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					October 21, 2011
In This Issue

2 Seminarian Education Fund
                                                         MESSENGER                                                                 Serving the Diocese of Covington, Kentucky since 1926

  Collection                                             After months of planning, census resumes
3 Cemetery visitations
                                                                                                                                                             In a scene replicated across
3 St. Vincent de Paul Society                                                                                                                                two counties, members of
                                                                                                                                                             census teams representing
  Expands hours and services                                                                                                                                 St. Benedict Church in
                                                                                                                                                              Covington reported back to
6 Super’s Smart Page                                                                                                                                          the parish after completing
                                                                                                                                                              their home visits Oct. 16.
                                                                                                                                                              Sister Mary Joseph Ippolito
7 Fertility conference                                                                                                                                         (seated, left) and Sister Clare
  Welcomes Dr. Stegman                                                                                                                                         Marie Borchard (standing,
                                                                                                                                                               right), both Franciscan
                                                                                                                                                                Daughters of Mary, formed
8 Adult faith formation
                                                                                                                                                                one of 30 census visiting
  Upcoming classes                                                                                                                                              teams from the parish. They
                                                                                                                                                                delivered their data forms
12 Episcopal visit                                                                                                                                              to Clare Voll (seated, right),
                                                                                                                                                                 St. Benedict’s parish secre-
   St. Philip Parish, Melbourne                                                                                                                                  tary and census data coor-
                                                                                                                                                                 dinator. Joining them after
16 School open houses                                                                                                                                            completing her route was
                                                                                                                                                                  another parishioner, Janice
                                                                                                                                                                  Kennedy See page 17 for
21 Donut Wars                                                                                                                                                     more information about
                                                                                                                                                                  census visits conducted by
                                                                                                                                                                  St. Benedict and St.
                                                                                                                                                                   Anthony, Taylor Mill,

                                                                                                                                                                 Fitzgerald photo

                                                         Thomas More launches three-year degree program
                      Page 3                                                     Tim Fitzgerald
                                                                                     Editor                                  gram. Other students, Mr. Webster noted, are highly motivated
Bishop’s Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3            Thomas More College has launched a new three-year degree         and would seek — and benefit from — a program like TMC3.
Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4        program, called TMC3, an innovative program allowing quali-             “For Thomas More this program is extremely doable,” Mr.
                                                         fied students to save both time and money by completing a tra-       Webster said. The school’s small size will enable staff members
People and Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
                                                         ditional four-year bachelor’s degree in just three years.           to counsel students carefully, customize their course sequence
Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
                                                            The three-year degree is completed during the course of          and monitor their individual progress. “A small Catholic col-
Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21        eight semesters, according to college officials. Annual tuition      lege has a distinct advantage.”
Shopper’s Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22          and fees for the three-year program are $15,000. While TMC3             He also noted that students who opt not continue in the com-
News Briefs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22      compresses the time frame for attaining                                                      pressed track have the option of moving
                                                         a degree by an entire year, the classes                                                      to the normal four-year track at any
                                                         themselves are not accelerated. The                                                          time during the program.
                                                         structure of TMC3 is year-round, with                                                           His research confirms that a few
                                                         students taking 18 hours in the fall and                                                     other colleges nationwide offer similar
                                                         spring semesters and 12 hours in two                                                         three-year programs, but such an offer-
                                                         summer terms.                                                                                ing is unique in Thomas More’s three-
                                                            To be considered for the program, stu-                                                    state region.
                                                         dents must have a 3.0 G.P.A. (grade point                                                       Brad Bielski, Vice President for
                                                         average) in their high school course-                                                        Academic Affairs and TMC Dean, said
                                                         work and a 26 ACT composite score or 1190 SAT score. (Nursing       the college developed this program “to be sensitive to today’s
                                                         and education majors are not eligible for the three-year degree     students’ finances and time constraints, while preserving the
                                                         due to the time requirements of clinicals and student teach-        academic integrity and rigor that has always been hallmark at
                                                         ing.) The program is well suited for students who have earned       TMC. The coursework still reflects a strong emphasis on liberal
                                                         Advanced Placement or dual credit in high school. Although          arts. It’s an ideal program for students who want to gain entry
                                                         the credit will not reduce the required number of semesters, it     into medical or law school a year earlier or for motivated stu-
                                                         can reduce a student’s course load.                                 dents who want a head start in the workplace.”
                                                            Thomas More plans to enroll its first students in TMC3 in             For President Margaret Stallmeyer, a Sister of Divine
                                                         the fall of 2012. Guidance counselors in regional public and pri-   Providence, the college’s development of the program fits into
                                                         vate high schools will soon receive detailed information.           its tradition and history of “brainstorming and looking at the
                                                            The college’s administration wanted to respond to students       environment and saying, how can we respond,” such as going
                                                         and families impacted by tightened economic conditions and          co-ed in the 1940s and introducing the evening adult accelerat-
                                                         education costs, said TMC Vice President for Student Services       ed program in the ‘90s (the TAP program). “It’s part of who we
                                                         Matthew Webster. Earning a bachelor’s degree in three years         are, and for some students it will help them. … TMC3 is not a
                                                         would enable qualified students to enter graduate school or the      panacea, but it will meet the needs of some of our students,”
                                                         work force sooner, without forgoing the traditional experience      President Stallmeyer said. “We also made sure that it would be
                                                         on a Catholic college campus. The fixed cost of $15,000 per year     the same program as a four-year student would get, the same
                                                         would also create a measure of stability for family finances.        kind of education in a Catholic liberal arts tradition.”
                                                            Research conducted by TMC officials shows that students               For more information about the three-year degree program,
                                                         with a bachelor’s degree have increased employment opportu-         visit or contact the admissions office at
                                                         nities, and this factor might attract some to an accelerated pro- or (859) 344-3332.
2 October 21, 2011                                                                                                                                Messenger

                                                                       Ways to support the 27
                                                                       seminarians for the diocese
                                                                                    Laura Keener                    mendations for the menu and have helped
                                                                                    Assistant Editor                direct this office’s efforts in putting
                                                                          “The Seminary Ball and the                together a really nice special event bene-
                                                                       Seminarian Education Collection are          fiting the Seminarian Education Fund.”
                                                                       critical for the diocese as far as being        The Seminary Ball is having its
                                                                       able to raise the charitable dollars to      homecoming this year. From the early
                                                                       assist in preparing our young men in         1950s until 1982 the Seminary Ball had
                                                                       their life’s calling,” said Michael          always been held at Summit Hills
                                                                       Murray  .                                                   Country Club and returns
                                                                          The Messenger sat down                                   this year to its historical
                                                                       Oct. 14 with Mr. Murray     ,                               home. And while the origi-
                                                                       diocesan director for the                                   nal Seminary Ball was a
                                                                       Office of Stewardship and                                    premier black-tie event
                                                                       Missions, and his staff,                                    back in the day, today it is
                                                                       Joan        Lecoy,      Pam                                 a “nice event, but not for-
                                                                       Ruschman and Kathy                                          mal,” according to Mr.
                                                                       Selby to get an update on                                            .
                                                                                                                                   Murray Kit Andrews has
                                                                       the    preparations      and                                agreed to be the Matron of
                                                                       importance of the two                                       Ceremonies,       and    the
                                                                       upcoming fundraisers —                                      Sound        Body       Jazz
                                                                       the Seminary Ball (Oct. 28)                                 Orchestra will provide
                                                                       and      the    Seminarian                                  music for the masquerade-
                                                                       Education Collection (the                                   themed event. Sound Body
                                                                       weekend of Oct. 29/30).                                     Jazz Orchestra is a group
                                                                       Both support the education and formation     of musicians who are also alumni of
                                                                       of the diocese’s seminarians.                Roger Bacon High School, Cincinnati.
                                                                          Over the last several years the dio-      According to Mr. Murray, as part of the
                                                                       cese has experienced a dramatic              orchestra’s mission and ministry, a por-
                                                                       increase in the number                                           tion of their proceeds
                                                                       of men studying for the                                          is donated back to
                                                                       priesthood. Last year                                            their alma mater for
                                                                       there were 19 seminari-                                          music scholarships.
                                                                       ans and the year before                                          They have also offered
                                                                       that 16. This fall 27 sem-                                       to play the Seminary
                                                                       inarians have heard                                              Ball at a discounted
                                                                       and answered the call                                            rate.
                                                                       to discern a priestly                                               “We are thrilled to
                                                                       vocation. They are                                               have quality music at a
                                                                       studying at North                                                wonderful price. It’s
                                                                       American College, Rome; the Pontifical        their way of supporting our efforts in
                                                                       College Josephinum, Columbus, Ohio;          promoting vocations in the community,”
                                                                       and St. Vincent Seminary, Latrobe,           Mr. Murray said.
                                                                       Pennsylvania. On average it costs               Craig Lipscomb and his art students
                                                                       $38,000 per year, per seminarian. That’s     from Holy Cross District High School
                                                                       over $1 million per year.                    have been using their time and talents
                                                                          “With that cost the diocese absorbs, it   creating centerpieces for the Seminary
                                                                       is important for us to reach out to our      Ball. “We are excited about having the
                     SAVINGS & LOAN ASSOCIATION                        faith community to help in the matter,”      Holy Cross art students participating in
                                                                       said Mr. Murray   .                          helping to create these centerpieces

                 B UYING? B UILDING?                                      Mr. Murray and his staff are respon-
                                                                       sible for the coordination and implemen-
                                                                       tation of the diocese’s two fundraisers
                                                                                                                    which will be on display the night of the
                                                                                                                    event,” said Mr. Murray   .
                                                                                                                       Mr. Murray said that many parishes

                     R EFINANCING                                      that will one day provide priests for the
                                                                       people of the Diocese of Covington.
                                                                                                                    have also gotten involved early by spon-
                                                                                                                    soring tables and encouraging parish-
                                                                       They have organized a nine-person            ioners to attend the event. “We will
                  S EE U S TODAY TO                                    Seminary Ball committee: Kathy Bertke,
                                                                       Carl Biery, Eva Farris, Mark and Casey
                                                                                                                    acknowledge those parishes the night of
                                                                                                                    the event both at the podium and in the

                    F INANCE YOUR                                      Guilfoyle, Fred Meade, and Jim and
                                                                       Martha Sueholtz and Diane Maher. Mr.
                                                                       Murray acknowledged that each of
                                                                                                                    program. We are anxious to be able to
                                                                                                                    promote all those parishes that have so
                                                                                                                    graciously stepped up to support our

                      N EW H OME                                       these members is committed to the edu-
                                                                       cation of seminarians. Mrs. Bertke is
                                                                                                                    event,” he said.
                                                                                                                       There is still time to purchase a ticket
                                                                       the mother of seminarian Jason Bertke,       for the Seminary Ball. The event begins
                                                                       and Diane Maher is the mother of             at 6 p.m. and tickets are $70. Call the
                 6890 DIXIE HIGHWAY    ELEVENTH & SCOTT BLVD.          Father Ryan Maher, who was ordained a        Stewardship and Missions Office at (859)
                 FLORENCE, KY. 41042    COVINGTON, KY. 41012           priest for the diocese by Bishop Roger       392-1540 for tickets. In addition, the
                   (859) 283-2400          (859) 261-2076              Foys in 2005. Mark Guilfoyle and Jim         Seminarian Education Collection will be
                          100 SOUTH MAIN STREET.
                                                                       Sueholtz are Serra Club members, and         taken up in all parishes the weekend of
                          WILLIAMSTOWN, KY. 41097                      Carl Biery and Fred Meade are members        Oct. 29/30. Parishioners will have the
                               (859) 824-4488          EQUAL HOUSING   of the Knights of Columbus. Both the         option this year of making a one-time
   Member FDIC                                            LENDER
                                                                       Knights and the Serrans support semi-        gift or a 10-month pledge.
                                                                       narians as part of their mission, and           “It’s critical for the Church’s future
                                                                       both groups accept new members. Mrs.         that we have shepherds to lead the flock
                                                                       Farris has helped with the Seminary          and through our efforts we are able to
                                                                       Guild Ball since its early years.            raise some money for these young men
                                                                          “They have been working since early       to be trained and be able to pursue their
                                                                       spring, planning the event,” said Mr.        calling. … This weekend is so important
                                                                       Murray “They have solicited sponsor-         to us for our Church’s future,” Mr.
                                                                       ships, planned decorations, made recom-      Murray said.
Messenger                                                                                                                                                       October 21, 2011 3

