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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

Staff Report Heeding Pope Francis’ call, Archbishop of Cincinnati Dennis M. Schnurr released a statement Wednesday expressing hope that Catholics under his jurisdiction will participate in the pope’s day of fasting and prayer for peace concerning the conflict in Syria.

By Francis X. Rocca Catholic News Service  VATICAN CITY — On the evening of Sept. 7, days before U.S. lawmakers vote on President Barack Obama’s proposal for a military attack on Syria, Pope Francis will lead thousands in St. Peter’s Square in a prayer vigil for peace. “We will gather

Fr. Barry Windholtz, pastor
September 2013 By Steve Trosley  The Catholic Telegraph  The Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains is an “historic, majestic, architectural masterpiece of a worship space,” according Father Barry Windholtz, pastor. While it is the home of the cathedra, the archbishop’s chair, it needs the one thing every other church in

Father Joseph Bruemmer, left, and internationally known singer Tacji Cameron. (CT PHOTO/Patricia McGeever)
September 2013 By Patricia McGeever For The Catholic Telegraph  Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center in Norwood is a place that continues to evolve. Once a seminary, the campus is now a place for retreats, education and prayer for the public as well as clergy. Formerly Mount St. Mary’s

Staff Report The September issue of The Catholic Telegraph should be hitting mailboxes Thursday, August 29. Here are some of the highlights of the September issue: — Father Barry Windholtz, pastor of The Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains, wants to build a parish community at the historic church that

Green Bay Auxiliary Bishop Robert Morneau delivers his homily during an outdoor "Mass on the Grass" at the Richard Mauthe Center on the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay campus Sept. 11. The evening service was the Newman Center's fall welcome event, inviting students to worship together and to learn about Catholic campus ministry. (CNS photo/Sam Lucero, The Compass) (Sept. 12, 2011)
By Laura Dodson Catholic News Service  MELBOURNE, Fla. (CNS) — As students arrive on campuses around the country this fall to embark on their college career, many also will experience adult independence for the first time.

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — To emphasis that the sacrament of baptism formally brings a person into the church of God and not just into a local Christian community, the Vatican has ordered a slight change of wording in the baptismal rite.

Kreso Mikulic,
  By Steve Trosley The Catholic Telegraph  What do devotion to the Blessed Mother, the fuel pump in the B-1 bomber, and a popular Colerain Township winery have in common? The answer is Kreso Mikulic, age 79, native of the Medjugorje region of Bosnia, patent holder of the B-1 fuel