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Eileen Connelly

Eileen Connelly

Ursuline Sister Eileen Connelly is the News Editor of The Catholic Telegraph, having previously served as reporter and interim editor-in-chief. Her focus is managing assignments and content for the CT's print edition. Sister Eileen also ministers as director of communications for her religious community, is an active member of Holy Trinity Parish in Norwood and has served on the board of directors for several organizations, including St. Ursula Academy and the National Communications Network for Women Religious.

Goodbye Mass ends in tears, laughter; new school to open in fall This story first appeared in our July, 2018 print edition By Eileen Connelly, OSU Hundreds of members of the McAuley High School community, including alumnae, students, parents, faculty, and friends came together May 27 for a final Mass

Dayton studies introduce Indiana woman to the Marianist Family By Eileen Connelly, OSU This story first appeared in our July, 2018 print edition There was a time when career, marriage, and family were priorities for Marianist Sister Gabrielle (Gabby) Bibeau, but as is often the case, God had other plans.    

DePaul Cristo Rey High School expansion will add classrooms — and services By Eileen Connelly, OSU This story first appeared in our July, 2018 print issue A major transformation underway at the Clifton campus of DePaul Cristo Rey High School (DPCR) will enhance students’ quality of life and further efforts

Dynamic duo speak 30 years apart at Carroll High School from our June print edition: By Eileen Connelly OSU The legacy of Catholic education is strong in the Schlegel family thanks to Carroll High School. Maria Schlegel was selected as one of this year’s valedictorians 30 years after her father, David,

from our June print edition: By Eileen Connelly, OSU Around Elder High School, recent graduate Antonio McCloud is well known for his infectious smile and positive attitude. e young man readily admits that has a child, his smile didn’t come easily. “ Things were pretty tough for me,” said McCloud,

Communication and confirmation: St Rita offers deaf Mexican teen faith, home, communication By Eileen Connelly, OSU A profoundly deaf teenager from Mexico is now receiving the education and the spiritual formation he and his parents dreamed of for many years. Roberto, a student at St. Rita School for the Deaf, was

Inmates during the Eucharistic Prayer at Easter Vigil (CT Photo/Tim Uhlman)
“I don’t want to live my life any other way” By Eileen Connelly, OSU This story originally appeared in our May 2018 print edition; a previous version was published online at Easter. Thirteen incarcerated women and men experienced the sense of hope and promise of new life that accompanies this

Love for God and music brought a group of Dominicans together to record an album rooted in Gospel values and American identity. The Hillbilly Thomists, comprised of friars (two priests and eight brothers) from the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C, released the album, which reflects their enthusiasm for

Thirteen incarcerated women and men experienced the sense of hope and promise of new life that accompanies this season when they were welcomed into the Catholic Church during Easter Masses at three area prisons. Bishop Joseph R. Binzer presided at the joyous liturgies held at Lebanon Correctional Institution (LeCI), Warren

Their respective ministries have brought the immigration issue to the forefront for Sisters of Charity Tracy Kemme and Andrea Koverman, along with making it a very personal one. Sister Tracy has lived and worked at the El Paso-Juarez border volunteering at a shelter for migrants, been a member of the