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By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In a special appeal against HIV and AIDS, Pope Benedict XVI called for special attention to those unable to afford life-saving drugs, especially pregnant and nursing women affected by the disease. The pope, speaking before World AIDS Day Dec. 1,

October 24, 2012 Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The world’s huge technological and scientific progress hasn’t always made people freer or happier, Pope Benedict XVI said.  

October 15, 2012 Catholic News Service ROME — As a reminder that the early popes were elected by the pastors of Rome, Pope Benedict XVI – like his predecessors – assigns each new cardinal to serve as honorary pastor of one of the city’s churches.  

October 12, 2012 Catholic News Service SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The Year of Faith officially kicked off Oct. 11, and now there’s an app for that!

October 5, 2012 Catholic News Service LORETO, Italy — During a visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Loreto, Pope Benedict XVI formally entrusted to Mary the world Synod of Bishops and the Year of Faith.  

October 3, 2012 Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — A 49-year-old Italian man protesting the economic policies of Italy and Europe scaled a fence on top of the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica Oct. 2 and remained there the next day as some 20,000 people listened to Pope Benedict XVI

ARCHDIOCESE — A new school year is just underway, but admissions personnel at the Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati are already looking ahead to the 2013–14 school year.  

Cincinnati Auxiliary Bishop Joseph R. Binzer was the principal celebrant at the eighth annual Blue Mass held Sept. 23 at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains.  

September 26, 2012 Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Over the past several months, the U.S. Catholic bishops and other religious leaders have urged Americans to defend religious liberty in the United States in the face of what they see as threats to that freedom.  

September 21, 2012 Communities of Catholic Sisters based in Ohio and Kentucky are calling on President Barack Obama and Congress to work together to enact comprehensive immigration reform and state legislators to refrain from passing laws that would restrict the human rights of immigrants.