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  Our own Greg Hartman writes from Fatima, Portugal: After nine days of traveling through Spain, Andorra, France, and back through Spain, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati pilgrims arrived in Fatima, Portugal. One hundred years ago in this small village, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared six times to three young children.

Chaminade Julienne High School held a prayer rally Monday, October 2 to celebrate the Society of Mary’s bicentennial. “The Marianist Bicentennial celebration has been going on for the last two years,” said Jama Badinghaus, a counselor at the Dayton Marianist school. CJ’s Mission Team was asked to schedule an event at 2

Stephen T. Badin High School (Courtesy Photo)
The Badin High School Hall of Honor, continuing to be one of the most prestigious recognitions the school can bestow, will induct its fourth class at the annual dinner on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Hamilton. “It’s great to see how enthusiastic our constituents have

Rachel Statue Gate of Heaven Cemetery (D Tinsman Photo)
By Gail Finke Saturday is the 5th annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children. Sponsored nationally by Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, Priests for Life, and the Pro-Life Action League, the day was established so that prayer services would be said at the graves of aborted children, and at

New school will be called Mercy McAuley High Beginning in fall 2018, Cincinnati’s young women will be served by a new Catholic, Mercy high school that will be called Mercy McAuley High. Blending 160 years of excellence at Mother of Mercy High School and at McAuley High School, the new

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 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, 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.

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