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Pope Francis asked people to pray for the success of the inter-Korean summit and, especially, for peace and reconciliation between North Korea and South Korea

O God, Creator of the universe, who extends your paternal concern over every creature and guides the events of history to the goal of salvation, we acknowledge your fatherly love when you break the resistance of mankind and, in a world torn by strife and discord, you make us ready

Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr
The bigotry and violence that descended upon Charlottesville, Virginia emerged from the same sin of racism which can plague any community in America, including those of our own Archdiocese. And so, as we approach the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, I echo for the faithful of our local Church the

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has encouraged dioceses across the United States to mark a Day of Prayer for Peace in Our Communities on Friday, September 9, the Feast of St. Peter Claver, in response to racially motivated violence affecting many U.S. communities. Most

By Beth Griffin Catholic News Service  NEW YORK — Peace is never achieved once and for all, but is the fruit of a daily quest for greater justice and respect for one another, the new papal nuncio to the United Nations said Sept. 15. For believers, it is not merely

By Francis X. Rocca Catholic News Service  VATICAN CITY — The Vatican called on Muslim leaders to condemn the “barbarity” and “unspeakable criminal acts” of Islamic State militants in Iraq, saying a failure to do so would jeopardize the future of interreligious dialogue.

The following is a text of a letter from Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr to the pastors of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati urging prayer for peace next Sunday.  “Dear Father, Many of you have heard the repeated calls of our Holy Father to pray for peace in Iraq. Violence there has

Recently, while working in a parish to get the public school kids to sign up for Sunday morning religion classes, a young mom looked at me with a face of a woman about to panic. Overwhelmed, she said, “I can’t manage one more thing. We had three soccer games this

Syrian flags are seen near a sign saying "Obama you have no dream, you have a nightmare," as Pope Francis leads a vigil to pray for peace in Syria in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Sept. 7. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) (Sept. 10, 2013) See POPE-SYRIA (UPDATED) Sept. 9, 2013 and PRAYER-SYRIA Sept. 7, 2013.
USCCB Release WASHINGTON — The Administrative Committee of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), of which Archbishop of Cincinnati Dennis M. Schnurr is a member, issued an urgent call for a political solution to the crisis in Syria. The bishops issued the statement on the first day of their

People from Syria hold up signs before pope leads prayer vigil for peace
By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — For the thousands of people who turned out for a solemn vigil in St. Peter’s Square, the power of prayer and hopes for peace are still mightier than the world’s weapons and wars. “Instead of using hatred, we are using prayer