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|Archbishop Michel Sabbah, the retired Latin-rite Patriarch of Jerusalem, was among the Palestinian Christian demonstrators arrested by Israeli police on August 30 in a protest against the ...||7 hours 54 min|
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|The March for Life has won a permanent injunction barring enforcement of the "Obamacare" contraceptive mandate. A federal court rules on August 31 that the March for Life, the group ...||9 hours 44 min|
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|The Church of England's lead bishop for the environment has called upon Anglicans to join Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in praying for the care of creation on September ...||20 hours 8 min|
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|Three days after 71 migrants were found dead in a truck in Austria, Pope Francis lamented their deaths following his August 30 Angelus address. "In recent days, many migrants have lost ...||21 hours 1 min|
|A century to the day after he was beaten and beheaded after refusing to convert to Islam, Bishop Flavianus Michael Malke (Melki) was beatified as a martyr on August 29 at the Patriarchal ...||21 hours 9 min|
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Back in March The Catholic Telegraph reported on WLRU, a radio station run by St. Mary Catholic Church in Hillsboro. At the time, the station could only be heard via radio dial at 106.9 FM and only at a limited range with its 100 watt tower. Now the station can be heard worldwide through online streaming at SaintMaryHillsboro.org.
Officially the St. Mary Catholic Broadcasting System, Father Mike Paraniuk, pastor of St. Mary, said WLRU has been reaching an area around Highland, Ross, Clinton, Fayette, Brown and even Adams County.
Utilizing Boston-based CatholicTV for some programming and a Gospel music affiliate for others, Father Paraniuk said the station has grown its local programming material
A local rosary is broadcast on Mondays and Sundays, as is Sunday’s 10 a.m. Mass. Thursday night includes a rosary, benediction and Mass, but the programming isn’t all liturgical.
Father Paraniuk hosts The Church Among Us on Monday morning from 10:30-11:30 p.m. The show is a program where he interviews local Protestant ministers to build bridges between faith communities. Following that is a local news show called the Abernathy Report and then a music review show.
There’s even a Puppy-Kitty report, a show which hopes to help pets get adopted from the Hiland County Animal Shelter and of course there’s Father Paraniuk’s Saturday Night Polka Party show from 7-9 p.m. on Saturdays.
“WLRU is growing up,” Father Paraniuk said. “It’s been like we were learning how to walk, now we’re starting to run.”
To learn more about WLRU, see The Catholic Telegraph’s original report HERE.
Listen live to WLRU now HERE.
Posted August 31, 2015
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By Cindy Wooden
VATICAN CITY — “Do something to put a stop to the violence and oppression,” Pope Francis asked the international community after calling attention once again to the fate of persecuted Christians, especially in the Middle East.
After reciting the Angelus Aug. 30, Pope Francis told thousands of people in St. Peter’s Square that, the previous evening in Lebanon, martyred Syriac Bishop Flavien-Michel Malke was beatified.
“In the context of a tremendous persecution of Christians, he was an untiring defender of the rights of his people, exhorting all of them to remain firm in their faith,” the pope said.
“Today as well, in the Middle East and other parts of the world, Christians are persecuted,” the pope said. “May the beatification of this bishop and martyr fill them with consolation, courage and hope.”
Departing from his prepared text, Pope Francis told people in the square, “There are more martyrs (today) than there were in the first centuries” of Christianity.
He prayed that the beatification would “also be a stimulus for legislators and those who govern so that religious freedom would be guaranteed everywhere. And I ask the international community to do something to put a stop to the violence and oppression.”
The beatification liturgy for Bishop Malke was celebrated in Harissa, Lebanon, Aug. 29, the 100th anniversary of his death. Syriac Catholic Patriarch Ignace Youssif III Younan presided at the liturgy; Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes was present.
As the Ottoman Empire crumbled in the early 1900s, there were waves of violence and persecution against Christian minorities, especially the Armenians and Syrians. Bishop Malke was the Syriac Catholic bishop of Gazireh, which today is the city of Cizre, Turkey. Although advised to flee, the bishop stayed with his people and was arrested.
Cardinal Amato said the bishop was told that if he converted to Islam, his life would be spared, but he refused and was beheaded.
According to the Vatican, the bishop was born in 1858 in Qal’at Mara in what is now southeastern Turkey. Although his family was Orthodox, he became a Syriac Catholic and joined the Fraternity of St. Ephrem. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1883 and named bishop of Gazireh in 1913.
