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St. Teresa Avila Bell Tower on Good Friday Morning. (Greg Hartman/CT Photo)
Do you take things back from God?  You know what I mean: you are praying your heart out for your son who struggles in school, you turn your troubled marriage over to God again and again, you lift up the chaos on the streets…only to grab it all right back

By Gail Finke In an increasingly secular age, people are increasingly suspicious of prayers. In some circles, saying “I’ll pray for you” is received as an insult or, at best, a meaningless wish of goodwill. Many secular politicians and celebrities openly mock others who say “our prayers are with” the

When you hear these words, Brent Spence Bridge, you immediately tense up. We’ve arrived at summer and the orange barrels have blossomed throughout the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. They make ones live miserable. Seen on Interstate 75 Saturday: I-71 at Ohio River 85 minutes. (16 miles away). There’s a way to

March 24 and 25. Mark Danis, a secular Carmelite, will present “Listening to the Voice of God,” a two-day event about contemplative prayer in today’s busy world. Ticket includes Saturday lunch. Friday 7-8:30 pm, Saturday 10 am – 2 pm.

Bring your family for Evening Prayer, followed by pizza and a salad! All ages welcome — add this event to your family Lenten observances. Sisters Margie Niemer and Patti Zurich will lead. Please RSVP with number attending by March 17 to 812-933-6437. There is no fee but  freewill offering will

A contemplative prayer service developed by a unique community of monks in France, Taize prayer uses chants and other simple melodies. This candlelit prayer event will last approximately 45 minutes.

God of all nations, Father of the human family, we give you thanks for the freedom we exercise and the many blessings of democracy we enjoy in these United States of America. We ask for your protection and guidance for all who devote themselves to the common good, working for

Catholic Thoughts–By Jeanne Hunt Is your world overcome with noise? There seems to be nowhere to get away from the constant harangue of music, talk, motors, humming machines, etc. Recently, I was reading 1 Kings 19:9–16 (NRSV), and the term the sound of sheer silence was used to describe the

People of  all faiths were welcomed in downtown Cincinnati Dec. 16 for a women’s led interfaith prayer service in support of peace and unity in the community. According to media accounts, roughly 200 people showed up for the service, which was sponsored by AJC Cincinnati, the Islamic Center of Greater

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Parents who juggle packed work and family schedules deserve a Nobel Prize in mathematics for doing something not even the most brilliant scientists can do: They pack 48 hours of activity into 24, Pope Francis said. “I don’t know how they do