Youth Ministry announces ‘Know Mercy’ video contest

The deadline for submission of entries in a Year of Mercy video contest for sixth, seventh and eighth grade youth in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati will be April 1, according to Sean Reynolds, Director...

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Local Catholic football program participates in Stations of the Cross workout

SportsLeader, a virtue-based program for coaches based in Louisville, Ky., has come up with a Lenten challenge for high school athletic programs and at least one local school has accepted that challe...

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Refresher on the rules of fast and abstinence during Lent

Staff Report As the first Ash Wednesday Masses let out, thousands of Catholics in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati will leave church with a visible witness to the faith on their heads. Though one of the ...

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Number joining the church at Easter increases for first time since 2013

This year 880 adults and children will enter the Roman Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, beginning Sunday Feb. 14 with the Rite of Election and the Call to Continuing Conversion. For t...

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Talk to new bishops does not change guidelines on abuse, Vatican says

By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A talk given to new bishops during a Vatican-sponsored course does not represent new guidelines on the church’s response to abuse against minors by reli...

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Mexican pilgrims hope papal visit will bring much-needed change

By Junno Arocho Esteves MEXICO CITY (CNS) — With anticipation growing in the streets of Mexico City for Pope Francis’ visit, a group of local pilgrims found time to thank their “moth...

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Cookies, sombrero and a shoe shine: Even reporters give pope gifts

IMAGE: CNS/Paul Haring By Cindy Wooden ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT TO HAVANA (CNS) — Making his 12th trip abroad, Pope Francis was accustomed to collecting interview requests, notes and gifts from t...

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Mexican prison riot leaves 52 dead on day before pope arrives

IMAGE: CNS photo/Miguel Sierra, EPA By David Agren MEXICO CITY (CNS) — A prison riot in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey has claimed 52 lives, offering another example of the problems plag...

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Events

Lex Orandi Lex Credendi Lex Vivendi

February 15, 2016 7:00 am - 8:45 pm
St. Michael, Mt. Orab, 220 S. High Street, Mt. Orab, OH 45118

February 15, 22, and March 7, 14: Through prayer, music, and reflection Fr. Larry Tensi and Karen Kane will engage participants in a deeper experience and understanding of the Mass through a four even...

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Jesus

February 15, 2016 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Augustine/St. Joseph Parish Meeting Center, Corner of Fifth & Lincoln Sts., Minster, 45865

PRESENTER:  Deacon Hal Belcher Pre-registration requested at least one week prior to the start of the course/workshop. The Office of Evangelization and Catechesis reserves the right to cancel a cour...

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CATHOLIC DIVORCE SURVIVAL GUIDE

February 15, 2016 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Christopher Church, 435 E. National Road, Vandalia, OH 45377 United States

12 weeks, held on Monday evenings, 7-8:30 pm from January 11 to March 28 in the “Candle Room” of St. Christopher’s Church in Vandalia. Cost: is $25 per person. Register online at: https://secure...

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