Preparing for the Roman Missal third edition
   This article continues a repeat of the series that originally ran from Feb. 18 to July 1. The essays have been provided      It is important to understand, as best as we are able,
by the diocesan Office of Worship and Liturgy and written by Father Daniel Schomaker S.T.L., assistant director They
                                                                                           ,                        .        the mystery that unfolds before us when we participate
offer insight to the theology of the Mass and to the new translation of the Roman Missal. The new translation will be        in the celebration of the Holy Mass. The words of con-
used for the first time beginning Nov. 27, the first Sunday of Advent. (Note: Words in bold indicate the new translation.)     secration in the 3rd Edition of the Roman Missal have
                                                                                                                             not changed. However, the English translation of those
  Words of Consecration                                          human beings must experience reality within the tangi-      words has. The revised translation seeks to express the
  Priest: TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT,                  ble realm, including those realities which belong to the    mystery of our participation in Heavenly things more
FOR THIS IS MY BODY, WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP                      spiritual realm. Therefore, He has given us sacra-          clearly by translating more exactly the original Latin
FOR YOU.                                                         ments, which at their most basic level are the visible      text. Notice that the word “chalice” has replaced the
  Priest: TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU,                                                                                    .
                                                                                expression of an invisible reality In        word “cup” in the revised translation. While most like-
AND DRINK FROM IT, FOR THIS IS                                                  other words, sacraments allow us to          ly Jesus did not use an actual chalice when He institut-
THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD, THE                                                    experience and participate in spiritual      ed the Eucharist, we must remember that we are not
BLOOD OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL                                                    or Heavenly things.                          giving a historical account of a past event. We are par-
COVENANT, WHICH         WILL     BE                                                Our participation in Heavenly things      ticipating in a present and eternal event in which Jesus
POURED OUT FOR YOU AND FOR                                                      finds their culmination in the Holy Mass      Christ is the celebrant, thereby making a simple cup a
MANY FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF                                                     when the ordained priest speaks the          sacred chalice.
SINS. DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.                                                  words of consecration over the bread            As with all the Sacraments, Jesus is the primary act-
                                                                                and the wine. At that particular             er of the Eucharist. They are His hands (through the
    Words of Consecration                                                       moment in the Sacred Liturgy, space and      ordained minister) which grasp the bread and the chal-
    The Constitution of the Sacred                                              time cease to exist. In a manner of          ice filled with wine. They are His words spoken in the
Liturgy (Sacrosanctum Concilium) from                                           speaking the entire congregation gath-       first person through the priest. He is both the priest
the Second Vatican Council reminds us that the liturgy           ered in prayer is transported to the hill of Calvary and    and the victim. The sacrifice of the Eucharist is the
is the source and the summit of the Christian life. And          stands at the foot of the cross; and yet simultaneously     sacrifice of the Cross — it culminates in God being glo-
at the heart of all liturgical prayer is the Church’s cele-      we are seated in the Upper Room as Jesus gives His          rified and humanity being sanctified. As Christ gives
bration of the Most Holy Eucharist, for Jesus Christ             Sacred Body and Blood to the Apostles for the first time;    Himself to us in the Eucharist, let us model our lives
makes Himself uniquely and substantially present in              and too we find ourselves in Heaven with the saints and      after His — one of self-gift and in so doing fall more in
that celebration.                                                the angels participating in the Heavenly wedding ban-       love with our Eucharistic Lord.
    In His infinite wisdom, God recognizes that we as             quet of the Lamb of God.

                                                                 St. Vincent de Paul reaches out
            Schedule                                             to those in need in Northern Kentucky
October 23                        Episcopal Council meeting,
Cathedral Basilica,               1:30 p.m.                                         Monica Yeamans                              Barrels for food items sponsored by Fox 19 and
Covington, Mass, 10 a.m.                                                            Editorial Assistant                      Kroger’s “Food for the Heart” program will be placed
                                  Immaculate Heart of Mary
                                                                    The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Northern           after Thanksgiving at all the Kroger stores. St. Vincent
October 23–25                     Church, Burlington,
                                                                 Kentucky recently announced new hours and expan-            De Paul will be the beneficiary for that program. Non-
Pontifical College                Confirmation, 7 p.m.
Josephinum Board meeting
                                                                 sion of its food pantry located at their warehouse in       perishable food items such as canned goods, boxes of
                                  October 28                     Erlanger. The food pantry is a community pantry which       macaroni and cheese, cereal, and other non-perishables
& Seminary Visit                  Individual meeting, 10 a.m.    will be open every Tuesday and Thursday morning             are accepted as well as non-food items such as paper
October 26                        Priests’ meeting, 2:30pm       from 9 a.m. to noon and is open to all those in need.       products, deodorant, shampoo, cleaning supplies, tooth-
Diocesan Finance Council
                                  2nd Annual Seminary Ball,         Ralph Bradburn, director of the St. Vincent de Paul      paste and toothbrushes.
meeting, 2 p.m.
                                  Summit Hills Country Club,     of Northern Kentucky conference, told the Messenger,           In the St. Vincent de Paul of Northern Kentucky
St. Charles Church,               6 p.m.                         “The first time around we won’t turn anybody away If   .     there are 26 conferences in the parishes; 18 of those
Flemingsburg,                                                    they come in and say ‘we need food’ our plan is to give                                 .
                                                                                                                             have an onsite food pantry At this time the eight parish-
Confirmation, 7 p.m.              October 29
                                                                 them a couple days of food … [St. Vincent de Paul] does-    es without food pantries give out Kroger or Remke gift
                                  Notre Dame Academy,
October 27                        Youth 2000 Mass, 11 a.m.
                                                                 n’t want to see anyone going hungry.” Later a               cards. SVdP of NKY wants to put a little more control to
Sacred Heart Chapel, Curia,                                                                                 .
                                                                 Vincentian volunteer will visit the family The organi-      the process and be able to put food right into clients’
Pro-Life Mass, 8:30 a.m.          October 29–30                  zation relies on the volunteers to report back about a      hands. The main focus of the headquarter-based food
                                  St. Patrick Parish, Taylor     family’s needs and condition of life. Once a family is      pantry will be to assist the parishes with no food pantry,
Diocesan Staff Directors’         Mill, Parish Visitation
meeting, 10 a.m.                                                 approved they can pick up a bag of pre-selected gro-        according to Mr. Bradburn.
                                                                 ceries once a month.                                           Besides the need for food and money there is a
                                                                    How was this possible? Mr. Bradburn said the             greater need for volunteers for Tuesdays and
                                                                 Diocese of Covington was very generous through the          Thursdays. Mr. Bradburn also seeks both public and
                                                                 Diocesan Parish Annual Appeal with a grant award of         private high school students to volunteer at the food
                                                                 $5000. From Kroger’s Share the Care program, which is       pantry to fulfill their service hour requirement and get
                                                                 split between the St. Vincent de Paul of Cincinnati and     the young people into the spirit of the Vincentian giv-
               Annual Cemetery                                   the SVdP of NKY, they received $5000. The Kentucky          ing. Student volunteers can come after school any day    .
               Visitation Day Services                           Colonels awarded SVdP of NKY a $5000 grant to pur-          Students can pack food in bags for distribution.
                                                                 chase a freezer.                                               “This is such a wonderful place to live because peo-
            Each year a prayer service is held at                   At end of June the St. Vincent de Paul Society of        ple see other folks in need and they step in to do what
            each of the cemeteries in the Diocese                Northern Kentucky started “Pennies for Hunger” in           they can to help out,” Mr. Bradburn stated. “We have
            of Covington. This is a special time to              their Erlanger thrift store asking customers to donate      had some families call and want to volunteer at the food
   remember loved ones, especially those that have               the change from their purchase. For example, if your        pantry which I think is wonderful.”
   passed away during the last year.                             purchase was $21.32 and you handed the clerk $22.00            For more information, to donate or volunteer please
   Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011                                         they would ask if you were willing to donate the $0.68      call Ralph Bradburn at 341-3212, ext. 5, or visit
                                                                 change. To date they have raised about $1,000 per month
   All Saints Cemetery, Walton ..................12:30    p.m.
                                                                 through the “Pennies for Hunger” program.
   St. Cecilia Cemetery, Independence .............2      p.m.
   St. James Cemetery, Brooksville ...................2   p.m.
   St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Falmouth.........6        p.m.
                                                                 Are devils for real? ...
   Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011                                             ... Or do children just dress up like them on Halloween? That is the topic of this month’s eXaLT on Oct. 23 with
   St. Augustine Cemetery, Augusta ................2 p.m.        guest Father Robert Rottgers as he speaks on “Spiritual Warfare.” XLT is for high school youth and young adults
                                                                 offering praise and worship music, a witness talk and Eucharistic adoration. XLT is held at Thomas More College
   Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011                                         in the Holbrook Student Center beginning at 5 p.m. with pizza and drinks and continues with the XLT program from
   St. John Cemetery, Carrollton .....................10 a.m.    5:30-7:30 pm. Admission is free. No registration required. Future dates: Nov. 13, 2011; Jan. 15, Feb. 19, Mar. 18 and
                                                                 April 15, 2012. For information call 392-1533 or e-mail
4 October 21, 2011                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Messenger

                                       Labor rights in the New Millennium —
                                         ‘the priority of labor over capital’
                            Part 3                              “synonymous with ‘capital’ is the result of work and                                                      1989 and the advent of a global economy   .
    The Washington Post headlined E. J. Dionne’s Sept.          bears the signs of human labor.” (LE n. 12)                                                                   Consistent with the teaching of Leo XIII,
4, 2011 column with a radical question relating to the              Since the worker is by nature sacred and social, the                                                  “Centesimus Annus” confirms the defense of the right
troubled status of unions and the right to collective           principle of the priority of labor over capital defends                                                   of a worker to a “just wage” in “Rerum Novarum” (CA
bargaining —- “The Last Labor Day?”                             the primacy of human persons over “things,” ... of                                                        n. 8) as well as the worker’s “‘natural human right’ to
    Perhaps tongue-in-cheek, in the light of recent contro-     men and women over profits. (LE n. 13)                                                                     form private associations.” (CA n. 7) Blessed John Paul
versies on the political scene, Dionne                                               At the close of 19th century, Pope Leo                                               II specified this principle as “the reason for the
mused: “We may still celebrate Labor Day     ,                                   XIII confronted the credo of 19th centu-                                                 Church’s defense and approval of the establishment of
but our culture has given up on workers               COMMENTARY                 ry liberal (laissez-faire) capitalism. At                                                what are commonly called trade unions ... because the
as the real creators of wealth and their                                         the close of the 20th century, Blessed                                                   right of association is a natural right of a human
honest toil — the phrase itself seems                                            John Paul II rejected the same ideology                                                  being …” (CA n.7)
antique — as worthy of genuine respect.”                                         in the world of a global economy and of                                                      As “Centesimus Annus” substantiates, the guiding
    In support of labor’s cause, Dionne                                          transnational corporations. He named                                                     principle of “Rerum Novarum” is rooted “in a correct
quoted a remarkable statement from past                                          the modern version as “neoliberalism.”                                                   view of the human person and his unique value.” (CA
history voiced by a prominent American                                               In his apostolic exhortation “Ecclesia                                               n. 11)
political figure: “Labor is prior to and                                          in America” (“The Church in America,”                                                        The labor question has remained, and continues to
independent of capital. Capital is only                                          1999) Blessed John Paul II critiqued the                                                 be, an integral and essential tenet of Catholic social
the fruit of labor, and could never have                                         structures and dynamics of such eco-                                                     doctrine. Concerning the role of labor unions, the
existed if labor had not first existed.                                           nomic systems as being marred by “an                                                     Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church
Labor is the superior of capital, and                                            unbridled greed for wealth and power.”                                                   refers to the teaching of Section 20 of “Laborem
deserves the higher consideration.”                                              As a result, “neoliberalism” dominates                                                   Exercens”: “Such organizations, while pursuing their
    Many readers, no doubt, would be                                             the socio-economic culture. (EIA n. 56)                                                  specific purpose with regard to the common good, are
taken by surprise to learn that the pas-            Father Ronald Ketteler           “Neoliberalism” approximates a con-                                                  a positive influence for social order and solidarity, and
sage cited was excerpted from President                                          temporary version of classic laissez-                                                    are therefore an an indispensable element of social
Abraham Lincoln’s annual message to Congress in 1861.           faire economics. Such a “winner-take-all” or “survival-                                                   life.” (CSDC n. 305)
    Dionne detected a resonance in Lincoln’s words              of-the fittest” mind-set obstructs ethical attempts to                                                         The celebration of Labor Day each calendar year
with a principle formulated by Blessed John Paul II in          regulate market mechanisms and profit maximization                                                         has become an occasion for the Committee on
his 1981 encyclical “Laborem Exercens” (“On Human               in pursuit the common good.                                                                               Domestic Justice and Human Development of the
Work”), namely, the principle of the priority of labor              Consequently, the late Holy Father judged that this                                                   United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to
over capital. (LE n. 12)                                        theory is rooted in a materialistic and purely econom-                                                    release an annual Labor Day message.
    The Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the                ic understanding of persons.                                                                                  On 5, 2011, Bishop Stephen Blaire, the chair-
Church (2004) sums up the central theme of “Laborem                 At bottom, according to “Laborem Exercens,” laissez-                                                  man of that committee, issued the 2011 Labor Day
Exercens”: … work, the fundamental good of the human            faire capitalism was corrupted by “the error of                                                           Statement — “Human Cost and Moral Challenges of a
person, the primary element of economic activity and            economism” which in turn is underpinned by “an error                                                      Broken Economy     .”
the key to the entire social question.” (CSDC n. 101)           of materialism.” “Economism” understands labor “sole-                                                          “Human Costs and Moral Challenges of a Broken
     “Laborem Exercens” marked the 90th anniversary             ly according to its economic purpose.” The perspective                                                    Economy” stands as a call for “reflection and action on
of Pope Leo XIII’s “Rerum Novarum” (“On the                     of “materialism” dictates “the primacy and superiority                                                    current economic turmoil and hardships experienced
Condition of Labor,” 1891). Notwithstanding the expan-          of the material” and subordinates “the spiritual and the                                                  by workers and their families.”
sion of the social question to an international scope                                      ,
                                                                personal (man’s activity moral values and such values)”                                                       Bishop Blaire sums up the tragedies and its ensuing
since the times of Pope Leo XIII, the relationship              to the dehumanizing realm of the material. (LE n. 13)                                                     toll on men and women stemming from the current eco-
between labor and capital, especially in the present                However, the one-dimensional conception of the                                                                                      ,
                                                                                                                                                                          nomic crisis: “This Labor Day the economic factors are
globalized economy, continues to call for basic justice         human subject in “economism” contravenes Catholic                                                         stark and the human costs are real: millions of our sisters
in defense of the rights of workers.                            social doctrine which defends the subject of work as being                                                and brothers are without work, raising children in pover-
    With the Church’s response to the injustices                more significant than the object of work, i.e., the product.                                               ty and haunted by fears about their economic security  .”
spawned by the 19th century Industrial Revolution,                  In this regard, “Laborem Exercens” introduced a cor-                                                      Beyond the economic implications, the fallout from
“Rerum Novarum” is the cornerstone of a tradition               relative distinction between “work in the objective sense”                                                the economic crisis constitute “human tragedies,
which over the decades has developed into an organic            (LE n.5) and “work in the subjective sense”. (LE n. 6) The                                                moral challenges, and tests of our faith.”
and systematic corpus of social doctrine.                       objective sense of the term denotes the technology; the                                                       In the light of the present economic circumstances,
    At the end of the 19th century, Pope Leo XIII’s argu-       subjective sense of work identifies the human person as                                                    the 2011 Labor Day Statement invites Catholics “to
ment for a moral right to a just wage is derived from           “the subject of work.” The latter concept simply affirms                                                   recall the traditional teaching of the Church on the
the dignity of the worker, for to treat any human sub-          that “the primary basis of the value of work is man him-                                                  dignity of work and the rights of workers.”
ject as a means to an end is patently unjust.                   self, who is its subject.” (LE n.6)                                                                           Bishop Blaire notes: “All these challenges have eco-
    In condemning the so-called “wage-contract” theory              Blessed John Paul II noted that “in the first place                                                    nomic and financial dimensions, but they also have
as immoral, Leo XIII taught that the productive labor           work is ‘for man’ and not man ‘for the work’.” Anchored                                                   unavoidable human and moral costs. This Labor Day
of a worker cannot be traded on the market as if the            in this assumption, the natural rights of the worker are                                                  we need to look beyond the economic indicators, stock
worker were a commodity to be bought and sold                   not contingent on the work produced; rather those                                                         market gyrations, and political conflicts and focus on
according to the laws of supply and demand.                     inalienable rights are grounded in the sacredness and                                                     the often invisible burdens of ordinary workers and
    “Laborem Exercens” considers the ethical principle,         the essential dignity of the worker as a person.                                                          their families, many of whom are hurting discour-
the priority of labor over capital, “a postulate of the order       A decade later, Blessed John Paul II published                                                        aged, and left behind by this economy   .”
of social morality (LE n.15) Thus, in the process of pro-       “Centesimus Annus” (“On the Hundredth Anniversary                                                             In “Sharing Catholic Social Teaching” (1999) the
duction, labor is “a primary efficient cause.” By contrast,      of ‘Rerum Novarum’,” 1991), a commemoration of the                                                        Catholic bishops of the United States appropriately
capital (i.e., “the whole means of production”) falls into      centennial of Pope Leo XIII’s inaugural social encyclical.                                                offer this terse summary of the inherent moral dimen-
the category of an instrumental cause. (LE n. 12)                   The first chapter of “Centesimus Annus” synthe-                                                        sion of economic life: “The economy must serve peo-
    Professor Daniel Finn explains the sense of this dis-       sizes the historical context and the foundational princi-                                                 ple, not the other way around. Work is more than a
tinction on the relationship of labor and capital: “Here        ples of the moral teaching of Pope Leo XIII. Next, in the                                                 way to make a living; it is a form of continuing partici-
‘capital’ is not the capitalists but is the machines and        second chapter, Blessed John Paul II projected the cur-                                                   pation in God’s creation ...”
natural resources that the capitalists own and use in           rent and future socio-economic landscape of “The New                                                          Father Ronald Ketteler is director of ecumenism and
production.”                                                                       .”
                                                                Things of Today The state of the question at the end of                                                   continuing education of priests, episcopal liaison to the
    In the final analysis, therefore, whatever comprises         the second millennium was rapidly being reframed both                                                     Messenger and professor of theology at Thomas More
capital is “only a collection of things.” Whatever is           by the turning point of the collapse of the Soviet bloc in                                                College.

