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Summit Country Day launches ‘Aiming Higher’ campaign

Head of School Rich Wilson offers parents a preview of the Aiming Higher comprehensive campaign plans. (Courtesy Photo/The Summit Country Day School)

Staff Report

The Summit Country Day School, a Catholic school educating students from age 2 through high school in Hyde Park, announced an $18.6 million capital campaign entitled “Aiming Higher” Tuesday afternoon. Among the initiatives, the campaign would fund a five-story addition to the east wing of the main building. Continue reading

Archbishop urges youth at congress to do deeds of love, mercy every day


People pray March 15 during the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress. This year's gathering March 12-15 at the convention center in Anaheim, Calif., drew close to 40,000 people. (CNS photo/Victor Aleman, Vida Nueva)

By Catholic News Service

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez advised young Catholics to do three things: talk to Jesus, read the Gospels, and do deeds of love and mercy every day.

“The work of Jesus’ words continues through you and though me,” the archbishop said in a March 12 homily. “So in the same way, just be normal. Have fun, enjoy life. … Because Jesus wants to be your friend.”

Archbishop Gomez was the main celebrant and homilist at Mass with more than 15,000 young Catholics in attendance on Youth Day, the first day of the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress.

This year’s gathering March 12-15 at the Anaheim Convention Center drew close to 40,000 people.

The annual event, which began in 1968, draws Catholics from across the United States and other countries. This year, attendees hailed from 49 different states and 21 different countries, with 13 coming from Pakistan. Continue reading

Salesian Guild to honor Father Robert Hater
Father Hater

Father Robert Hater. (Courtesy Photo)

Press Release

Father Robert Hater, a priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati who for more than 50 years has spread Gospel values through his writing, teaching and lectures, will be honored as the Salesian Guild’s Distinguished Communicator of the Year at the group’s annual dinner meeting in Cincinnati on Saturday, Jan. 24.

Guest speaker for the event will be Brother Mickey McGrath, an Oblate of St. Francis de Sales, who creates art for many of today’s leading Catholic publishers and organizations. Continue reading

Cardinal: Pope is ‘friend, brother’; working with him ‘really beautiful’

Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, president of Caritas Internationalis, gives his keynote address during a conference at the Bread for the World headquarters in Washington June 3. During the conference, Catholic experts looked at libertarianism and why it is incompatible with Catholic social teaching. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

By Beth Griffin
Catholic News Service 

NEW YORK — Pope Francis evangelizes with “encyclicals of gestures,” which speak louder than words and texts, said Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga of Tegucigalpa.

One of nine members of the Council of Cardinals advising the pope, the cardinal reflected on the reorganization of the Roman Curia, his advisory role to the pope, and Catholic response to climate change. Continue reading

University of Dayton gets largest gift in school history

 Press Release

The University of Dayton announced today the George and Amanda Hanley Foundation will make a $12.5 million gift to establish the University of Dayton as a national leader for innovation in sustainability education. It’s the largest single gift in university history. Continue reading

University of Dayton hosts Catholic Education Summit

By Erin Callahan
For The Catholic Telegraph

While the nation debates Common Core, Catholic educators can lead the conversation about accountability and standards while still maintaining central values, according to a discussion at the University of Dayton’s Catholic Education Summit on July 14. Continue reading

Sister Rose Ann advocates for athletes at Xavier University

Sister Rose Ann Fleming shakes hands with a member of the Xavier University men's basketball team. (Photo courtesy of Xavier University)

By Eileen Connelly, OSU
The Catholic Telegraph

Xavier University’s student athletes are known for their skills on the court and field. Their prowess also extends to academics: XU boasts a 97 percent graduation rate among all sports teams, which is 12th in the nation and first in the Big East, and a 100 percent graduate rate for senior basketball players.

The secret to their academic success? A faith-filled and fun nun who believes in them — Sister of Notre Dame de Namur Rose Ann Fleming. Continue reading

Reader vote ranks top 10 stories of 2013

Readers overwhelmingly chose Pope Francis' election as the top story of 2013 via online vote at www.thecatholictelegraph.com.

By John Stegeman
The Catholic Telegraph

From Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation (see March 2013 cover) to Pope Francis’ election (April 2013 cover) and everything since, The Catholic Telegraph has had the story.

The year 2013 saw the paper’s cover redesigned, and an increased emphasis on the website and social media, even if things didn’t always go according to plan.

“There’s an old line that if you want to make God laugh, make a plan,” Editor-in-Chief Steve Trosley said. “That applies in news without a doubt. We started the year with some grand plans but the pace of the news — a papal election for example, the sheer size of the archdiocese and the requests from our parishes, schools and other groups for coverage preempted most of our designs.”

Still, more than 500 stories appeared in the pages and website of The Catholic Telegraph in 2013.

With that in mind The Catholic Telegraph nominated 10 stories as the year’s best and invited readers select the order via an online survey.

Below, in the order voted by readers, is a glance at the top 10 stories of 2013. Continue reading

Jubilarians 2013 (Part 1)

Editors note: The staff of The Catholic Telegraph wishes to express our gratitude to the following women religious celebrating jubilees in 2013 for their steadfast faith and dedicated service to the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Additional photos and bios were published in the November 2013 edition.  Continue reading

Latino outreach coordinator introduces families to Catholic education

By Patricia McGeever
For The Catholic Telegraph 

If you ask Geraldina Jeronimo, 6, what she likes about the first grade, she will tell you “reading and writing.” When prompted, she adds, “recess.”

Geraldina attends Holy Family School in Price Hill and her parents are thrilled she’s there. “It’s very important because she is starting a Catholic education at a young age,” says Geraldina’s father, Eulalio Jeronimo, through an interpreter. “When they are older they will have a big knowledge of the faith,” he adds.  Continue reading