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A displaced Iraqi child walks outside tents Dec. 9 at the Hassan Sham camp near Mosul. As Christians in the Middle East look back on 2016, they wonder if there will be much to celebrate amid mounting challenges, particularly for those displaced by conflicts in Iraq and Syria. (CNS photo/Ahmed Jadallah, Reuters)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — As Christians in the Middle East look back on 2016, they wonder if there will be much to celebrate amid mounting challenges, particularly for those displaced by conflicts in Iraq and Syria. “As much as we are pleased that our homelands from which thousands of Christians were

Rachel Statue Gate of Heaven Cemetery (D Tinsman Photo)
By Douglas Tinsman Gate of Heaven Cemetery honored the children who have been lost to abortion by celebrating a service on Sept. 10, the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children. The Most Reverend Bishop Joseph Binzer, lead the service, which was held at the Rachel Mourns Her Children statue.

Father Jan Schmidt.
Father Jan K. Schmidt, formerly pastor of St. Margaret of York Parish in Twenty-Mile Stand (Loveland), joined the archdiocesan Central Offices on July 1 as director of the Department of Pastoral Services. The department includes the offices of African American Catholic Ministries, Campus Ministry, Evangelization, Family and Respect Life, Mission,

Alex Sullivan. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)
Alex Sullivan, 18, graduated May 26, but after more than a decade at Catholic Central, the new graduate will always be part of the Irish. Alex, daughter of James and Kim Sullivan, is headed to Bowling Green State University next year, but since pre-school she has been at Catholic Central.

(CNS photo/Joann S. Keane, Charlotte Catholic High School)
This year 3,208 students are graduating from the Catholic high schools listed below, a small increase over last year’s total. The largest graduating class this year is St. Xavier High School (389 grads) and the smallest is Royalmont Academy (six grads). The total amount of scholarship money offered to the

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