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      The ABC’s of                                                           Building levees, saving lives
      Christian love                                            As fall begins, those of us at Catholic Relief
                                                             Services headquarters can look over an eventful end to
                                                                                                                          communities in Chad or trees planted in Guatemala.
                                                                                                                             Whatever specific form they take, your levees do
                                                             a summer that brought us everything from an earth-           what those in New Orleans were supposed to: They
The readings for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary                 quake that rattled our building to hurricanes that           help keep people safe. When the rains fail to fall, or
Time — Cycle “A” are: Exodus 22:20–26; 1                     drenched us and forced even the smallest of streams          when they fall too hard; when hurricanes hit or the
Thessalonians 1:5–10; and Matthew 22:34-40.                  over their banks. This all came as we marked anniver-        earth shakes; when disease snakes its way through a
    Have you ever caught yourself mindlessly reciting        saries in this country: five years since                                        community or the vagaries of the
some verse or rhyme learned in childhood? How many           Hurricane Katrina and 10 years since                                           global markets wreak havoc on local
of us, when faced with placing a list of names in            the attacks of September 11.                 GUEST COMMENTARY                  economies — whatever the disaster,
alphabetical order find ourselves humming the age-old            As I watched the rising waters here                                         your levees offer protection.
                                 “alphabet song”?            and throughout the East, my thoughts                  Ken Hackett                 If the levees had held in New
                                 Sometimes lessons are       returned to Katrina. I could not help                                          Orleans five years ago, the heroes
       EIGHTH DAY                learned so well that they   asking a simple question: What if the levees had held?       would have been engineers and laborers. You would
                                 remain with us always.         Certainly, Katrina would still have been a powerful       never have known their names. You would not even
                                    Probably the first        hurricane, producing extensive damage and disrupt-           have thought of them as heroes, but as people who did
                                 thing we teach our chil-    ing many lives — perhaps tragically losing some. But         their jobs. Yet they would have saved many more lives
                                 dren about prayer is the    it would have been nothing like the devastation in New       and much more property than any of those who
                                 Sign of the Cross, that     Orleans five years ago.                                       responded after flooding hit that city .
                                 constant reminder of           I had other questions: What if security services had         It’s the same way with disease. We often laud — right-
                                 what is distinct about      caught the 9/11 hijackers long before they boarded an        fully so — doctors who cure the sick. But too often we do
                                 Christian belief, the       aircraft? What if the buildings in Haiti had been built      not give enough recognition to the public health workers
                                 Trinity We begin and        to codes that kept them from collapsing in the 2010          who administer the vaccines that keep disease at bay so
                                 end our prayer by recall-   earthquake?                                                  people do not need to see those doctors.
                                 ing God who is Father,         So many of you look to help people — in partner-             Every day of every year, you are building levees
                                 Son and Spirit. The         ship with CRS — when disaster strikes. And we                through CRS. Many people in East Africa right now
                                 Trinity is the foundation   respond when tragedies occur. That is what we are            are surviving this drought because of what you have
  Father Daniel Vogelpohl        of our belief.              doing right now in East Africa, where drought and            done. People in South Sudan are living in peace
                                    The Jewish people of     famine have created the world’s largest refugee camp         because of what you have done. And people all over
Jesus’ time and our day as well have a similar set of        in Dadaab, Kenya. Thanks to you, we can help so many    .    the world whose suffering is not in the headlines or on
words that remind them of the foundation of their               But you need to know that, throughout the years,          your TV screen have been helped by you to survive
belief. It is the prayer called the “Shema,” so named        when there are no disasters in the headlines, you are        storms of all sorts.
because the first Hebrew word of the prayer is                also building “levees” through CRS. They might be wells         It is because of you that CRS can build so many lev-
“Shema.” The Shema is recited by the faithful Jew sev-       in Ethiopia or dams in Kenya, new agricultural prac-         ees. Thank you for letting us be of service.
eral times a day It is said upon rising in the morning       tices in Tanzania or health clinics in Vietnam, savings         Ken Hackett is president for Catholic Relief Services.
and retiring in the evening. It is repeated several
times in between. It is used to introduce and conclude

                                                                                               Difference matters
many of the formal prayer services of Judaism.
    Being of Jewish heritage, Jesus knew and prayed
this prayer often. It was so well known to him that
when he is asked in today’s Gospel about the greatest           It seems that everywhere we turn we are confronted             Gender is a beautiful reminder that I am called to
commandment, he immediately quotes from the                  with questions about gender. In recent months, the             love. In seeing that there is another with whom I have
Shema: “You shall love the Lord your God with your           Internet, television and newspapers were filled with            unity (the same gift of humanity) and difference (mas-
whole soul and with all your mind.”                          stories about a family in Toronto that has decided to          culinity or femininity), I see that it is possible for me
    Jesus then quickly adds that we should love our          raise a “genderless” baby, not revealing whether or not        to give to another and to receive from another. I begin
neighbors as ourselves. But this too was nothing new         their third child is a son or a daughter. A video was          to see that love is possible, that love is good and that
for the Pharisees to whom he was speaking. The Lord          released with a speaker addressing fourth graders in a         love is the meaning of life.
was simply quoting another familiar Scripture pas-           California public school with the mes-                                           Gender is a beautiful reminder that I
sage from the book of Leviticus (19:18): “You shall love     sage that one can choose a gender based                                                                    .
                                                                                                                                           am called to love fruitfully When I real-
your neighbor as yourself.”                                  on feelings. A mother appeared on                    SPARK OF                 ize that I did not create myself, that I
    We cannot escape the fact that the Lord affirms a         national television to encourage cross-              GOODNESS                 come from God, and when I realize that I
certain order of precedence with these two com-              dressing for young children.                                                  can love another with whom I share a
mands. The love of God is “the greatest and the first            The new message to children — that                                         unity and a difference, I can see that my
commandment.” The mandate to love our neighbor,              they can be anything they want — no                                           love can be fruitful. It can grow and be
while “like” the first, is definitely “second.” Why? It is     longer centers around being an astro-                                         more. It doesn’t have to collapse in upon
because we are called to love our neighbor in the way        naut or a doctor or an explorer, but that                                     itself. It can open me up to new experi-
that God loves them. That is a love we can only under-       one can be a boy, or a girl, or a boy and a                                   ences, new wonder, new gratitude as I
stand if we are first united with God in love.                girl, and can create their ideal gender                                       watch love unfolded as something I am
    The first reading from the book of Exodus clarifies        style, just like they can choose their                                        given and not as something I create,
for us how God loves others. God loves not just his          ideal career choice.                                                          dominate or master.
own chosen people, but the “aliens” as well. God                But gender matters. We seem to have                                           So, why do we think it’s a good idea to
reminds us that “I will surely hear their cry,” and “I       forgotten that. We seem to think we can                                       march into classrooms and onto national
will hear him; for I am compassionate.”                      determine sex/gender by how we feel.                                          television shows and into newspapers
    We are challenged to recognize that those whom we        And gender isn’t something reduced to               Emilly Bissonette         and tell children, tell parents, tell the
consider aliens (Russians, Iranians, Hispanics,              pink, sparkly dresses or playing with toy                                     world that we don’t need a visible
estranged spouses) are loved by God. Unless our love         trucks. Gender is about masculinity and femininity,            reminder that our life is a gift? In fact, we don’t want a
relationship with God is strong, we will have a diffi-        about different modes of giving and receiving (and we          reminder that life is a gift, thank you very much. We’d
cult time extending our love to these neighbors.             do both, but differently), about being created with            prefer to take out the mystery, take out the wonder,
    The relationship between love of God and love of         absolute dignity, not “sameness,” about a difference           take out the gratitude, take out the fact that we did not
neighbor was once made very concrete by a retreat            that matters.                                                  create ourselves.
master who asked me to call to mind the one person I            Gender (sexual difference) is a beautiful reminder             What a different culture we would live in if we
loved the least, had the hardest time loving. I was then     that I am not God, that I cannot encompass the whole           embraced masculinity and femininity as a unique way
informed that I really only loved God as much as I love      of reality, that I cannot be everything. There is always       in which God reminds us of our origin from love, our
that person!                                                 someone different from me, “other” than me. And that           call to love now, and our ultimate destiny sharing in
    We pray that, “God strengthen our faith, hope and        difference and “otherness” is good. It reminds me that         eternal love with our Creator and Redeemer.
love” (Opening Prayer) and that God “give us the love to     I did not create myself, nor did I create the “other.” I          Emily Bissonnette serves as Theology of the Body
carry out (his) command.” (Alternative Opening Prayer)       was created. I am a child of God. My life has been             Education Coordinator at Ruah Woods in Cincinnati.
    Such is the prayer that must be constantly               given. There are some things about my existence that I         She blogs at
rehearsed. It must be learned so well that we catch          cannot determine, but instead am called to receive.
ourselves praying it when we’re not even conscious of
it. It must become as much a part of us as our ABCs.
    Father Daniel Vogelpohl is pastor of Blessed
Sacrament Church, Ft. Mitchell.
6 October 21, 2011                                                                                                                                                             Messenger