Posted August 31, 2015
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|Washington D.C., Aug 31, 2015 / 10:19 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Most Americans have a favorable view of Pope Francis and think he has a message for all the country's citizens, but most also know little about him and aren't sure news reports about him are accurate, a new survey reports.||14 hours 35 min|
|Vatican City, Aug 31, 2015 / 06:00 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- On Monday, Pope Francis urged Catholic legislators to be protectors of human life, calling them to "be strong" against a throw-away culture marked by Christian persecution, and the rejection of the unborn and migrants.||18 hours 54 min|
|Washington D.C., Aug 31, 2015 / 04:20 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- While Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger is sometimes hailed as a champion of women's rights, she was no savior to minorities and those with disabilities, said speakers at a recent rally in Washington, D.C.||20 hours 34 min|
|Vatican City, Aug 30, 2015 / 11:37 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The World Meeting of Families event next month in Philadelphia aims to lead families to know their importance as a gift from God and to help them open their hearts to Jesus Christ, a priest involved in the event has said.||1 day 13 hours|
|Vatican City, Aug 30, 2015 / 08:03 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In his Sunday Angelus address Pope Francis said that merely obeying the rules isn't enough to make us holy, but that if we truly want to serve God our conversion has to be deeper, changing the heart.||1 day 16 hours|
|Philadelphia, Pa., Aug 30, 2015 / 07:08 am (EWTN News/CNA).- What do practicing Catholics believe? A new U.S. survey has answered this question by breaking down the similarities and differences these Catholics have with non-practicing Catholics and with Americans as a whole.||1 day 17 hours|
|Vatican City, Aug 30, 2015 / 05:51 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In his Sunday Angelus address Pope Francis lamented the death of 71 migrants mostly from war-torn Syria whose bodies were found in an abandoned truck on an Austrian highway. He offered prayers for the victims.||1 day 19 hours|
Vatican City, Aug 29, 2015 / 11:48 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Initial autopsy findings indicate that disgraced former apostolic nuncio Jozef Wesolowski died of natural causes from a "cardiac event," the Vatican announced Saturday.
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We are rebuilding our popular 5K Race Page. The following are the 5K races with Catholic themes, charities, or sponsors that we know of for September… if your race is missing, send the name, date, and details to TheCatholicBeat@Gmail.com.
Sept. 5th, Defeat Hunger 5K Obstacle Run
At Summit Park in Blue Ash; benefits the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s Food for All Challenge to collect 1 million food items and the Society of St. Vincent dePaul.
For our 5K Page, click here.
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Maggie Hayes enjoyed SpaceTrek camp at Morehead State University so much this summer that she earned an internship at Morehead next year. The junior at Badin High School (Hamilton, OH) junior hopes to be a space science engineer.
Photo courtesy Badin High School.
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The following is an excerpt of a story that ran on the website of WHIO on Aug. 18 as “CJ to Build Roger Glass Stadium.”
Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School tonight announced the development of the Roger Glass Stadium, Home of the Chaminade Julienne Eagles.
The downtown Dayton multipurpose competition venue will be located at the corner of Longworth and Eaker streets and is poised to serve the Greater Dayton region. Immediate stadium seating stands at 2,150 with two ticket booth gateways to accommodate capacity crowds, and a 99,600-square-foot field large enough to host professional soccer games in addition to football and lacrosse competitions.
“As a Catholic school sponsored by the Marianists and Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, our primary objective for this facility was to invest in a place that would expand growth and leadership opportunities for young people from every corner of the region,” stated Dan Meixner, CJ president. “Ever since we developed what is now Blue Green Field in 2008, many of our community members have imagined a stadium in its place. Because of tremendous support, it is exciting to now make that dream a reality. This is something special.”
Roger Glass, ’60 attended Chaminade High School from 1956-60, played trumpet in the marching band and was a four-year member of the speech and debate club. After graduation, he earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Dayton. He began his career as a teacher in Catholic elementary schools, then joined the family business, Marion’s Piazza, founded by his father Marion in 1965. Glass continues to own and operate Marion’s, which now has nine area locations, recognized by national trade publications, and regularly voted as a hometown favorite in local publications and surveys.
The announcement comes on the heels of another, $2.5 million project. Last week, students got the first glimpse of renovations in the school’s oldest building, including modernized classrooms and hallways, new mechanical and lighting systems, enhanced performing arts rehearsal spaces and a reconfigured cafeteria.
That project was part of the school’s LIFT- Leading in Faith Today campaign. The $20 million initiative also produced the CJ STEMM Center, a remodeled gym and Eagle Tennis Center – the school’s first outdoor competition venue.
A rendering by MSA Architects of Cincinnati shows a new multi-sport stadium, part of a complex set to open in 2016. Chaminade Julienne’s first-ever stadium, the compllex will “change the south-western edge of greater downtown Dayton,” according to the Marianist school.
Rendering by MSA Sport (part of MSA Architects), Cincinnati. For more renderings, click here.
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The situation of Christianity in its third century was quite different from the second. The old paganism was in decline, not just because of the spread of Christian faith but because of other shifts in Greco-Roman culture.
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