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The Catholic Telegraph

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

Story & photo by M.D. Pitman Before every game sanctioned by the Girls Western Athletic Conference (GWAC), members of both teams stand hand-in-hand on the playing field to pray. The Catholic girls league began requiring prayer before games a few years ago, and it’s one of the more important rules

I attended a funeral a couple months ago. The dear lady who passed away was 90 and she clearly had been treasured by the large number of family and friends present. Between the grief among the congregation and my close proximity to the casket during Mass, the reality of death

As election 2019 has commenced, we’re just 363 days away from the 2020 Election. A divided country. Fights at the dinner table. Political vitriol. What does it mean to love our neighbors in the midst of such a climate? As Catholics, we have a long tradition of engagement in the

MARIA STEIN, Ohio (November 4, 2019) – Maria Stein Shrine will offer the St. Peregrine Relic for prayer and veneration. Three times per year a prayer service is held for those who are on a journey with cancer, whether it be as a patient or as a care-partner. The next

Lafayette, La., Nov 4, 2019 / 02:30 pm (CNA).- Catholic parishes throughout the Diocese of Lafayette in Louisiana raised more than $50,000 for three black Baptist churches that were the targets of arson attacks that have been characterized as hate crimes. Bishop Douglas Deshotel of Lafayette presented the funds to

By Matt Hadro Frankfort, Ky., Nov 1, 2019 / 07:30 am (CNA).- The Kentucky state Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in favor of a Christian business owner who declined to serve an LGBT pride festival, and who was punished by a local government for discrimination. “Today’s decision makes clear that

By Matt Hadro Washington D.C., Nov 4, 2019 / 12:13 pm (CNA).- Democratic primary candidate Pete Buttigieg has said that religious freedom must be curbed if it is used to “harm,” prompting calls for clarification about what the presidential hopeful considers grounds for restricting religious practice. Adam Wren, a reporter

By Susie Bergman In North Star, OH, nestled on the border of Mercer and Darke Counties, a strong lineage of brotherly vocations continues to emerge. This one-church, one-stoplight town is home to only 229 residents, but many could argue that the Barga (pronounced Bar-gee) family makes up most of them.

By Judy Back Gerwe To my great privilege, the leadership team of the Ohio Province of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur invited me to attend a pilgrimage where the foundress of the order, St. Julie Billiart, worked and lived. There were nine of us who took part in

By John Stegeman When 21-year-old math and secondary education major Aaron Wessman would clean the halls of the theology department at St. John’s University, a certain priest would often be in the way. Time after time, young man and the priest met in the hallways, and eventually, the seed of