   The Super’s                                                     A rainbow of excellence — Reading
   Smart Page                                                                                                              Welcome back to the Super’s Smart Page, a Messenger feature
                                                                                                                       created in collaboration with the diocesan Department of Catholic
                                                                                                                       Schools to celebrate Catholic education. For this school year, the
                                                                                                                       theme for this page is “Catholic Schools – A Rainbow of Excellence.”
                                                                                                                       Instead of colors, our rainbow will feature nine course-of-study sub-
                                                                                                                       jects experienced by students, in all of our Catholic schools.
                                                                                                                           As we continue through our school year, we will share with
                                                                                                                       you “snapshots” of these subjects as they are lived out in our
                                                                                                                       Catholic schools. October’s snapshots focus on “reading.”
                                                                                                                           Students in our schools read widely and deeply from among a
                                                                                                                                          broad range of high quality, increasingly chal-
                                                                                                                                          lenging literary and informational texts. By read-
                                                                                                                                          ing stories, plays, poems and novels our students
                                                                                                                                          increase their understanding of various text
                                                                                                                                          structures and elements. By reading texts from
                                                                                                                                          other disciplines, our students gain knowledge in
                                                                                                                                          other fields while giving them the background to
       Rainbow of excellence                                                                                                              be better readers in all content areas.
       For this school year, the theme for                                                                                                    I applaud our teachers, administrators and
   this page is “Catholic Schools –                                                                                                       parents for fostering a culture of literacy in our
   A Rainbow of Excellence.” Instead of                                                                                                   schools. Our schools are forming tomorrow’s
   colors, the rainbow will be lit by nine                                                                             leaders, and as a mentor of mine used to say, “Not every reader is a
   course-of-study subjects experienced                                                                                leader, but every leader is reader.”
   by students, in all of our Catholic                                                                                     Yours in Catholic education,
   schools:                                                                                                                Michael Clines
                                                                                                                           Superintendent of Schools,
       Computers/Technology                                                                                                Diocese of Covington
       Science                               At St. Thomas School, Ft.
       Music/Drama                           Thomas, students can join the                                                               (Below) Students at St. Augustine School,
       English/Language Arts                 Birthday Book Club by donating                                                              Covington, become literary detectives as they
       Religion                              a favorite book to the school                                                               learn about the genre of mystery writing.
                                             library. A bookplate bearing the
                                             donor’s name is placed on the
                                             front of the book and is dis-
                                             played in the library for a year.

                                                                                 (Above) Kindergartners at St. Mary School,
                                                                                 Alexandria, celebrated Johnny Appleseed’s birthday
                                                                                 Sept. 26 by reading about the American legend and
                                                                                 making honorary cooking pot hats.

                                                                                                                                                                 (Left) Villa Madonna
  (Above) At Notre Dame                                                                                                                                          Academy offers foreign
  Academy students are                                                                                                                                           language instruction
  inspired by the American                                                                                                                                       beginning in kinder-
  Library Association’s celebri-                                                                                                                                 garten. First graders
  ty READ posters featuring                                                                                                                                      read aloud to high
  NDA teachers.                                                                                                                                                  school exchange
                                                                                                                                                                 students from Madrid
  (Right) Students at St.                                                                                                                                        who visited in
  Anthony School, Taylor Mill,                                                                                                                                   September. The teens
  are encouraged to “soak                                                                                                                                        then translated the
  themselves” in books in the                                                                                                                                    stories.
  claw-foot Reading Tub.

                                                     For more information about the Department of Catholic Schools, call (859) 392-1530 or email
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Infertility expert to speak at conference Nov. 5
                     Tim Fitzgerald                          treatments that cooperate completely with the women’s        Claire Ruehl, an event organizer and member of the
                         Editor                              reproductive system in a way that is fully compatible        public information and education committee of the
    Dr. Mark Stegman, an obstetrician/gynecologist who       with Church teaching. It is a family planning method         diocesan Pro-Life Advisory Board. “Today everyone is
is an experienced practitioner of the NaProTechnology,       that a couple can use to achieve as well as to avoid preg-   looking for the ‘natural way’ to take care of our health.
will be the featured presenter at a conference Nov. 5.       nancy. It incorporates the Creighton Model                   One of the most effective outcomes is in the use of
    The program, open to the public, is co-sponsored by      FertilityCare System (CrMS), a modification of the                                                      .
                                                                                                                          NaProTechnology in treating infertility Couples desir-
St. Elizabeth Healthcare and the diocesan Pro-Life           Billings Ovulation method of natural family planning.        ing a child will find hope in this morally acceptable
                                 Office and will take            Although NaProTechnology can help with problems           approach. Physicians would appreciate being able to
                                 place    at    the    St.   in many areas of a woman’s gynecologic health, it is         offer some options for their patients on issues related to
     NaProTechnology             Elizabeth-Edg ewood         most frequently applied in the areas of infertility and      fertility.”
         Conference              campus.                     subfertility (recurrent miscarriages).                          In addition to the Nov. 5 public session, Dr. Stegman
   Nov. 5 at St. Elizabeth          Dr. Stegman is a sen-       “Individuals and couples would want to attend to          will make three other presentations, to doctors, hospital
   Healthcare-Edgewood,          ior fellow of        the    learn from an expert on women’s health science,” said        residents and deacons and their wives.
   Room 249                      Westchester Institute
                                 for Ethics and the
   8:30 a.m. Registration        Human Person. He is a                                                                                                    YOUTH 2000
   9 a.m. Conference             Catholic physician spe-
                                 cializing in obstetrics                                                                                             A number of students from
   11:30 a.m. Q&A Lunch          and gynecology, with a                                                                                              the YOUTH 2000 core team
   Cost: $10                     particular focus on                                                                                                 will be showing the YOUTH
   (includes box lunch)          evaluation and man-                                                                                                 2000 PowerPoint presenta-
                                 agement of infertility,                                                                                             tion at their schools to
   Make a reservation by
                                 subfertility and other                                                                                              promote the event. Maddie
   Oct. 25: (859) 392-1546       women’s health issues.                                                                                              Clabough made the presenta-
   or ppiccola@covington-        NaProTechnology uses                                                                                                tion to students at Villa                  methods that are fully                                                                                              Madonna Academy Oct. 14.
                                 respectful of the digni-                                                                                            YOUTH 2000 is a weekend-
                                 ty of the woman, the                                                                                                long Eucharistic retreat for
man and the child to be conceived. He currently prac-                                                                                                teens and young adults led
tices at the Center for Women’s Health, a service of                                                                                                 by the Franciscan Friars and
Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.                                                                                                     Sisters of the Renewal. It
    Dr. Stegman attended Blessed Sacrament School, Ft.                                                                                               will be held Oct. 28–30 at
Mitchell, and graduated from Covington Latin School,                                                                                                 Notre Dame Academy,
Xavier University, and the University of Cincinnati                                                                                                  Park Hills. For information
College of Medicine.                                                                                                                                 and registration visit
    NaProTechnology provides medical and surgical                                                                                          
8 October 21, 2011                                                                                                                                                         Messenger

Faith formation and catechist classes                                                                                       United States and what effects the U.S. Church has had
    The diocesan Department of Catechesis and Formation provides courses on various theological topics. These faith         and is having on the Church universal.
formation classes are required for religion teacher certification. However all adults are welcome to attend these cours-
es. The fee for each course is $15. To register call (859) 392-1533 or e-mail Listed below      I Sacraments
are some of the upcoming courses. For a complete list of courses visit, Department of              Date: Dec. 5, 6-9:45 p.m. and Dec. 10, 17, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Catechesis and Formation.                                                                                                   Presenter: Father Daniel Schomaker
                                                                                                                            Location: St. Pius X Church, Edgewood
I Christian Morality                                          significant outcomes of Vatican Council II and its             Description: Explains the principle of sacramentality
Date: Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                  place in the history of the Church’s development.             and summarizes the sacramental theology of Vatican
Presenter: Father Raymond Enzweiler                           Explains the role of the laity in today’s Church and          Council II. Defines grace and explains the teaching of
Location: Cathedral Lyceum, Covington                         how this affects the role of the individual Catholic.         the Church regarding sacraments as sources of grace.
Description: Identifies the sources of morality basic          Describes what makes a parish a dynamic expression            Explains how human life experiences are expressed in
moral principles and theories of moral development.           of the Church’s mission.                                      symbol and ritual. Gives an overview of the Rite of
Teaches the relationship of divine, natural and positive                                                                    Christian Initiation of Adults. Describes the role of
law and how moral behavior has to do with appropriate         I Church History                                              the Holy Spirit in baptism and confirmation. Teaches
response in and to love relationships in the human com-       Date: Nov. 12, 19, 26, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                      that Eucharist is source and summit of Christian life.
munity Demonstrates knowledge of the connections              Presenter: Msgr. William Neuhaus                              Explains the sacraments of healing as celebrations of
between morality and the sacraments, especially bap-          Location: Cathedral Lyceum, Covington                         God’s abiding care.
tism, reconciliation and Eucharist. Describes the nature      Description: Describes the development of the Church
of a healthy conscience developed in freedom and grace        from a small Jewish community of believers to a               I The Last Things (Eschatology)
and the role of the conscience in moral decision-mak-         Greco-Roman state religion under Theodosius.                  Date: Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27, 7-9:45 p.m.
ing. Identifies current moral dilemmas and develops            Identifies some of the key people and events in the            Presenter: Father Michael Barth
examples of responses in light of insights gained             first 500 years of Christianity and names some of the          Location: Catholic Charities, Latonia
through the study of Christian morality    .                  issues that led to the East-West Schism and its effect        Description: The study of last things is called eschatol-
                                                              on the development of Christianity Explains the influ-         ogy from the Greek word eschatos, meaning “the last
I Church: Vision, Mission, Ministry                           ence of the Roman Empire and feudalism on the                 or extreme.” The stages of eschatology include: indi-
Date: Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, 7-9:45 p.m.                         Church from Charlemagne through the 1300s.                    vidual human death, particular judgment, then heav-
Presenter: Father Ryan Maher                                  Summarizes the impact of monasticism on the reform            en, purgatory or hell, the end of the world, the living
Location: St. Pius X Church, Edgewood                                                    .
                                                              of clergy and the papacy Describes some of the people,        being “taken up,” the resurrection of the body, the
Description: Identifies the major features of the              events and ideas that led up to the Protestant                Second Coming of Christ, general judgment, and the
Catholic understanding of the Church including the            Reformation and the Catholic Counter-Reformation.             New Creation. Christians accept that the first of the
role of Mary Explains how the Church continues                Lists some of the decisions reached during the Council        “last things” of human life is physical death. Divine
Jesus’ mission of proclaiming the reign of God and            of Trent and their impact on the life of the Church.          Revelation tells us that the origin of human death is
the value of models as a way of understanding the             Demonstrates how the Renaissance, the Age of                  the sin of Adam and Eve, and the punishment for the
many dimensions of the mystery of the Church.                 Enlightenment, Industrial Revolution, French                  original sin is found in Genesis 3:19: by the sweat of
Describes Avery Dulles’ models of the Church and              Revolution and other cultures affected the growth of          your face shall you get bread to eat, until you return to
gives examples of how they have been presented                the Church from the 17th century to the present.              the ground, from which you were taken; for you are
throughout the history of the Church. Identifies some          Explains how the Catholic Church developed in the             dirt, and to dirt you shall return.

