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By Doreen Abi Raad Catholic News Service BEIRUT — The Middle East is suffering a “Way of the Cross” that is the greatest tragedy since World War II, Melkite Catholic Patriarch Gregoire III Laham said in a Lenten message about suffering. He said the church, despite its efforts, is having

By Greg Hartman The Catholic Telegraph Vocation View: Mothers: February is a great time for women to reflect on motherhood. Pray with our Blessed Mother that you are the best version of a mother you can be or would hope to be. In reflection, think of ways you can bring

Pope Francis places ashes on head of Slovakian Cardinal Jozef Tomko during Ash Wednesday Mass at the Basilica of Santa Sabina in Rome March 5. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) (March 5, 2014) See POPE-ASHWEDNESDAY March 5, 2014.
By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service  ROME — Lent is meant to wake up Christians and help them see that God can give them the strength to change their lives and their surroundings, Pope Francis said. Before receiving and distributing ashes at an evening Mass March 5, Ash Wednesday, Pope

Pope Francis waves as he leaves general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican
By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Courageously follow Jesus in seeking out the poor and sinners, and in making difficult sacrifices in order to help and heal others, Pope Francis said. Christians are called to confront the material, spiritual and moral destitution of “our brothers and sisters,

CROSSES APPEAR AT ENTRANCE TO MARTYRS SHRINE IN NEW YORK
Staff Report Good Friday is the day when sacred tradition claims that Jesus endured his passion on the cross. According to the USCCB, “The Church celebrates the redemptive death of Christ on Good Friday. The Church meditates on the Lord’s Passion in the afternoon liturgical action, in which she prays

In this Year of Faith, we can celebrate the way the liturgical year is divided. We have two regular seasons (Ordinary Time), two playoffs (Advent and Lent) and the championship games (Christmas and Easter). So while the nation is to be enthralled in March Madness, we are in the teeth

Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr presided at the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion Feb, 17 at Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church, Dayton
The Archdiocese of Cincinnati celebrated the Rite of Election and the Call to Continuing Conversion Feb. 17 with 1,023 adults and children seeking entrance into the Roman Catholic Church. The Rite of Election is celebrated with adults and children who are unbaptized and preparing to receive the sacraments of baptism,

U.S. ARCHBISHOP SCHNURR RECEIVES PALLIUM FROM POPE BENEDICT XVI
Dear Friends in Christ, From the time that we were very young, perhaps too young to fully understand the words, we have known that Lent is a penitential season. Throughout these 40 days of preparation for Easter, the church calls us to a sober re-examination of our lives and our

March 16, 2011 CATHEDRAL DEANERY — Local Catholics marked the start of the season of Lent — a time of prayer, fasting and almsgiving — March 9 at special Ash Wednesday Masses throughout the archdiocese. Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr celebrated Mass at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains, placing

March 15, 2011 By Father Earl Fernandes Our family prayed the rosary every night. Invariably, my mother would say, “It’s time to pray the rosary,” just as our favorite television programs began. The rosary would be followed by a host of prayers, including the Litany of Loreto, the Angelus, a