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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Cincinnati Mayor declares Feb. 5 Tom Otten Day

Though Feb. 5, 2016 passed in much of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati as simply the final day of Catholic Schools Week, at Elder High School and throughout the City of Cincinnati, it was officially Tom...

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Pope-patriarch meeting historic, observers say, but substance is key

IMAGE: CNS photo/Maxim Shemetov, Reuters By Mark Pattison WASHINGTON (CNS) — The planned Feb. 12 meeting in Cuba between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church will be ...

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Don’t judge sinners who want to repent, help them come home, pope says

IMAGE: CNS photo/L’Osservatore Romano By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) — On the eve of sending off “missionaries of mercy” to all corners of the globe, Pope Francis told his s...

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Woman to lead theological-pastoral aspect of Vatican communications

By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The director of the new theological-pastoral department of the Vatican Secretariat for Communications is Natasa Govekar, a theologian who specializes in the ...

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Forgive like Jesus, not accuse like the devil, pope tells Capuchins

By Junno Arocho Esteves VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Confessors have two choices: to be like Jesus who readily forgave sins or like the devil who always condemns, Pope Francis said. “You can eithe...

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February 11, 2016 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Francis of Assisi Church, 6245 Wilmington Pike, Centerville, OH United States

CATHOLIC-SPONSORED DIVORCECARE 13 weeks, held on Thursday evenings, 7-9 pm from January 14 to April 14 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 6245 Wilmington Pike, Centerville, OH. Cost: is $25 per...

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Justice and Peace

February 11, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pilarczyk Center, 1436 Needmore Road, Dayton, OH 45414 United States

This five week course will develop an awareness of the centrality of justice, provide a basic understanding of the Gospels’ commandment of love and provide some basic values and principles of the Ki...

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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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