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‘Celebrate 2011’
gala for Faith
‘Health, hope and harmony’
                    Monica Yeamans
   “What so ever you do to the least of my brethren that
you do unto me.” These words from Matthew 25:40
inspire and motivate the volunteers and staff of the
Faith Community Pharmacy       .
   Faith Community Pharmacy is a non-profit organi-
zation created to provide free prescription medication
to residents of Northern Kentucky It is the only chari-
table pharmacy in Northern Kentucky providing med-
ications to needy uninsured residents. The pharmacy
serves 11 of the counties in the Diocese of Covington.
   The pharmacy is planning a major fundraising
event, “Celebrate 2011,” a gala to be held at the
Marquise banquet center in Wilder on Nov. 5 from 6
p.m. to 11 p.m. The evening events include food, fun,
dancing, and silent and live auctions. Live auction
items include a “New York Experience” which includes
round-trip air fare to New York City for two and $200
gift card to Broadway; an iPad; a stay-cation package
worth $700-800; and a big-screen TV among other items.
   Tickets for the gala are $50; sponsor opportunities
are available. Reservations are being accepted through
Oct. 28. Emcee for the evening will be Liz Bonis from
Channel 12 television news. A guest will be Jack
“Goose” Givens, former UK basketball star. For more
information about the gala call (859) 426-7837 or e-mail
Charlotte Boemker, development director, at
   Since opening in March 2002 under the name of St.
Vincent de Paul Pharmacy, the Faith Community
Pharmacy has dispensed over $19 million of prescrip-
tion medications (as of October 17) and has helped over
4400 clients, according to Ms. Boemker. “We run mostly
by volunteers. We don’t need any more volunteers [at
this time]; we are blessed in that area,” she said. “We do
have over 60 volunteers, and most are from the Catholic
churches in the area.”
   The pharmacy relies on donations, grants and
fundraisers to purchase prescription drugs and cover
operational costs. Recently the organization received a
two-for-one matching grant from the Health
Foundation of Greater Cincinnati. If Faith Community
Pharmacy can raise $7,500 by the end of 2011 the Health
Foundation of Greater Cincinnati will match it two-for-
one, meaning they will give $15,000 to the Faith
Community Pharmacy The second year of the grant is
a matching grant: if FCP raises $15,000, the Health
Foundation will match it with a $15,000 grant. “Every
dollar donated to the pharmacy provides $6 in medica-
tion needs,” stated Ms. Boemker. “We really do take
donations and make a lot out of them.”
   Applicants are interviewed to determine eligibility    .
An applicant must live in Northern Kentucky, cannot
have prescription drug coverage and must meet income
guidelines. Some applicants with Medicare D plans are
possibly eligible. For more information about a screen-
ing interview please call the pharmacy at (859) 426-7837.
The main location in Florence, across from Boone
County High School, is open Mondays and Thursdays
from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There are seven outreach office
locations throughout Northern Kentucky where clients
can meet with a pharmacist, pick up medications or
apply for assistance.
   Donations in the form of a check can be made out to
“Faith Community Pharmacy” and mailed to 2335
Buttermilk Crossing, Crescent Springs, Ky. 41017.
Donations can also be made online. All donations are
tax deductible. Visit the website at www.faithcommuni-
typharmacy   .com.
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                                                                          PEOPLE AND EVENTS

TV Mass. The cathedral’s 5:30 p.m. Mass Oct. 23 will be     conducts the chorus of 60 voices accompanied by a 20-      Bishop Brossart High School will host its annual open
shown live on ICN 6 on analog channel 99; digital           piece orchestra. The public is welcome with no admis-      house for seventh- and eighth-grade students from
channel 422.                                                sion charge. A freewill offering will be accepted. Visit   6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 27. Call 635-2108.
Catholic Charities is looking for individuals, families,                                                               Youth 2000 will be held Oct. 28–30 at Notre Dame
or organizations to sponsor a Christmas Family.             Are devils for real? Or do children just dress up like             .
                                                                                                                       Academy This Eucharist-centered retreat given by the
These are Catholic Charities’ clients who cannot pro-       them on Halloween? That is the topic of this month’s       Franciscan Friars of the Renewal is open to youth and
vide Christmas for their family Other opportunities         eXaLT, Oct. 23 with Father Robert Rottgers as he           young adults ages 13 and up. Visit
also available. Call 581-8974, ext. 136.                    speaks on “Spiritual Warfare.” XLT is for high school
                                                            youth and young adults offering Praise and Worship         Thomas More College’s 8th annual runMORE 5K
The Sisters of the Good Shepherd annual Holiday             music, a witness talk, and Adoration. XLT is held at       Run/Walk Oct. 29, 9 a.m. The runMORE event benefits
Craft Bazaar is Oct. 21 and 22, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Pelletier   Thomas More College in the Holbrook Student Center         the Thomas More College Service Learning Program.
Hall, 930 Highland Ave, Ft. Thomas. Call 441-5531.          beginning at 5 p.m. with pizza and drinks and contin-      Cost for pre-registration is $12 or $20 with event t-shirt.
                                                            ues with the XLT program 5:30–7:30 p.m. Admission is       Race-day registration is $15 or $25 with event t-shirt.
St. Henry District High School annual craft fair Oct.       free; no registration required. Future dates: Nov. 13,     Online registration is available at Visit
22, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Over 100 booths of handmade craft        Jan. 15, Feb. 19, Mar. 18, and April 15. For information for information.
items. Admission is $2.                                     call 392-1533 or e-mail
                                                                                                                       14th annual Villa Madonna Academy PTAO Craft Fair
St. Philip School, Melbourne, PTC is hosting an all day     HalloweenFest 2011, Oct. 23, 1–4 p.m. at Fleming Hall,     will be Oct. 29, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. in the gymnasium.
scrapbooking event Oct. 22, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. at the St.        St. Anthony Church, Taylor Mill. Games, prizes, Wii        Admission $3 adults; under age 17 free. Call 331-6333.
Philip Parish Center. Cost $45. Reservations e-mail         tournament, silent auction, raffles and a costume con- or call 908-0277.                            test at 3 p.m. Call 431-5987.                              If you attended St. Boniface School in Ludlow, share
                                                                                                                       hors d-oeuvres and memories with friends at the all-
“A Graveyard Gala: Halloween Bash 2011”                     “Women in Today’s Catholic Church” adult faith for-        school reunion on Oct. 30, 2–6 p.m. at Pee Wee’s
fundraiser for St. Joseph Church, Cold Spring, will be      mation presentation by Benedictine Sister Dorothy          restaurant, Crescent Springs. Cost is $15 per person.
held Oct. 22, 8 p.m.–1 a.m. at the church hall. Dinner      Schuette, Oct. 24, 7 p.m. in Brodnick Hall at St.Timothy   Reservations requested by Oct. 20. Call 431-0668 or e-
catered by Pompilio’s from 8–9 p.m. Tickets $25. Ages       Church, Union. Visit www.saint-timothy   .org.             mail
21 & up. Call 760-1433.
                                                            The diocese welcomes the Third Edition of the Roman        Notre Dame Urban Education Center Fabulous
The Ladies of the Kehoe Council of the Knights of           Missal. Why these changes? How will Mass change?           Furs Fundraising Event Nov. 3, 6–8 p.m. A fun night out
Columbus, Ludlow, are having a luncheon Oct. 22 that        Msgr. William Cleves will address these questions Oct.     for women and men. Tickets are $25 and include a 15
will include bingo, card games, split the pot and a com-    24 at St. Mary Church, Alexandria, 7–8:30 p.m.             percent discount on any purchases made that evening.
bination table raffle. Cost $12. Doors open 10:30 a.m.                                                                 RSVP to or call 261-4487.
                                                            The Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home annual din-
Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home HALO League               ner meeting will be held Oct. 25, 6 p.m. at The            The Mustard Seed Community, Catholic Charismatic
Richwood Tahoe Railroad fundraiser, Oct. 22, 10             Gardens of Park Hills. Cost $30 per person; $240 per       Renewal, First Friday Mass Nov. 4 at Mother of God
a.m.–1:30 p.m., at Columbia Sussex complex off              table. Call 331-2040.                                      Church, Covington. Praise and worship music begins
Thomas More Pkwy Train ride is 1.5 miles; $5/child,                                                                    at 7:15 p.m. Prayer for healing will follow Mass. Call
$10/adult, $25/family of four.                              The St. Elizabeth Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center,       341-5339.
                                                            Falmouth, is holding an open house to recognize its
The Cathedral Concert Series begins its 36th season         30th anniversary Oct. 25, 1-3 p.m. at the center on 512    Upcoming Marydale retreats: Men’s Parish Retreat,
Oct. 23, 3 p.m. The Musica Sacra Chorus and Orchestra       South Maple Ave. Call 301-4600 or go to www.steliza-       Nov. 4–6, Father Giles Pater, retreat master; theme:
will perform music of Haydn and Liszt. Helmut Roehrig                                                  “Sing a New Song to the Lord.” Cost $125. Call 371-4224
                                                                                                                       to register.

                                                                                                                       St. Elizabeth HealthCare and the diocesan Pro-Life
                                                                                                                       Office will host a conference on NaProTECHNOLOGY, a
                                                                                                                       new approach to women’s health and infertility, Nov. 5
                                                                                                                       at St. Elizabeth Edgewood, Room 249. Dr. Mark
                                                                                                                       Stegman will be the speaker. Registration 8:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                       Cost $10 includes box lunch. RSVP by Oct. 25 to Peggy
                                                                                                                       Piccola, 392-1546 or

                                                                                                                       St. Peter’s Catholic Order of Foresters, Court 1492
                                                                                                                       annual turkey raffle Nov. 5 after 6 p.m. Mass in the
                                                                                                                       Social Center at Sts. Peter and Paul School, California.
                                                                                                                       An evening of bingo, euchre, raffles, a movie for the
                                                                                                                       children, and plenty of delicious foods and beverages.

                                                                                                                       Newport Central Catholic High School is hosting its
                                                                                                                       grand event, The Winners’ Circle, Nov. 5 at the
                                                                                                                       Newport Syndicate. The evening will include a night of
                                                                                                                       fun, dinner, live auctions, silent auctions and dancing.
                                                                                                                       Cost $75 per person. Call 292-0001 by Oct. 26.

                                                                                                                       Celebrate 2011, a fundraising gala event for Faith
                                                                                                                       Community Pharmacy, will be held Nov. 5, 6–11 p.m. at
                                                                                                                       The Marquise, Wilder. Tickets are $50. Reservations
                                                                                                                       accepted through Oct. 26. Call 426-7837.

                                                                                                                       La Salette Academy all-class reunion Nov. 12, 4–9
                                                                                                                       p.m. at Longneck’s Sports Grill, Wilder. Bring memora-
                                                                                                                       bilia. Dutch treat event. Information e-mail
                                             CLS honors alums                                                          “Remembering Our Roots” honorary chairs Paul and
   Covington Latin School held its annual Alumni Banquet Oct. 8. Those honored were (l to r): Dr. Nicholas             Kathleen Michels invite you to the ACUE Gala at the
Reuter ’58 – the Scientiam Award (outstanding teaching of others) retired teacher; Jeff Jehn ’70 – the Disciplinam     Newport Syndicate Nov. 12. Cocktails begin at 6 p.m.
Award (outstanding in his profession) president of Waltz Business Solutions; Tim Mauntel ’60 – the 2011                and dinner at 7 p.m. Sen. Richard L. “Dick” Roeding
Distinguished Alumnus Award (outstanding achievement of service to the community, to his profession, and to            will emcee the event which features auctions, raffles
Covington Latin School) retired financial advisor; Gregg Poston ’80 – the 2011 Distinguished Young Alumnus              and entertainment. Tickets are $75. Proceeds benefit
Award (outstanding achievement of service to the community, to his profession, and to Covington Latin School)          the scholarship fund of the Alliance for Catholic
vice-president of individual operations at OneAmerica Financial Partners; Eva and Oakley Farris – the Honorary         Urban Education. Call 392-1584 for reservations.
Alumni Award for their support of Covington Latin School; and Mike Quigley ’62 – the Bonitatem Award (out-
standing community service) for his 30 years of service to the Diocese of Covington.
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                                                                                                                          St. Philip has a ‘true sense of Church’
                         Tim Fitzgerald                                rounding communities of Melbourne and Silver Grove,         Campbell County, Highlands and Newport Central                   St.Thomas Church, Ft. Thomas.)                            enrollment. Last year the school’s tuition assistance        The school, under Sister Dolores’ leadership for nine
                             Editor                                    especially for young people. A Scouting program is very     Catholic — and some home-schooled students.                         Joe Feinauer, representing the finance council, said    program distributed $22,000. The school enrolls 75 stu-   years, has introduced activities to appeal to more stu-
    Community, community, community — this is the                      popular, as is a LifeTeen youth ministry program,              The sports fields sponsored by the parish are usually          the council advises Father Rottgers and Sister Dolores    dents, kindergarten (half-day and all-day) through        dents. She identified the academic team, clubs for stu-
constant refrain you hear when you listen to parish-                   recently established by Father Rottgers. It attracts stu-   very busy, especially on weekends and in the summer              on the school budget. In recent years, the approach has   eighth grade, served by a staff of four full-time and     dents interested in archery, art and chess, and the
ioners, parents and pastor describe their parish, St.                  dents from four high schools — Bishop Brossard,             months. The parish center, constructed during the                been not to raise tuition too much, for fear of losing    three part-time teachers — including Sister Dolores —     LifeTeen youth group. Sister Dolores also described a
Philip Church in Melbourne.                                                                                                                 tenure of Msgr. Roger Cooney (2000-2006), is                                                                                       plus four Sisters of Divine Providence   new, successful reading program called the Barton
    The concept of community is both deep and                                                                                               well used. (Msgr. Cooney is now pastor of                                                                                          who volunteer at the school.             Reading and Spelling Program. All students are tested
broad, old and new, as Bishop Roger Foys learned                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        for any reading disabilities (unless parents have
                     during his three-day episcopal                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     requested otherwise). In another program current stu-
                     visit to the parish, the 28th such                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 (Continued on page 15)
                     visit he has made since begin-
                     ning in February 2006.                                                                                                  (Left) Bishop Foys delivered the homily at
                        Many current families trace                                                                                          each of the three weekend Masses. “For
                     their roots to the establishment                                                                                        more than 100 years, from its establishment
                     of the parish in 1910. These fami-                                                                                      in 1910, the faith here has been strong. …
                     lies — and their dedication to the                                                                                      The parish continues because you believe
                     parish — have created a deep                                                                                            that the grace of God sustains you. The
                     foundation supporting the parish                                                                                        parish is alive and thriving. Thank you for
over the decades.                                                                                                                            your witness to the rest of the diocese.”
    New parish members — young families with
children, people from outside the parish attracted                                                                                           (Right) Bishop Foys met with members of
to the parish, others — contribute new energy          .                                                                                     the parish councils, including finance and
Family membership over the last few years has                                                                                                school, Oct. 7. With Bishop Foys are Father
increased about 20 percent (from 260 to more than                                                                                            Daniel Schomaker, assistant to the bishop
300). It is anticipated that the diocesan census,                                                                                            (left), and Father Robert Rottgers, pastor
beginning Oct. 16-23, will identify even more indi-                                                                                          (right).
                                 viduals and families.
                                    Father       Robert
     2010 Statistics             Rottgers is himself a
    St. Philip Church,           “new parish mem-
    Melbourne                    ber.”    In    August
                                 Bishop Foys installed
    Baptisms: 8                  him as the parish’s
    First Communions: 21         11th pastor. For a year                                                                                                                                               (Below) For the first time in Bishop Foys’ four decades of
                                 before          Father                                                                                                                                                priesthood he had the opportunity to bless fire trucks, an
    Confirmations: 21             Rottgers served as                                                                                                                                                    annual rite for the Melbourne Fire Department. Firemen
    Marriages: 2                 pastoral administra-                                                                                                                                                  and their wives attended Mass just before the blessing Oct. 9.
    Deaths: 10
                                    During his visit
    Catholic households:         Bishop Foys visited                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (Above) To the surprise and
    246                          each classroom in the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  delight of teachers and classmates
                                 school and met with                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bishop Foys agreed to sign the cast
    Mixed religion
                                 the principal, Divine                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  of a St. Philip student, an episco-
    households: 35
                                 Providence       Sister                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                pal visit first.
                                 Dolores Gohs, and
                                 Father        Rottgers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                (Left) Students at St. Philip School
Bishop Foys celebrated the three weekend Masses Oct.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    seemed eager to interact with the
8-9 and offered the homily at each. After the early Mass                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                bishop. Divine Providence Sister
Sunday Bishop Foys blessed the Melbourne Fire                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Dolores Gohs, principal, (left, cen-
Department fire trucks — another longstanding connec-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ter) led Bishop Foys on a tour of
tion between the parish and community (and the first                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the classrooms. The exchange
time in Bishop Foys’ nearly four decades of priesthood                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  between Bishop Foys and the stu-
that he has blessed fire trucks).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        dents was lively. Bishop Foys even
    An episcopal visit gives Bishop Foys an extended                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    gave the students the following
opportunity to come to know the parish and its people;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Monday off (it was already their
at the same time the people have a chance to meet the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   scheduled fall break).
bishop. The typical experience features dozens of
encounters between the bishop, parishioners, students
and school and parish staff.
    Eleven representatives of the parish, finance and
school councils, including Sister Dolores, met with                                                                                                 Bishop Foys greeted all parishioners follow-
Bishop Foys on the first night, a regular feature of an                                                                                              ing the Saturday evening and Sunday morn-
episcopal visit. Bishop Foys learned of the parish’s cur-                                                                                           ing Masses the weekend of the episcopal visit
rent situation, its strengths and some of the challenges                                                                                            Oct. 7–9.
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    The parish is something of a mecca for the sur-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fitzgerald and Keener photos

