Cincinnati Archdiocese

Provided / Archdiocese of Cincinnati

The superintendent of Catholic schools in the Cincinnati Archdiocese has resigned to take a similar position in Chicago.  Jim Rigg has been the leader of Cincinnati's Catholic schools since 2010.  

Ann Thompson / WVXU

Update: 3 p.m.

In the next few weeks or months the Cincinnati Archdiocese will be distributing materials aimed at getting parishioners to be more green.

Ann Thompson / WVXU

Boxes and boxes of history, owned by the Cincinnati Archdiocese  and not seen in decades, will be available for viewing  in a renovated light, humidity and temperature-controlled building in January.

The records and artifacts, dating back to the founding of what was then the Diocese of Cincinnati in 1821, will be open to the public at 25 East 8th Street upon completion of a 164-year old building, once owned by the Literary Club of Cincinnati.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

A small group gathered Thursday morning across the street from the Cincinnati Archdiocese offices in Downtown. They're protesting the new Catholic school teacher contract which includes specific language prohibiting employees from publicly supporting causes that run counter to Catholic teachings.

There won’t be any changes to the Cincinnati Archdiocese teacher contract that has come under fire in recent weeks from groups who say it is anti-gay.

The contract now includes a clause prohibiting employees from publicly supporting causes that run counter to Catholic teachings.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

St. Joseph Catholic School in the West End has something to cheer about. The school is receiving a half million dollar grant to implement a new blended-learning education model.

The plan uses technology to personalize each students learning, allowing them to move at their own pace in smaller groups.

Principal Dionne Partee says it will also free-up teachers to help students individually.

Ann Thompson / WVXU

UPDATE: (4/25/14)

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, today called on Cincinnati Archbishop Dennis Schnurr to remove the so-called “morality clause” from Cincinnati Catholic school teacher contracts for the 2014-2015 school year. The group will gather outside the Cincinnati Hamilton County Public Library this afternoon at 3:30 and will walk to the Cincinnati Archdiocese to deliver its petitions with 30,000 signatures.


Local Catholic church officials are reacting to today's announcement that Pope Benedict XVI will resign at the end of the month.

In a statement, Cincinnati Archbishop Dennis Schnurr writes:

“In announcing his resignation, Pope Benedict XVI has acted humbly and unselfishly for the good of the Church. That same spirit has characterized his entire life of service.

With students about to head back to classes, the Cincinnati Archdiocese is laying out its vision for the future.

This is the first-ever unified education plan for the 114-school diocese.

Superintendent Jim Rigg says preserving the Catholic identity is a top priority.