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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

Can’t name the 10 commandments? This is pitiful

Catholic Thoughts, September 2013

This is pitiful! Recently, an archdiocesan priest was teaching a class for catechetical certification for teachers and volunteers. The class included 28 Catholic schoolteachers. To change things up a bit, Father thought it would be fun to randomly ask the teachers a few questions of faith. The first question he asked was “What are the Ten Commandments?” He pointed to a teacher for a response, but the teacher could not name them. Continue reading

UD hosts 2nd annual Catholic Education Summit

By Megan Walsh
The Catholic Telegraph

Educators from across the United States met at the University of Dayton (UD) in southwestern Ohio on July 12 for an all-day conference on urban Catholic education.

This year’s summit focused on meeting the needs of all learners in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

Dr. Kevin Kelly, Dean of the School of Education and Health Sciences, and Susan Ferguson, Executive Director of the Center for Catholic Education at UD, welcomed about 150 teachers, administrators, counselors and graduate students and many more who virtually attended online. Continue reading

Rosary Rally, symposium set at University of Dayton July 30

Press Release

DAYTON, Ohio — An unusual procession dedicated to Mary, the mother of Jesus, will travel from a hill high on the University of Dayton campus to its heart during a “Rosary Rally.” Continue reading

Montessori program at The Summit celebrates 50 years

Students in The Summit’s Montessori program gather around for a Bible lesson. (COURTESY PHOTO)

By Eileen Connelly, OSU 
The Catholic Telegraph 

Great moments happen every day in The Summit Country Day School’s Montessori program.

In classrooms designed for Montessori teaching, materials are carefully displayed to optimize learning, independence and curiosity and ignite the creativity of the youngest Summit students. Montessori-trained teachers recognize the potential of each 2- to 6-year-old and nurture each of them. Continue reading

Education briefs: IHM School honored by national magazine

IHM School honored by national magazine 

Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) School in Cincinnati is one of 12 Catholic schools, spanning the nation geographically, culturally, and economically, to be honored this year by Today’s Catholic Teacher magazine.

Now in its 16th year, this annual award recognizes innovative projects in six categories. IHM won in the category of “promoting Catholic identity” for its work in which each grade level adopts a stewardship project related to a social justice issue. Continue reading

University of Dayton to host Catholic Education Summit


UD 2012 Catholic Education Summit

University of Dayton's 2012 Catholic Education Summit featured keynote speaker Dr. Thomas Groome on "Catholic Schools as Educators in Faith." (Courtesy photo/ Christina Dendy)

Staff Report

The University of Dayton is hosting its second-annual Catholic Education Summit; a conference highlighting the partnerships between Catholic higher education and PK-12 Catholic schools. Continue reading