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                                            Offertory program
Michael Murray, diocesan director for the Stewardship and Missions Office, conducted a review of the
Offertory and Time, Talent and Treasure Programs for parish representatives in the Blessed Sacrament
Undercroft Oct. 12. The diocese is preparing for the fifth year of the program, which is scheduled to
take place in November 2011. For more information contact the diocesan Stewardship and Missions
Office at (859) 392-1540.

Episcopal visit                                                 “I was impressed with the members of the various
                 (Continued from page 13)                   advisory councils of the parish. At my meeting with
dents send birthday cards each year to newly baptized       them they were open and forthright about their dreams
infants.                                                    for the future of the parish as well as realistically look-
    In a discussion earlier in the day with Bishop Foys,                                                    .
                                                            ing at the challenges that face parishes today They are
Sister Dolores said another challenge is people’s per-      proud of their parish, of their accomplishments, and
ception that Catholic education is mainly for the           rightly so. The parishioners are fortunate to have their
“elite.” But after experiencing the school, parents come    representation on the various councils that serve to
to “know we can meet their child’s needs.”                  advise their pastor.
    Sister Dolores noted the number of scholarships             “Father Bob Rottgers is totally dedicated to the
awarded to eighth-grade graduates. Last year three of       parishioners, and it was obvious in my talking with
six eighth graders received scholarships to Bishop          parishioners as well as with Father Rottgers’ interac-
Brossard and Newport Central Catholic high schools;         tion with them that they are pleased with his leader-
the year before, three of nine did so. “If we are getting   ship. He has a true shepherd’s heart and that comes
that level of scholarships, we must be doing something      through loudly and clearly in talking with and observ-
right,” she said.                                           ing him in action. Both the parishioners and Father
    Sister Dolores has had success with receiving           Rottgers are fortunate to have each other.
grants. Because of her efforts, the school has received a       “My visit to the school was a high point of the parish
$6000 grant for the Barton program; a $1000 Kroger          visitation. I found the children in every class to be
grant for the library; and a $10,000 grant for a new math   respectful, bright, happy and engaging. The joy that I
program. Key to successful grant writing, she says, is to   had observed over the course of the visitation was pal-
be “very specific, enumerate exactly what you want. …        pable in the students. It was abundantly clear that the
We’ve just been lucky — and we pray to St. Joseph!”         parishioners value their school and, with the principal,
    The entire education effort is supported by the high    teachers and staff, do much and sacrifice much to make
level of parental involvement. “Parents are very sup-       it a true blessing to the parish. In talking with the vari-
portive and really involved in the life of their kids,”     ous advisory bodies it is apparent that the school is seen
Sister Dolores said.                                        as a means of evangelization in the community      .”
    “On my visitation to St. Philip Parish I found a            In an interview after the weekend, Father Rottgers
parish both vibrant and alive,” Bishop Foys said. “It is    said the parishioners really enjoyed Bishop Foys’ visit
a parish that has a true sense of Church and that makes     and “they were happy that he really enjoyed the
a contribution not only to the Catholic community but       school.”
also to the community at large. It is able to accomplish        “I think it’s a good thing how (Bishop Foys) goes out
much owing in large part to the sense of belonging that     and gets a feel for the parishes. And I think the ques-
it engenders in its parishioners. There is a real joy in    tion-and-answer period with the combined counsels
the hearts of the people of St. Philip, as demonstrated     really helps. I love how he visited the school. I think he
by the wonderful participation in the Mass. I was           really gets a good feel of what’s going on. I was really
amazed at how the voices of people at Mass filled the        proud of our kids and our school.”
Church with prayer and song.
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                                                     Open house schedule
                                                     for diocesan schools
                                                        Looking for a great school? Great idea! Schools in the Diocese of Covington are
                                                     ready to help you with this important decision. Close to 10,000 students have chosen
                                                     a faith-centered, “values”-packed education from Catholic schools in this diocese.
                                                     Look closer and you’ll see why  .
                                                        Visit any Catholic school in the Diocese of Covington and you are sure to notice
                                                     the spirit of community formed by the students, teachers and administrators. What
                                                     they all share are common goals and common values. This spirit of community
                                                     extends beyond the walls of the school. Each year, Catholic school students spend
                                                     thousands of hours in service to others. It is no wonder that Catholic schools pre-
                                                     pare students for a faith-filled life distinguished by productive work and valuable
                                                     contributions to their communities. In fact, many prominent community leaders in
                                                     Northern Kentucky-Greater Cincinnati are graduates of the Catholic schools in the
                                                     Diocese of Covington.
                                                        The diocese’s 28 elementary schools and nine secondary schools are located in six
                                                     Northern Kentucky counties. Many have scheduled an open house for you and your
                                                     child to come and get to know them. All invite you to visit their website; if you can’t
                                                     make the open house contact them for a tour or for more information.

                                                     HIGH SCHOOLS
                                                     Bishop Brossart High School                  Newport Central Catholic High School
                                                       Thursday, Oct. 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m.            Wednesday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m.
                                                     Covington Catholic High School               Notre Dame Academy
                                                       Sunday, Nov. 6, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.            Sunday, Nov. 6, 12:30-3 p.m.
                                                     Covington Latin School                         Tuesday, March 13, after school
                                                                  St. Henry District High School
                                                       Sunday, Feb. 12, 1-3 p.m.          
                                                     Holy Cross District High School                Sunday, Oct. 9, 1-3 p.m.
      Villa Madonna Academy PTAO             
                                                       Wednesday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m.
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Campbell, Kenton parishes conduct first Census Sunday
                     Tim Fitzgerald                          an interest as well, because of her son.                         “I was very pleased. It’s a big task to organize and
                         Editor                                  Dave Scott and Mary Margaret Weller comprised             takes a lot of work” including the behind-the-scenes vol-
   St. Benedict Church on 17th St. in Covington was one      another team; both are longtime parishioners, even            unteers who answer phones, prepare hospitality and
of the 29 parishes participating in the census of            after Mr. Scott moved to Independence 15 years ago.           other support activities.
Campbell and Kenton counties this past weekend.                  They visited 45 of their 60 assigned homes. Mr. Scott        Father Maher said St. Benedict’s census organizers
   Thirty two-person teams walked their routes through-      said his experience was “instructive … a real variety of      plan to finish their work on Oct. 23, visiting more resi-
out the parish boundaries, 15th St. on                                                people.”                             dences and revisiting homes where they received no
the north, Madison Ave. on the west, the                                                  One resident, who grew up a      answer Oct. 16.
Licking River on the east, and Meinken                                                Catholic in the former parish of        At St. Anthony Church, Taylor Mill, Pete Manczyk
Field (Eastern Ave.) on the south. Clare                                              St. Aloysius in Covington, said he   and his wife Teresa were one of the nine teams that vis-
Voll, parish secretary and census data                                                had stopped going to church, say-    ited homes Oct. 16.
coordinator, estimated there are 1700                                                 ing, “I’m religious but not just        “My wife, Teresa, and I ‘survived’ our census experi-
addresses within the parish.                                                          practicing.” Another young man       ence!” Mr. Manczyk wrote in an e-mail. “Seriously, it
   The parish teams were scheduled to                                                 they met was busy rehabbing his      was a whole lot better than we expected. People were
make their home visits between 1 and 5 p.m. on Oct. 16.      large older home; he said his parents were St. Benedict       generally very nice and polite. The day was beautiful
Most teams reported back to the parish after two or three    members years ago and that he might join the parish.          and warm (although a little windy). We covered 55 hous-
hours. Most teams will continue their census-taking this         “The people we talked with were fine,” said Mr. Scott.     es in less than three hours. The committee made it easy
Sunday Oct. 23, joined by another five or so teams.           He said the census idea was a “good thing because just        for us by having everything ready for us in our packet.
   How did things go?                                        three or four good experiences, like those with some of the      “We had one visit that made the day really worth-
   Team members Sister Mary Joseph Ippolito and              young people, make it worth while. … You can’t always tell    while. We met a disabled lady from another Catholic
Sister Clare Marie Borchard, both members of the             at the time what will come” of the face-to-face contact.      parish that rarely made it back to her church. She had
Franciscan Daughters of Mary, a public association of            “I’m proud of St. Ben’s … it’s a positive in our com-     not had a chance to fill out an information form. We did
the faithful, said they visited about 60 homes. “Things      munity  .”                                                    that for her. She requested some prayers and asked that
went well, people were very receptive, they liked the            Father Ryan Maher, pastor and one of two diocesan         we contact her pastor to have Communion brought to
idea that we came to say hi,” Sister Mary Joseph said.       census coordinators, said through his parish’s experi-        her occasionally if she could not make it to her parish.
The Franciscan Daughters’ residence is next door to          ence he’s seen firsthand how the census is an opportu-         She was grateful that we came and when we left she had
Holy Family School on 16th St.                               nity to evangelize and represent the parish to the sur-       a big smile on her face.
   They enjoyed talking about some specifics. One                                    .
                                                             rounding community The census planning and the                   “At that moment, I mentally stopped complaining
young woman just moved into the neighborhood from            blessing and send-off on Oct. 16 also are opportunities       about giving up my Sunday afternoon to do a census
California. She was raised a Catholic but had fallen         to “gather the community,” he said.                           route instead of either working in the yard or watching
away from practicing. “She said, ‘It’s about time to get         After chatting with returning census takers, he said,     football games. … I understood why this was an oppor-
back to the Lord,’” Sister Mary Joseph said.                 “They seemed to have good experiences. … I think (our                                                            .
                                                                                                                           tunity to be ‘the face of Christ’ in the community … I
   Another woman, a mother of two children who               parishioners) felt it was worthwhile, and some good sto-      was a little apprehensive about bothering people on
attend Holy Family School, is not Catholic, but said her     ries have already surfaced about their meeting people         their day off. But there are people out there who have
fifth-grade son has shown some interest in the Catholic       and talking with them. The tone of the census takers          needs and do want to know that somebody cares enough
faith. She told Sister Mary Joseph that she’ll likely take   overall was very positive.”                                   to visit them. We saw some.”
18 October 21, 2011                                                                                                              Messenger

