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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.

Kate Sampson poses with neighborhood children during a roller skating party in Over-the-Rhine. (Courtesy Photo)
As an eighth grader at St. Columban School in Loveland, Kate Sampson faced what she described as the “culture of high school decision making.” “It’s big,” she said. Encouraged by her parents, Jay and Melissa, to “shadow,” Sampson quickly realized Mount Notre Dame was the best fit. It’s where, the

When Faith Breedon was just seven years old, her newborn baby sister, Gabrielle Joy, passed away. It was an experience that shaped both Breedon’s faith and her career goals. The recent Seton grad, whose mother, Crystal, also attended the high school, along with various other female relatives, said, “It was

Among the life lessons Jordan Wright’s parents, Michelle and Lavel, passed on to him is “always leave a place better than you found it.” Wright took that to heart during his four years at Purcell Marian, supporting his school and his classmates in a variety of ways. He attended Nativity

Ben Sinkhorn was inspired from his earliest years by the example of his parents, Virginia and Robert, both active volunteers in their community and at their Indiana parish. Following in their footsteps, the recent graduate accumulated more than 800 service hours during his four years at La Salle High School.

Clarence Reed III said his mother, Tamika Alexander, has always believed in the value of education, sending him to Corpus Christ and Mary Queen of Peace schools in Dayton. When it came time for high school, Chaminade Julienne (CJ) seemed the natural choice, given Reed’s sister, Jarnai, a 2013 graduate,

Recent grad found community, confidence at Carroll High School From the time Dallas McDonald was just a toddler, it seemed like the odds were stacked against him. His parents separated early on, and both his father and step-father died of drug overdoses. His mother was in and out of jail

As a way to acknowledge the gift that religious brothers day are to the church, a new annual celebration was held for the first time on May 1, the feast of St. Joseph Worker. Titled Religious Brothers Day, it was organized by the Brothers Think Tank, a group of religious

Updated April 13, 2016 As an idealistic young student at Dartmouth College, Susan Conroy traveled to Calcutta in 1986 to volunteer with Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity. She ministered to the poor, to orphans, and in homes for the sick and dying. The experiences deepened her faith and

Pope Francis shared a message of forgiveness, compassion and hope during the Jubilee for Prisoners as the Year of Mercy came to a close in November. As part of the celebration, he also received greetings and prayers from inmates from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Twenty-three local pilgrims traveled to Rome

Students, parents, alumni, faculty and staff from the St. Gabriel Consolidated School came together Sept. 29, the feast day of their patron saint, for a special Mass that officially kicked off the school’s 150th anniversary celebration. Auxiliary Bishop Joseph R. Binzer presided at the liturgy, which was held at St.