton March 18.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Father Harry Gerdes will be celebrated March 4 at St. Joseph Church, North Bend, with Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr presiding.