                      Bishop Blaire: Bishops saw no need
                      to rewrite ‘Faithful Citizenship’
                                      Nancy Frazier O’Brien                       Citizenship’ reflects the teaching of the bishops and
                                       Catholic News Service                      that it is still a very important statement for use in the
                         WASHINGTON — Four years after the bishops’ over-         formation of consciences,” he said. “The issues con-
                      whelming approval of their teaching document                tained in it were still very relevant and still quite appro-
                      “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship,” key         priate and pertinent.”
                      leaders of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops did          At their June meeting near Seattle, Archbishop
                      not feel that they needed to reinvent the wheel.            Timothy M. Dolan of New York, USCCB president,
                         The document highlighting issues that should be          asked the bishops in executive session whether they
                      considered by Catholics as they make election-year          concurred in that approach and the response was posi-
                      decisions “was well worked out in 2007,” said Bishop        tive, Bishop Blaire said.
                      Stephen E. Blaire of Stockton, Calif., chairman of the          “We decided in the note to lift up the issues that had
                      Committee on Domestic Justice and Human                     been in our thinking and on our agenda in these last
                      Development, in an Oct. 13 telephone interview with         years, so we did that,” he added. “And we wanted it to be
                      Catholic News Service.                                      clear that this document was not a voters’ guide, but a
                         “It was quite a challenge to come to a consensus and     teaching document for the formation of consciences.”
                      then bring it to the whole body of bishops, which had           The introduction focused on six “current and funda-
                      never been done before,” Bishop Blaire added. “It was       mental problems, some involving opposition to intrin-
                      hard fought and well thought out. Since it was a teaching   sic evils and others raising serious moral questions”:
                      document, we felt it was important to keep it intact.”          — Abortion “and other threats to the lives and digni-
                         That decision was reached during “several meet-          ty of others who are vulnerable, sick or unwanted.”
                      ings” involving nine committees — pro-life, migration,          — Conscience threats to Catholic ministries in
                      education, communications, doctrine, domestic justice,      health care, education and social services.
                      international justice and peace, cultural diversity, and        — “Intensifying efforts to redefine marriage” or to
                      laity, marriage, family life and youth, he said.            undermine it as “the permanent, faithful and fruitful
                         “It was definitely a general consensus that to reopen     union of one man and one woman.”
                      it would not have been helpful,” Bishop Blaire said.            — An economic crisis that has increased national
                         But the committee chairmen decided to write a new        and global unemployment, poverty and hunger, requir-
                      introductory note pointing out that “‘Faithful              ing efforts to “protect those who are poor and vulnera-
                                                                                  ble as well as future generations.”
                                                                                      — “The failure to repair a broken immigration sys-
                      Freedom from hunger                                         tem.”
                                                                                      — “Serious moral questions” raised by wars, terror
                      is essential part of                                        and violence, “particularly the absence of justice, secu-
                                                                                  rity and peace in the Holy Land and throughout the
                      right to life, pope says                                    Middle East.”
                                                                                      The 2007 document, approved by a vote of 214-4, was
                                            John Thavis                           approved by the bishops’ Administrative Committee at
                                        Catholic News Service                     its mid-September meeting and made public Oct. 4.
                          VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI appealed for               The introduction says that “Faithful Citizenship,”
                      immediate and long-term relief for the world’s hungry,      one in a series of documents that have been issued
                      saying the right to adequate nourishment is a funda-        before every presidential election for nearly 35 years,
                      mental part of the right to life.                           “has at times been misused to present an incomplete or
                          The hunger crisis that affects millions of people       distorted view of the demands of faith in politics” but
                      today is a sign of the deep gulf between the haves and      “remains a faithful and challenging call to discipleship
                      the have-nots of the world and calls for changes in         in the world of politics.”
                      lifestyle and in global economic mechanisms, the pope
                      said in a message marking World Food Day Oct. 16. The
                      text was addressed to Jacques Diouf, director-general of
                      the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization.
                          Citing the famine and refugee crisis in the Horn of
                      Africa, the pope said the “painful images” of starving
                      people underline the need for both emergency aid and
                      long-term intervention to support agricultural produc-
                      tion and distribution.
                          “Freedom from the yoke of hunger is the first con-
                      crete manifestation of that right to life which, although
                      solemnly proclaimed, often remains far from being
                      effectively implemented,” he said.
                          The theme of this year’s World Food Day focused on
                      food prices, and the pope said current pricing volatility
                      reflected the tendency toward speculation on food com-
                      modities. He said a new global attitude is needed.
                          “There are clear signs of the profound division
                      between those who lack daily sustenance and those who
                      have huge resources at their disposal,” he said. Given
                      the dramatic nature of the problem, reflection and
                      analysis are not enough — action must be taken, he said.
                          The pope said it was easy but mistaken to “reduce
                      every consideration to the food demands of a growing
                      population.” Demographic experts have predicted that
                      the earth’s population will reach 7 billion by Oct. 31.
                          The real solution to food imbalances, the pope said,
                      lies in modifying behavior and changing structures so
                      that “every person, today and not tomorrow, has access
                      to the necessary food resources” and so that agricultur-
                      al production has stability .
                          He said the major challenges include lifestyle
                      changes to promote moderation in consumption and
                      the protection of natural resources, as well as new
                      investments in agricultural infrastructure.
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Bishop Finn, diocese plead not guilty                                                                                      responsibility and authority to receive and investigate

to failure to report child abuse
                                                                                                                           reports of suspicious, inappropriate behavior or sexual
                                                                                                                           misconduct by clergy employees or program volunteers.”
                                                                                                                              A separate vicar for clergy, Father Jerome Powers,
                 Catholic News Service                        tions made against him in two separate lawsuits filed         also was appointed. The role previously had been part
   KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Bishop Robert W. Finn and the           this summer.                                                 of the vicar general’s responsibilities.
Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, which he heads,               The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph and Bishop             Bishop Finn also asked for prayers for himself and
entered pleas of not guilty to misdemeanor charges of         Finn also have been named in the civil suits, which          the diocese as well as for the “unity of our priests, our
failure to report child abuse.                                accuse both of failing to keep Father Ratigan away from      people, the parishes, and the Catholic institutions.”
   The charges, brought by Jackson County Prosecutor          children apparently after learning disturbing images            “With deep faith, we will weather this storm and
Jean Peters Baker in relation to the diocese’s handling       were found on the priest’s computer and being warned         never cease to fulfill our mission, even in moments of
of the case of Father Shawn Ratigan, were acknowl-            of the priest’s inappropriate behavior around children.      adversity,” he said.
edged in an Oct. 14 statement on the diocesan website.           In early September, an independent report commis-            Suspicions about Father Ratigan first arose in mid-
   “Bishop Finn denies any criminal wrongdoing and            sioned by the diocese to examine its policies and proce-     December 2010, when a laptop belonging to the priest, then
has cooperated at all stages with law enforcement, the        dures on assessing child sexual abuse allegations found                                                 ,
                                                                                                                           pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Kansas City was turned in
grand jury, the prosecutor’s office” and the independent       “shortcomings, inaction and confusing procedures.”           to diocesan officials; a computer technician found disturb-
commission appointed by the diocese to study the mat-            The report also said that “diocesan leaders failed to     ing photos on the hard drive. The photos included pictures
ter, said Gerald Handley, the bishop’s attorney “We will      follow their own policies and procedures for responding      of female children at parish events, including one of a
continue our efforts to resolve this matter.”                 to reports” relating to abuse claims.                        naked female child who was not identifiable.
   Bishop Finn said in a statement after diocesan attor-         After the priest’s arrest, Bishop Finn pledged to coop-      In May, a search of his family’s home turned up a
neys entered the pleas in court that he “will meet these      erate with law enforcement authorities and Baker credit-     disk and hard drive with 18 different images of child
announcements with a steady resolve and a vigorous            ed him for that during a news conference announcing the      pornography, Father Ratigan was charged with three
defense.”                                                     indictments. The grand jury handed down the indict-          counts of possession of child pornography in Clay
   The charge against Bishop Finn carries a maximum           ments Oct. 6, but they were not made public because          County, followed later by the federal charges.
penalty of a $1,000 fine and one year in jail. The diocese     Bishop Finn was traveling outside of the country and did        In a message read in parishes at Masses in early
faces a fine of up to $5,000.                                  not return until late on Oct. 13, Baker said.                June, Bishop Finn expressed regret for the way the dio-
   Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, the Vatican                  Bishop Finn testified before the grand jury Sept. 16.      cese handled information it received about Father
spokesman, had no comment on the indictment.                  Afterward, he told reporters, “We’re doing the best we       Ratigan’s activities.
   Diocesan spokeswoman Rebecca Summers told                  can to cooperate with law enforcement.”                         “As bishop, I take full responsibility for these fail-
Catholic News Service Oct. 17 that Bishop Finn carried           Several other diocesan leaders, including spokes-         ures and sincerely apologize to you for them. Clearly, we
out a full schedule of activities over the weekend, includ-   woman Summers, also testified before the grand jury,          have to do more. Please know that we have — and will
ing participating in a fundraising event attended by 500      the <<Kansas City Star>> daily newspaper reported.           continue to cooperate with all local authorities regard-
people, Mass and confession at the Cathedral of the              In the diocesan statement, Bishop Finn said that once     ing these matters,” he said.
Immaculate Conception and a meeting with senior staff.        the situation with Father Ratigan arose, the diocese            Contributing to this report was John Thavis in
   Father Ratigan was arrested in May on state charges        began to “address the issues that led to this crisis.” He    Rome. The full statement from the Diocese of Kansas
of possessing child pornography In August, federal            pointed to steps to reinforce and expand diocesan proce-     City-St. Joseph is available at www.diocese-
prosecutors charged him with producing child pornog-          dures regarding the reporting of child sex abuse. He also
raphy The priest, a former pastor, also is facing accusa-     appointed an ombudsman charged with having “the
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   “Footloose” (Paramount) After a night of dirty            feature follows a paleontologist (Mary Elizabeth             who also wrote and directed, takes viewers on a reflec-
dancing by five hard-drinking, drug-taking high school        Winstead) to Antarctica where Norwegian researchers          tive, and ultimately rewarding, exploration of elemental
seniors from a small Southern town ends with a fatal         have discovered a parasitic alien buried inside a glacier.   themes that challenges materialistic values. But the
car crash, one victim’s father (Dennis Quaid), the local     Dutch director Matthijs van Heijningen makes little          film’s focus, like the varied motivations of the contempo-
Presbyterian minister, spearheads legislation to ban         attempt to deepen the story’s thematic subtext or            rary pilgrims it portrays, is more broadly spiritual than
                               public dancing. But his       exploit the inherently menacing atmosphere. The short-       specifically religious, faith being treated, albeit with
                                daughter        (Julianne    comings of his adequate but unnecessary homage don’t         refreshing respect, as something the characters
                                Hough) supports an           amount to an egregious crime against cinema, good            encounter rather than fully embrace. Brief partial rear
           Movie                underground           teen                   .
                                                             taste or decency But his focus on the forensic clarity of           ,
                                                                                                                          nudity drug use, a couple of instances of profanity and
           Capsules             revolt, which gains                                               .
                                                             the visual effects will unsettle many Frequent intense,      of crass language, references to abortion and sexuality  .
                                steam with the arrival       gory creature violence, an implied suicide, some pro-        CNS: A-III; MPAA: PG-13.
                                from Boston of a James       fanity, much rough, crude and crass language, a lewd
Dean-like pouting rebel (Kenny Wormald). Director            reference to incest. CNS: L; MPAA: R.
Craig Brewer’s remake of the 1984 film of the same title         “The Way” (Producers Distribution Agency /ARC)
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retains — and ramps up — the problematic message of          After his semi-estranged son (Emilio Estevez) dies in a
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matter the consequences. Negative portrayal of reli-         Compostela, a California doctor (Martin Sheen) and self-
                                                                                                                             Catholic News Service (CNS) classifications are:
gion; acceptance of teenage drinking, drug use, sexual       identified lapsed Catholic resolves to complete the jour-
                                                                                                                             • A-I — general patronage;
activity and reckless driving; a brutal assault; and a few                                                 .
                                                             ney as a means of honoring the lad’s memory Along the
                                                                                                                             • A-II — adults and adolescents;
instances of crude and crass language. CNS O; MPAA:          mountainous path, he meets three fellow sojourners — a          • A-III — adults;
PG-13.                                                       tart-tongued Canadian woman, a merrily gormandizing             • L — limited adult audience (films whose problematic
   “The Thing” (Universal) Billed as a prequel to John       Dutchman and a garrulous Irish writer — who together               content many adults would find troubling);
Carpenter’s 1982 movie of the same name, itself a            begin to break down both his self-imposed isolation and         • O — morally offensive.
remake of a 1951 horror classic, this passable creature      the mild orneriness by which he enforces it. Estevez,

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            For all employees and volunteers of the
        Diocese of Covington who in any way provide a
                 safe environment for children:

  Step 1: Complete the volunteer application and
  acceptance forms at your parish or school after review-
  ing the Diocesan Policies and Procedures for Addressing
  Sexual Misconduct with your supervisor.

  Step 2: Register at To register, visit and click on “registration” and follow
  the prompts.

