Albino children, orphans find a home in Tanzanian sanctuary

Albino children, orphans find a home in Tanzanian sanctuary

After working from Toledo for nearly five years, the Don and Gisela Stiles returned to Tabora last August to take…

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Vatican updates papal itinerary for Cuba, Mexico visit

Vatican updates papal itinerary for Cuba, Mexico visit

Pope Francis is scheduled to have more than two hours alone with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow in Cuba…

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New Washington St. Bernard students learn much more than how to make safer bus seats

New Washington St. Bernard students learn much more than how to make safer bus seats

For two months, 11 fifth-, sixth- and seventh-graders at New Washington St. Bernard wrestled with a question presented to them…

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Vocations crisis needs prayer, not despair or lax admissions, pope says

Vocations crisis needs prayer, not despair or lax admissions, pope says

Respond to the crisis of vocations with intensified prayer, not despair or a lax admissions process, Pope Francis told women…

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Movie shows Coast Guard in ’The Finest Hours’

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Albino children, orphans find a home in Tanzanian sanctuary
LAURIE STEVENS BERTKE, Special to the Chronicle
Wednesday, 10 February 2016
TANZANIA—Fleeing the threat of mutilation, rape or even death, the children arrive at the Institute of Hope sanctuary from the outlying villages accompanied by frightened parents or guardians seeking their protection. The lives of these children are in danger merely because they were born wit...
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Wednesday, 10 February 2016
TOLEDO—Students at Toledo St. Joan of Arc learned what it takes to feed the hungry as they packed 225 lunches for Helping Hands of St. Louis. Each student brought an item to help create the lunches: lunch bags, apples, bread, cheese, sliced me...
CAROL GLATZ, Catholic News Service
Wednesday, 10 February 2016
VATICAN CITY (CNS)—Pope Francis named Msgr. Peter B. Wells, a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, as the next papal nuncio to South Africa and Botswana. The longtime deputy chief of staff at the Vatican's Secretariat of State will be ordained archbisho...
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Tuesday, 09 February 2016
TOLEDO—Beginning in fall of 2016 Mercy College of Ohio is offering a Nursing Direct Admission Program for high school seniors and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is to have two starts: summer and fall semesters. High school seniors ...
TOM KONECNY, Special to the Chronicle
Tuesday, 09 February 2016
ASSUMPTION—The oldest Catholic credit union in the Diocese closed its doors Dec. 13, and along with it ends the 53-year tenure of its treasurer, Patsy Dowling. Mrs. Dowling began serving the St. Mary’s Credit Union in 1962 and never left...

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Little Kids Rock at Huron St. Peter

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VIDEO: Huron St. Peter students are the first Catholic elementary students in the country to participate in Little Kids Rock, an after school program that teaches more than music.