Rosy Spraker was only a half-mile from the finish line of her seventh Boston Marathon when the bombs went off. She received her medal later in the mail at her Lorton, Va., home. But she couldn't bring herself to...Full Story >
Rosy Spraker was only a half-mile from the finish line of her seventh Boston Marathon when the bombs went off. She received her medal later in the mail at her Lorton, Va., home. But she couldn't bring herself to wear it...Full Story >
Police in the southern Russian region of Dagestan say a female suicide bomber has injured at least 11 police officers and civilians.Full Story >
A female suicide bomber blew herself up in the southern Russian region of Dagestan on Saturday, injuring at least 18, including two children and five police officers, authorities said. The attacker was later identified as a...Full Story >
Gay rights campaigners and their opponents clashed at an unsanctioned rally in Moscow but a heavy police presence in Ukraine kept the two sides apart at a demonstration which went ahead despite a court order.Full Story >
Gay-rights campaigners and their opponents clashed at an unsanctioned rally in the Russian capital on Saturday, but a heavy police presence in Ukraine kept the two sides apart at that country's first-ever gay pride march.Full Story >
The Diaguita Indians live in the foothills of the Andes, just downstream from the world's highest gold mine, where for as long as anyone can remember they've drunk straight from the glacier-fed river that...Full Story >
The Diaguita Indians live in the foothills of the Andes, just downstream from the world's highest gold mine, where for as long as anyone can remember they've drunk straight from the glacier-fed river that irrigates...Full Story >
Cincinnati Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr had this reaction to
the resignation of the Holy Father:
"In announcing his resignation, Pope Benedict XVI has
acted humbly and unselfishly for the good of the Church. That same spirit has
characterized his entire life of service.
"I will always remember Pope Benedict as he
described himself on the day of his election as pope in 2005 – ‘a simple,
humble laborer in the vineyard of the Lord.' When I was in Rome during the
period that he was a prominent cardinal, I frequently would see him in St.
Peter's Square, mingling with the crowds in the simple black cassock of a
priest. Often he was asked by groups of tourists, undoubtedly assuming that he
was one of the local priests, to take their picture. This he would do willingly
and with a generous smile.
"In my several encounters with him I found this
brilliant theologian to be unfailingly kind, hospitable and welcoming.
Ultimately he was a very pastoral man who won the hearts of all Americans on
his pastoral visit to the United States in 2008. I will be forever grateful to
him for naming me Archbishop of Cincinnati.
"Along with the Church around the world I pray for his
health and happiness in retirement."
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati is the 38th
largest Catholic diocese in the country, with almost 500,000 Catholics, and has
the seventh largest network of Catholic schools in terms of enrollment.
This is a statement from Covington Bishop Roger J. Foys:
"This morning our Holy Father Benedict XVI, in his own
words, communicated "a decision of great importance for the life of the
Church." That decision is that as of February 28, 2013 Pope Benedict
XVI will "renounce the ministry of Bishop of Rome, Successor of St.
"The Holy Father gives as his reason for this decision
that his "strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an
adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry." His reason is clear and
forthright and speaks of a great integrity on his part and should be taken and
understood as presented.
"Pope Benedict has been a faithful son of the Church
and has labored long and hard in the vineyard of the Lord. He has met
challenges and criticism with firm faith in the Lord. In his statement
the Holy Father acknowledges that he is "well aware that this ministry,
due to its essential spiritual nature, must be carried out not only with words
and deeds, but no less with prayer and suffering." He has borne that
suffering in an exemplary way in these difficult times in which we live when
almost everything is questioned and even absolute truth, even the immutable
truths of our Faith, is called into doubt and moral relativism is the order of
"Although his pontificate is not a long one in terms of
years it is without a doubt a productive one. His pastoral visits, his
Apostolic Letters, the books he authored, his declaration of the Year of Faith
– all these and more have had a profound effect on the life of the
Church. I will always remember fondly my own meetings with the Holy
Father on the various occasions of my visits to the Vatican and especially
during my ad limina visit last year at this time. Our Holy Father always
received me kindly and always promised prayers for us in Covington while at the
same time asking for our prayers for him.
"We pray that the Holy Father may have the peace that
comes from being faithful to the Lord, His Word and His Church and thank him
for the example he has been to us all."
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following
statement regarding the decision announced today by Pope Benedict XVI:
"The prayers and gratitude of American Catholics are
with Pope Benedict XVI today. The Holy Father's decision displays
extraordinary humility and love for the Church, two things that have been the
hallmarks of his service. Americans were inspired by his visit to the
United States in 2008, and by his quiet, steady leadership of the Church in
uncertain times. People of all nations have been blessed by the
sacrifices he has made to sow the seeds of hope, justice, and compassion
throughout the world in the name of Our Lord and Savior."
Friday, May 24 2013 10:11 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:11:14 GMT
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m. TheFull Story >
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:17:47 GMT
Heads are starting to roll at the IRS. A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leaveFull Story >
A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leave Thursday. We have learned more about Lois Lerner's connections to Cindy Thomas, the highest ranking Cincinnati employee in this IRS division.Full Story >
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."Full Story >
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 6:19 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:19:48 GMT
Last week, Acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller said "two rouge IRS employees" were responsible for targeting conservative groups in 2012, something the IRS admitted to. However, the Exempt OrganizationFull Story >
The IRS worker says an Exempt Organization Specialist's job is to ask questions to those applying for 501(c)4 status, but there was never any intent to target conservative groups. The worker says this is not the conspiracy some are making it up to be.Full Story >
The Village of Morrow: 2013 Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 27, 2013 Participants must line up at 10 a.m. at the former Morrow Elementary School located on Pike St., the parade is to start at 11 a.m. ContactFull Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 1:23 PM EDT2013-05-22 17:23:38 GMT
A Charlotte mother is teaching her young son a lesson, by having him arrested, after he stole her Pop-Tarts, according to a police report. According to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police report, officersFull Story >
A Charlotte mother is teaching her young son a lesson, by having him arrested, after he stole her Pop-Tarts, according to a police report.Full Story >
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