  Step 3: Choose and attend a class. Parents and
  other interested persons are most welcome. No children,
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    Thursday, Nov. 10, 1 to 4:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, Dec. 7, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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  your live training and been processed. You will receive
  e-mail notices that say unless
  your computer program blocks them. Access your
  bulletins (12 per year), using these directions:
  –   Enter your ID and password
      Click on TRAINING at top toolbar
      Click on TRAINING COMPLIANCE on left green panel       Donut Wars – The battle continues
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  –   Click on (CLICK FOR DETAILS)                              Kit Andrews and four student representatives, two            “Kit’s Maple Log sold out first,” said Jennifer Davis
  –   Choose a bulletin to read                              each from Holy Cross District and Newport Central            Daly, ACUE event coordinator. “We were piggy-backing
  –   Hit SUBMIT after finishing EACH article.
                                                             Catholic high schools, took the Donut Wars to the street,    on a coffee-tasting event which was also held on the
                                                             or rather Fountain Square, Oct. 12, to raise awareness                        .”
                                                                                                                          Square that day Mrs. Daly praised the four high school
  I Oct. Bulletin: posted Oct. 2; due Nov. 1
                                                             about the fundraiser benefiting the                                              representatives. “They were wonder-
                                                             Diocese of Covington’s Alliance for                                             ful. They really represented their
  To Update Your Account:
                                                             Catholic Urban Education (ACUE)                                                                                .”
                                                                                                                                             schools and ACUE beautifully The
  Do you need to change contact information or where
                                                             Consortium and the Archdiocese of                                               Donut War continues throughout the
  you volunteer?
                                                             Cincinnati’ Catholic Inner-city School                                          month of October. Donuts are avail-
  –                                         Education (CISE) Fund. Brittany                                                 able for sale at local Busken bakeries
  –   Enter your ID and password
                                                             Trame and Lamar Chames, HCDHS,                                                  and Remke’s Biggs locations. Visit
  –   Click on TOOLBOX
                                                             and Hannah Sykes and Brady Thacker,                                    and search for Donut
  –   Click on UPDATE MY ACCOUNT
  –   Edit your information and save.                        NCCHS, joined Ms. Andrews in distrib-                                           Wars for a running tally .
                                                             uting samples of Kit Andrews’ Maple                                                Also, coming Nov. 12, the annual
  If you are having difficulties with the program, please     Log donut and Tim Hedrick’s Eye of the                                          “Remembering Our Roots” ACUE gala
  call Anita Geiger at (859) 392-1565 or e-mail
                                                             Hurricane donut to visitors at Fountain Square. Donuts       will be held at the Newport Syndicate. Tickets are still
                                                             were also available for purchase on the Square. By the       available. Call (859) 392-1584 or 392-1582.
                                                             end of the day 18 dozen donuts had been sold or sampled.
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National/World                                                                                     church officials working on the legal front, is the way religious   tion for a new grant, “especially since this administration has
                                                                                                   institutions and individuals opposed to same-sex marriage con-      said it stands fully behind freedom of conscience.” She noted
US House passes Protect Life Act                                                                   duct business from hall rentals to receiving government con-        that the MRS’s anti-trafficking program “ran quite well with-
                                                                                                   tracts for social services. Recently the Diocese of Peoria, Ill.,   out these services” and said it would be “tragic if abortion pol-
in bipartisan vote                                                                                 withdrew from all state-funded social service contracts, citing     itics harmed the men, women and children already at risk
   WASHINGTON — The U.S. House Oct. 13 passed the Protect                                          increasing clashes between state law and church teaching on         because of the crime and scandal of human trafficking.” MRS
Life Act, which applies long-standing federal policies on abor-                                    same-sex relationships. The Diocese of Rockford stopped offer-      officials had no immediate comment. Jesse Moore, spokesman
tion funding and conscience rights to the health reform law.                                       ing state-funded adoptions and foster care services when the        for Health and Human Services, simply told CNS in an Oct. 12
The measure passed with a bipartisan vote of 251 to 172. Its                                       Illinois civil unions legislation took effect June 1. Catholic      e-mail that the “grantees were awarded funding through a com-
chief sponsors were Rep. Joe Pitts, R-Pa., chairman of the                                         Charities in the dioceses of Joliet and Springfield and Catholic    petitive grant process to provide comprehensive case manage-
Health Subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and                                           Social Services of Southern Illinois in Belleville also have been   ment services for human trafficking victims through the
Commerce, and Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Ill., who co-chairs the                                         involved in legal proceedings with the state since then. In 2006,   National Human Trafficking Victim Assistance Program.” He
Congressional Pro-Life Caucus. The bill also had 144 co-spon-                                      Catholic Charities in San Francisco and Boston stopped adop-        added that the “competitive grant process is used across the
sors. “The health care law made it clear that the current way                                      tion placements when laws required equal treatment of appli-        government and allows federal agencies to consider a broad
we prevent taxpayer funding of abortion through annual riders                                      cants in same-sex relationships. Elsewhere, including New           range of potential applicants and select those that can deliver
is dangerously fragile,” Lipinski said in January when the                                         York where a same-sex marriage law took effect July 24, church      services most effectively and efficiently.”
measure was introduced. “We must take action to prevent fed-                                       institutions are carefully monitoring how such laws are being
eral funding for abortion under the health care law and                                            applied and are vigilant for threats to religious liberty in the    Study finds divide exists in how
throughout the government, without exception.” In a state-                                         areas of taxes, housing, education and employment. “The gen-
ment released Oct. 14, Deirdre McQuade, spokeswoman for the                                                                                                ,
                                                                                                   eral issue is the definition of marriage creates many many          Catholics read Church news
U.S. bishop’s pro-life secretariat, said that by passing H.R. 358,                                 rights, not just one,” explained Anthony R. Picarello Jr., gener-      WASHINGTON — A Catholic Press Association-commis-
“the House has taken an important step toward authentic                                            al counsel for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. “So         sioned study showed that 26 percent of adult Catholics had
health care reform that respects the dignity of all, from con-                                     changing the definition of marriage creates changes through-        read a print copy of their diocesan newspaper or magazine in
ception onward.” McQuade urged the Senate to likewise “help                                        out the legal system.”                                              the past three months, but only 4 percent had gone to their
make health care reform life-affirming.” The Protect Life Act                                                                                                          computer to view the online version of the publication. The
applies the Hyde amendment to health care reform “so federal                                       US bishops’ agency denied federal                                   study also revealed that readership of Catholic newspapers has
funds will not be used to subsidize elective abortions,”                                                                                                               held steady over the past six years, a far cry from the daily
McQuade said, which brings the law “into line with other fed-                                      grant to help trafficking victims                                   newspaper business, which has recorded continuous declines
eral health programs such as Medicaid and the Federal                                                 WASHINGTON — Since 2006, the U.S. Catholic bishops’              in revenue, readership, advertising and employment. One area
Employees Health Benefits Program.” It also “helps ensure                                          Migration and Refugee Services has helped more than 2,700           that showed a drop was Catholic readers’ awareness of nation-
that the government will not pressure health professionals to                                      victims of human trafficking obtain food, clothing and access       ally distributed Catholic newspapers and magazines. But,
participate in abortion against their medical judgment, moral                                      to medical care. That service has come to a halt because the        counterbalancing the low numbers of Catholics going to the
convictions or religious beliefs,” she added.                                                      agency recently learned it did not receive a new grant award        Web to read their diocesan newspaper, there was a marked
                                                                                                   for this work from the Department of Health and Human               increase in the percentage of Catholics visiting their parish’s
Advances of same-sex marriage                                                                      Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement. MRS’ prior contract       website, up from 9 percent in a similar study in 2005 to 14 per-
                                                                                                   for the trafficking program ended Oct. 10. Mercy Sister Mary                              .
                                                                                                                                                                       cent in the 2011 study Both the 2011 and 2005 studies were con-
deepens religious liberty concern                                                                  Ann Walsh, director of media relations for the U.S. Conference      ducted by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at
   WASHINGTON — The widening campaign by gay rights                                                of Catholic Bishops, told Catholic News Service Oct. 11 that                                .
                                                                                                                                                                       Georgetown University The 2011 study was funded with a grant
advocates to promote same-sex marriage as a civil rights issue                                     she hoped the Catholic Church’s “position against abortion,         from the Catholic Communication Campaign. “The differences
is forcing Catholic and other religious institutions to confront                                   sterilization and artificial contraception has not entered into     between some of the religious market and the secular market
charges of intolerance and discrimination. Also at risk, say                                       this decision” by the HHS refugee office to reject MRS’ applica-    was something we were curious about, and readership patterns

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showed up very strongly in the print publications,” said Tim      mitment to sharing faith with others. Celebrating Mass Oct. 16      Archbishop Tutu: Africa must
Walter, CPA executive director. “I was hoping that it would be    with participants in a Vatican conference on new evangeliza-
verified, so I was pleased with the results.” The study gives     tion, the pope said the Year of Faith would give “renewed ener-     shun anti-women practices
solid evidence that Catholic newspaper readers are loyal to the   gy to the mission of the whole church to lead men and women            NAIROBI, Kenya — Africa should shun cultural practices
print format. CPA leaders have wrestled with how to approach      out of the desert they often are in and toward the place of life:   that prevent women from advancement, retired Anglican
the hypothetical diocesan chief financial officer who would       friendship with Christ who gives us fullness of life.” The pope     Archbishop Desmond Tutu said at a memorial Mass for
argue that “you can put this newspaper online and we can save     said the observance would begin Oct. 11, 2012 — the 50th            Wangari Maathai, 2004 Nobel Peace Prize laureate. But
a lot of money and it can be just as effective,” Walter told      anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council —          Archbishop Tutu, the 1984 Nobel laureate, said Africa has
Catholic News Service. “What it verified is that if you take      and conclude Nov. 24, 2013 — the feast of Christ the King. “It      every reason to celebrate the “few successes” it has made in
away this print product, you don’t have another communica-        will be a moment of grace and commitment to an ever fuller          the area of empowering and promoting its women. He spoke
tions tool to reach them.”                                        conversion to God, to reinforce our faith in him and to pro-        Oct. 14, one week after two Liberian women were among three
                                                                  claim him with joy to the people of our time,” the pope said in     winners of the 2011 Nobel Prize. “Let us — as we mourn the
Pope announces ‘Year of Faith’                                               .
                                                                  his homily Pope Benedict explained his intention more fully in      late Professor Maathai — thank God for this, while we pray for
                                                                  “Porta Fidei” (“The Door of Faith”), an apostolic letter            more women’s achievements on the African continent,”
to help renew missionary energy                                   released Oct. 17 to formally announce the special year. “Faith      Archbishop Tutu said. He said that even modern sayings such
  VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI announced a special            grows when it is lived as an experience of love received and        as, “Behind every successful man is a women,” were detrimen-
“Year of Faith” to help Catholics appreciate the gift of faith,   when it is communicated as an experience of grace and joy    ,”     tal to women. “Whoever said our women can only be behind
deepen their relationship with God and strengthen their com-      the pope wrote.                                                     men and not either on side or in front?” he asked.

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                                                                                              My Dear Friends in Christ:
                                                                                              In the Book of the Prophet Jeremiah, the Lord God tells us, “I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who
                                                                                              will pasture you wisely and discreetly.” (Jer. 3:15) The Lord is always faithful to His promises, and this is truly
                                                                                              apparent in the Diocese of Covington. This year 27 men have heard and answered the Lord’s call to discern a
                                                                                              priestly vocation!
                                                                                              Our seminarians have dedicated themselves to follow the Lord more completely in their discernment. Through
                                                                                              seminary formation they strive to have the heart of the Good Shepherd, so that they will one day be able to
                                                                                              proclaim the Good News as humble priests of Jesus Christ. As the Lord has called them to serve His faithful
                                                                                              people, so too are we called to support them on their journey of faith. I thank all of you, who for many years
                                                                                              now, have been praying for an increase in priestly vocations – your prayers are working. I am especially grateful
                                                                                              to those of you who have financially supported the education and formation of our seminarians.
                                                                                              In recent days, you should have received three items: a brochure, which will give you a glimpse into the hearts
                                                                                              and minds of some of our seminarians, as well as provide a little insight into the financial needs of the
                                                                                              Seminarian Education Fund; a bookmark, which I hope will remind you of the need to pray for our seminarians
                                                                                              and for priestly vocations; and a donation envelope, to assist you in financially supporting the education and
                                                                                              formation of our seminarians.
                                                                                              With the blessing of an increase in the number of our seminarians, comes the added burden of financing their
                                                                                              education and formation. I trust that God will provide. I realize that many of the good people of our diocese are
                                                                                              truly struggling during these difficult economic times. If this is the case in your situation, know that you are in my
                                                                                              prayers. I ask that you strive all the more to offer prayers and petitions for our seminarians. Know that whatever
                                                                                              your contribution to the Seminarian Education Fund, spiritual or financial, as your bishop I am most grateful.
                                                                                              Let us trust together that the Lord will indeed provide us with shepherds after his own heart. Know that I pray
                                                                                              for you every day. Please pray for me.
                                                                                                                                                            Yours devotedly in the Lord,

                                                                                                                                                            Most Rev. Roger J. Foys, D. D.
                                                                                                                                                            Bishop of Covington

Deacon John Michniuk                 Luis León           Allan Frederick           Michael Hennigen                 Michael Norton                   Ryan Stenger                    Jacob Straub                   William Appel                 Ernie Darby
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