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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Comboni Missionary becomes chaplain moderator for Hispanic community

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Hispanic community has a newly appointed chaplain moderator in the person of Father Rodolfo Coaquira Hilaje, a Peruvian Comboni Missionary. He was ordained in 1992 in hi...

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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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Pope pushes ‘door of mercy’ wider, sends missionaries to local parishes

IMAGE: CNS/Carol Glatz By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) — After opening holy doors in Rome to begin the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has now pushed those passageways even wider by sending forth ...

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Pope to priests: Year of Mercy means unpaid overtime, but God gives joy

By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis told Rome’s priests that offering God’s mercy during the jubilee year will mean lots of unpaid overtime. “I think this year the...

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New initiatives aim to help Catholics enrich prayer, giving during Lent

By WASHINGTON (CNS) — What do a new social media campaign, a new fundraiser and new features for a popular app have in common? Launched by different Catholic organizations for Lent, the three ef...

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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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