Friday, October 19, 2018
Compassion is a key virtue, Bishop Perez tells medical professionals
“Go back and think about what it is that made you want to be a healer,” Bishop Nelson Perez said to members of the Catholic Medical Association who gathered the evening of Oct 17 at the Center for Pastoral Leadership for their annual White Mass and dinner. Father Mark Latcovich, president-rector of Borromeo and Saint Mary Seminaries was concelebrant.

“Pope Francis said the essence of your profession is compassion,” he told about 50 doctors and nurses in attendance. The diocesan White Mass traditionally takes place near the . . .

Special liturgy, reception celebrate St. Oscar Romero canonization
“As a pastor I am obliged by divine mandate, to give my life for those whom I love, and they are the Salvadorans, even for those who would assassinate me,” St. Oscar Romero told a journalist.

“If they kill me I will rise again in the Salvadoran people,” he said.

The words of then-Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero proved prophetic. He shared these thoughts with a journalist in March 1980, shortly before he was shot and killed while . . .

Ohio Catholic Bishops offer guidance and reflection to voters
Each year the Catholic Conference of Ohio, the official representative body of the Catholic Church in public matters affecting the Church and the general welfare of the citizen of Ohio, provides Election Day guidance for voters. As Election Day approaches, guidelines and reflections from the Ohio Catholic Bishops have been provided for choosing elective offices and statewide Issue 1.

In the Catholic tradition, responsible citizenship is a virtue, and participation in political life is a moral obligation. The responsibility to make political choices rests with each person and . . .

Beaumont students, staff welcome bishop to campus
During his first visit to Beaumont School in Cleveland Heights, Bishop Nelson Perez told the students, faculty, and staff “I love your tagline: ‘Where young women learn to change the world.’ The world is a big place, but you can change it one person at a time.”

The bishop told those gathered for Mass on Oct. 15 in the school gymnasium that at the liturgy they were celebrating one person who did change the world in our lifetime – someone with a courageous and generous heart — newly canonized St. Oscar Romero of El Salvador, . . .

St. Barnabas principal reflects on mission trip to El Salvador, student support for Salvadorans
Throughout the month of October, Catholics worldwide will join in liturgies, educational workshops and prayer in honor of the Oct. 14 canonization of St. Oscar Romero. The fourth bishop of San Salvador, Archbishop Romero opposed social injustice and worked to serve the poor.

St. Barnabas School principal Erin Faetanini, who made a mission trip to El Salvador last summer, shares experience below. She reflects on her visit to the tomb of St. Oscar Romero and how the . . .

Catholic Schools for Peace and Justice rally for life
Hundreds of students representing Catholic high schools from across the Diocese of Cleveland converged at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist on Oct. 11 for the annual Catholic Schools for Peace and Justice Respect Life Liturgy. Jesuit Father Dan Reim of the St. Ignatius High School campus ministry team was the celebrant.

After Mass, the students rallied for life in a march from the cathedral to Public Square, where they gave witness publicly and encouraged the protection of all life.

And finally...

Did you know The Marian Consort will perform music for the Queen of Heaven at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 19 at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist? The concert is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. Free and secure parking will be available in the surface lot or in the Cathedral Plaza Garage on Rockwell Avenue.

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