Fortnight for Freedom Central: Daily reflections, prayers and actions

Each year since 2012 dioceses around the country have arrange special events to highlight the importance of defending religious freedom. The Fortnight for Freedom is from June 21—the vigil of the Fe...

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Flooding devastates West Virginia; Alderson House needs help

WHEELING, W.Va. — Bishop Michael J. Bransfield of Wheeling-Charleston asked for prayers for those affected by the devastating floods in West Virginia that have left 26 people dead, including a 4-yea...

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Supreme Court tie vote blocks temporary plan to stop deportations

IMAGE: CNS photo/Andrew Gombert, EPA By Carol Zimmermann WASHINGTON (CNS) — With a tie vote June 23, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the Obama administration’s plan to temporarily protect m...

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SVDP warehouse roof collapses in wake of storm [Video]

A warehouse owned by St. Vincent de Paul suffered a partial roof collapse in the wake of severe storms that rolled through Cincinnati early Thursday morning. See video and more photos below The build...

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For God and country: Priests navigate U.S. armed forces as chaplains

IMAGE: CNS illustration/Liz Agbey By Chaz Muth WASHINGTON (CNS) — At first glance, it’s difficult to distinguish Father Lukasz J. Willenberg as a Catholic priest as he gathers with U.S. Ar...

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English bishops condemn rise in xenophobic attacks after Brexit vote

IMAGE: CNS photo/Paul Hackett, Reuters By Simon Caldwell MANCHESTER, England (CNS) — Catholic bishops condemned a sharp rise in xenophobic and racist attacks following Britain’s vote to le...

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Retired Pope Benedict XVI says he ‘feels protected’ by Pope Francis

IMAGE: CNS photo/L’Osservatore Romano, handout By Junno Arocho Esteves VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In his first public address in almost a year, retired Pope Benedict XVI expressed his sincere gr...

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Suicide bombers hit predominantly Christian Lebanese village near border

IMAGE: REUTERS By Doreen Abi Raad BEIRUT (CNS) — Suicide bombers attacked a predominantly Christian village in northeast Lebanon twice in one day, and residents called on the government to suppo...

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Events

Rooted In The Vine

June 26, 2016 7:00 pm - 3:00 pm
SVDP Liz Carter Outreach Center, 1125 Bank Street, Cincinnati, OH 45214

Rooted in the Vine: a dynamic immersion experience for high school students that infuses Catholic social teaching with hands-on service to those in need in a prayerful way. Don’t miss this powerful...

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Jesus

June 29, 2016 9:00 am - 11:45 am
St. James the Greater, White Oak, 3565 Hubble Road, Cincinnati, 45247

This course deals with the person of Jesus Christ and our relationship with Him, both personally and through the Church.  It recognizes the New Testament as our source for Christological understandin...

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Introduction to Catechetical Ministry #3 Basic Liturgical Practices

June 29, 2016 12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
St. Veronica, 4473 Mt. Carmel-Tobasco Road, Cincinnati, OH 45244 United States

This workshop will present the primary meaning and movements of the Mass while assisting catechists, principals and parents in their ministry of preparing adults and children for active and informed p...

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