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Archbishop Dennis Schnurr, center right, praises the awarded communities during the first annual Laudato Si’ Community recognitions ceremony at Good Shepherd Church in Cincinnati Monday, June 18, 2018. (CT Photo/E.L. Hubbard)
On Monday, June 18, Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr designated 13 Catholic parishes, schools, and religious congregations in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati as “Laudato Si’ Communities” in recognition of their efforts to be outstanding stewards of the environment. The recognition prayer service took place at Good Shepherd Church. June 18 was the third

By John Stegeman Glenmary Home Missioners Glenmary Father John S. Rausch appeared on CNN Aug. 1 as part of a climate change town hall event with former United States Vice President Al Gore. After being introduced by host Anderson Cooper, Father Rausch said his experience as a priest in Appalachia

Franciscan Father Al Hirt, pastor of St. Monica-St. George Parish Newman Center, prepares to throw the switch on the inverters that convert solar power DC to alternating current on the roof of the parish center recently. (Courtesy Photo)
Things are sunshine bright for the parishioners of St. Monica-St. George Parish Newman Center now that a solar-powered lighting upgrade to LED lighting has been completed. And an incentive grant from Duke Energy for lighting upgrade with the operating savings will ensure a payoff of the $127,465 project in less

Earth Shepherds members Marianne and James Heileman place mulch around a Kentucky Yellowwood tree planted on Good Shepherd Parish grounds Dec. 11, as other members of the group look on. The environmental stewardship group dedicated the tree to Pope Francis. (Courtesy Photo)
By Patty Lindner Inspired by Pope Francis, parish group dedicated to environmental issues has taken action to plant a Kentucky Yellowwood tree on the grounds at Good Shepherd Parish in Montgomery. The Earth Shepherds ministry team at Good Shepherd did some planning and fundraising over several months, and on Dec.

Father Dohrman Byers leads a Walk of Mercy in Brown County (Courtesy Photo)
The St. Martin Deanery Catholic Rural Life in collaboration with the archdiocesan Catholic Social Action Office and the Ursulines of Brown County sponsored a Walk of Mercy for the Land and its People Oct. 23 at the motherhouse grounds of the Ursulines in St. Martin. The walk was planned in

Staff Report Responding to the call of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si, Archbishop of Cincinnati Dennis M. Schnurr hosted a press conference Wednesday in the former school building at St. Monica-St. George in University Heights. The archbishop outlined how parishes and offices throughout the archdiocese are putting Pope Francis’s groundbreaking encyclical

By Dennis Sadowski Catholic News Service  WASHINGTON — Pope Francis speaks with a pastor’s voice and with deep respect for science in calling the world to address threats to all life on earth through environmental degradation and the mindset of a “throwaway culture” in his encyclical, said the president of the

By Elise Harris CNA/EWTN News In his new encyclical on the environment, Pope Francis slams attacks against human life such as abortion, embryonic experimentation and population control – saying that respect for creation and human dignity go hand in hand. The Pope explained that “a sense of deep communion with

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — In his brief pontificate, Pope Francis has coined some colorful terms to get his points across, for example, using “bat Christians” to describe those who hide their faith. While the new phrases he uses in his ecology encyclical are not as punchy,

By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph Today marked the release of Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si, or Praised Be to You. The encyclical deals extensively with environmental issues. While The Catholic Telegraph and many world media organizations were just getting a chance to digest the nearly 200-page document, Tony Stieritz, Director