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Final resting place: Vatican releases instruction on burial, cremation


VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Professing belief in the resurrection of the dead and affirming that the human body is an essential part of a person’s identity, the Catholic Church insists that the bodies of the deceased be treated with respect and laid to rest in a consecrated place. While the Catholic Church continues to prefer […]

Bishop Richard Lennon ordains eight new deacons on the path to priesthood


Eight men were ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacon on Oct. 22 at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in downtown Cleveland (video available at the end of the story). Seven were ordained for service in the Diocese of Cleveland and one for service in the Archdiocese of Daegu, South Korea. The newly […]

Clergy Assignment Changes – Oct. 15, 2016


Father Max G. Cole, parochial vicar, St. Mary Parish, Berea, was appointed chaplain of St. Mary of the Falls Knights of Columbus Council 14416, effective immediately. This appointment is in addition to his appointment as parochial vicar of St. Mary Parish, Berea. Father Neil D. O’Connor, pastor, St. Columbkille Parish, Parma received permission to retire […]

High school students urged to be champions, ‘set the world on fire,’ at annual Respect Life Liturgy


Hundreds of students representing Catholic high schools from around the Diocese of Cleveland gathered for the annual Catholic Schools for Peace & Justice Respect Life Liturgy this morning at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. “This is our biggest turnout yet,” said Sister Kathleen Ryan, SND, director of the Diocesan Social Action Office. Father […]

Parma parish to host ‘Therese: The Story of a Soul’ at 7 p.m. on Oct. 26


“Therese: The Story of a Soul,” the live theatrical one-woman drama will be presented at 7 p.m. on Oct. 26 at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 5891 Ridge Road, Parma.  Admission is a free-will offering. The production is a face-to-face encounter with Saint Therese of Lisieux, a most beloved saint of modern times.  It is an […]

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