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This history of the Church is sometimes marked by violent episodes. Such was the case 34 years ago today, May 12, 1982, when Pope St. John Paul II survived a second assassination attempt. The first attempt on Pope John Paul II’s life came a year earlier, May 13, 1981. The pontiff

“…He was lifted up before their eyes, and a cloud took Him out of their sight.” – From Acts 1:9 The Feast of the Ascension of the Lord is among the oldest feast days in the Church, making it the focus of this week’s Throwback Thursday story. The image with this post —

Springtime is here with all that means. The Easter season continues, pollen counts are high, and thousands of young boys and girls are preparing to meet Jesus Christ in their first reception of Holy Communion. Since the spring doubles as “first communion season,” today’s Throwback Thursday highlights the second graders

In the wake of Amoris Laetitia much discussion has turned to discussion of family life. With that in mind, today’s Throwback Thursday is a prayer/pledge specifically for those called to the vocation of marriage and family life. The “Christian Marriage Pledge” appeared in a 1967 supplement to The Catholic Telegraph-Register

The Catholic Telegraph is just two weeks away from releasing the 2016 Festival Guide and today’s #ThrowbackThursday photo encapsulates the spirit of Catholic church festivals. A young boy and girl are shown enjoying a ride on a “scrambler” ride in the forefront. A ferris wheel and carousel are clearly seen

The Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains in downtown Cincinnati was first built in the 1840s, but the massive bronze doors presently serving as the Holy Door for the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy were installed in 1957. Today’s Throwback Thursday is a photo of former Cincinnati Archbishop Karl J.

In every diocese around the globe this week, a Chrism Mass was (or today will be) celebrated. At this Mass, priests, deacons, religious and laity all gather with their bishop, generally at his cathedral, where he will bless the holy oils that will be used throughout his diocese for the coming

At Catholic schools, heritage centers, nursing homes and other locations around the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, those observing St. Patrick’s Day are likely to come in contact with irish dance. Though not an explicitly Catholic activity, irish dance gets most of its exposure on the feast of St. Patrick, the patron

The United Nations dubbed 1975 as International Women’s Year and ever since March 8 has been celebrated as International Women’s Day. March is also Women’s History Month in the United States. The Archdiocese of Cincinnati celebrates the achievement of women throughout the church to this day, and took note of

Despite snow today in some parts of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, there are signs of spring on the horizon. Lent is in full swing en route to Easter, the weather is slowly beginning to warm, and baseball is back on the radar. The Archdiocese of Cincinnati is home to the