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We all know that racism is a sin. It spreads hate and divides the human family. What we don’t always realize is that we are all a part of the problem. Racism isn’t a binary condition in which you either “are” or “are not” racist. We all have biases and

Chris Arnade. Courtesy photo.
by JD Flynn Denver Newsroom, Apr 20, 2020 / 06:05 pm MT (CNA).- Chris Arnade is the author and photographer of “Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America.” His book is a look at how many Americans – in rural and urban communities across the country- live. Chris got to

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by Jonah McKeown Denver, Colo., Apr 19, 2020 / 03:01 pm MT (CNA).- After receiving more than 1.6 million applications, a key part of the US government’s economic response to the coronavirus pandemic, known as the Paycheck Protection Program, ran out of money Thursday and will no longer be accepting

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced a new project that will expedite the process for certain former criminal offenders to apply to receive a pardon in Ohio. The Ohio Governor’s Expedited Pardon Project, which will operate in partnership among the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC),

75 years Sister Charlene Heidenreich Sister Charlene (M. Charles) Heidenreich grew up as a member of Holy Family and St. Mary parishes in Dayton and graduated from Precious Blood High School — the Congregation’s former school also known as Fatima Hall — in Dayton. She spent nearly four decades in

The Grand Bahama cruise ship stands ready Sept. 12, 2019, at the port in Palm Beach, Fla., awaiting its second Bahamas humanitarian cruise. It was set to sail Sept. 14 to deliver supplies and first responders to the Bahamas, before returning to Florida with more Hurricane Dorian evacuees. (CNS photo/Tom Tracy)
MIAMI (CNS) — A second Florida-to-Bahamas round-trip humanitarian cruise was set to sail the weekend of Sept. 14, weather-permitting, carrying supplies, transport specialty personnel, power generators and volunteers. The previous week, the Grand Bahama cruise ship arrived at its home port in West Palm Beach with some 1,100 Bahamian storm

Regardless of the political position one advocates, immigration and refugee policy is primarily a moral theological issue. Of course, policy deliberations necessarily involve a number of considerations, including economic, financial and political factors. But, like any moral issue, the primary source for our deliberation should be Catholic moral theology, not

My Dear Friends in Christ, The Catholic Church globally, including this Archdiocese locally, has consistently and outspokenly urged all nations to protect the lives and dignities of migrants and to establish orderly immigration systems. For too long now, the crisis of migrants having to flee dire poverty and appalling violence

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s Catholic Rural Life of St. Marys and Sidney Deaneries honored Catholic families who have farmed and nurtured the same land for 100 years or more. Recipients of these awards were honored at the 2019 Rural-Urban Mass on July 18. Bishop Joseph Binzer celebrated Mass. This year

October 2018 My Dear Friends in Christ, On November 18, the Church will once again celebrate a World Day of the Poor. In his message for the occasion, Pope Francis directs us to reflect upon what it means to “hear the cry of the poor” (cf. Ps 34). He exclaims: