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May 9, 2012 By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON – The proposed funding cuts in programs that meet the needs of poor and vulnerable people being weighed in the House of Representatives fail a “basic moral test,” said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development. …

A Mass of Christian Burial for Thomas Rains, a veteran social studies teacher at Badin High School, was celebrated April 18 at St. Peter in Chains Parish in Hamilton.

April 2, 2012 By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) – The Vatican spokesman praised Cuba’s decision to accept Pope Benedict XVI’s request to make Good Friday a national holiday this year.  

March 30, 2012 By Wallice J. de la Vega, Catholic News Service SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Cuba (CNS) – In this Caribbean nation of 11.3 million, one of the greatest challenges to Catholic evangelization comes from Cubans who practice traditional African religions.  

By Eileen Connelly, OSU SPRINGFIELD — Ask Sherry Harkless what she has learned about her relationship with God during the RCIA process and her response is one that reflects both joy and faith.

By Eileen Connelly, OSU For Clyde Richard, the seed of faith was planted long ago and has grown in God’s time.

By Eileen Connelly, OSU Kim and Duane Titus were each raised to believe in God, but that was the extent of their faith life. The high school sweethearts, who both grew up in Blanchester, wanted more for their children — Madison, 13, Braedon, 11, and Carson, 6.

March 28, 2012 By Tom Tracy, Catholic News Service SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Cuba (CNS) – Last summer, before the press reported that Pope Benedict XVI was considering a visit to Cuba, Nancy Hilburn’s Cuban-American friends introduced her to Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre.  

March 28, 2012 By Wallice J. de la Vega, Catholic News Service EL COBRE, Cuba (CNS) – At first sight, it looked like a sleepy town without much to offer the people who just seemed to be counting the passing seconds.  

March 28, 2012 By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service HAVANA (CNS) – Pope Benedict XVI spent more than 40 minutes meeting privately with Cuban President Raul Castro and asked the Cuban leader for further freedoms for the Catholic Church in Cuba and attention to certain “humanitarian” situations.