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The Catholic Telegraph

Founded in 1831, The Catholic Telegraph is the official news source of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

Today the parking lot at St. Rose is more like a marina than parking lot (CT Photo/Greg Hartman
Just a few days ago, on Tuesday February 20th, about an eighth of the parking lot at St. Rose was covered. Today, Friday, February 23rd, the entire parking lot is covered, and the Ohio River continues to rise. For a look at the river on Tuesday, click here

Today’s video takes a look at going to confession, especially for young adults, addressing the anxiety, questions, and coming out of one’s comfort zone.  

Mount Saint Joseph – Sister Louise Akers, S.C., beloved member of the Sisters of Charity, dear sister of the late Robert Akers and Sharon Gates, survived by nieces and nephews. Departed Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at the age of 75. The Sisters of Charity and family received guests in the

Why do we have to confess our sins to a priest? Can’t we just pray to God for forgiveness? If I sin but no one is affected then can I say, “no harm, no foul?” Check out today’s video on the Sacrament of Reconciliation:

I attended a conference in Philadelphia last month, and two interesting things occurred. Well, three. First, I ate a bad Philly cheesesteak, but I did listen to the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song while eating. Second, one presenter used a fascinating quote from then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger. I don’t remember

Floodwaters encroach St. Rose's parking lot. (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
The parking lot at St. Rose is a popular tourist sight as the Ohio River floods. The lot itself is about an eighth covered. With rain expected the rest of this week, the river will rise further. Video of the Ohio River from St. Rose February 20, 2018

Fr. Mike Schmitz has advice for you. He points out that preparing for a good confession starts when we recognize that being a “good person” in our own eyes is not enough—we are called to holiness, which is something much greater.

Welcome to a Lenten video series, where this series will delve into the Christian mystery of human suffering through the eyes of Mary, Mother of Jesus.

  Each year the St. Patrick statue at Holy Cross Immaculata is stolen by the Order of Ancient Hibernians, and will reappear during the St. Patrick Day’s Parade. Don’t worry, St. Patrick will return to his rightful place at Holy Cross after the parade.

Over many years of speaking and writing about religion, I have developed a few guidelines for explaining and defending the Catholic faith. Stick to these principles and you will grow as a catechist (a teacher of the faith) and an apologist (a defender of the faith). Be informed: You can’t