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Catholic News Service JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. — Pope Francis arrived in the United States in late afternoon Sept. 22 to begin his first apostolic journey as pontiff. His plane, an Alitalia jetliner, touched down at Joint Base Andrews near Washington at 3:51 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, nine minutes ahead of schedule.

Sisters of Charity Annie Klapheke, left, Tracy Kemme, and Andrea Koverman, took part in the four-person relay during the Flying Pig Marathon. Congregation of Divine Providence Sister Leslie Keener, not pictured, was also on the relay team. (Courtesy Photo)
Report Religious life is alive and well in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. For the second year in a row, women religious in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati donned their running (or walking) shoes for a good cause. Fifteen sisters from different congregations participated in the recent Flying Pig Marathon for Team

Cross the Bridge for LIfe
Staff Report On Sunday, June 7, thousands of people from across the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and the Diocese of Covington will come together and witness for the unborn by crossing the Purple People Bridge (officially the Newport-Southbank Bridge), which spans the Ohio River from Newport on the Levee in Kentucky to Sawyer Point

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Staff Report Parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and the nation will take up collections this weekend for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. Today’s Throwback Thursday heralds the announcement of said campaign in 1969, but under a different name. The Nov. 6, 1969 edition of The Catholic Telegraph announced

By Beth Griffin Catholic News Service  NEW YORK — Pope Francis evangelizes with “encyclicals of gestures,” which speak louder than words and texts, said Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga of Tegucigalpa. One of nine members of the Council of Cardinals advising the pope, the cardinal reflected on the reorganization of

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,

By Peter Ajayi Dada Catholic News Service LAGOS, Nigeria — Religious groups in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state have organized prayer sessions and other activities to support the rescue of kidnapped schoolgirls.

Press Release Gregg Marino, most recently Academic Dean at Carroll High School in Dayton, has been appointed Director of Dayton and Northern Region Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

By Steve Trosley and Catholic News Service Nelson Mandela, who led the struggle to replace South Africa’s apartheid regime with a multiracial democracy, died Dec. 5 at his home in Johannesburg and was remembered the world over as well as in Cincinnati. Mandela, 95, became the country’s first black president

Press Release Joseph R. Binzer, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, along with other faith leaders and representatives from the Metropolitan Area Religious Coalition of Cincinnati and the American Jewish Committee, will gather at noon Tuesday, November 26, in the undercroft of St. Peter in Chains Cathedral for an Interfaith