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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.

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.

One of Cecilia Brendel’s favorite works is that of Father Angelo Caserta. (Courtesy Photo)
A Dayton artist has turned her talents into a way to evangelize. In recent years, Cecilia Brendel, owner of the Olde Masters Galleria in Centerville, has been inspired to paint sacred art, often using family members, friends and acquaintances as her models. Originally from St. Louis, Brendel’s art education was

Bishop Emeritus Paride Taban poses with staff members from the archdiocesan Mission Office. Pictured with him from left are Mike Gable, Teresa Phillips and Melonise Knight. (Courtesy Photo)
Bishop Emeritus Paride Taban of South Sudan shared his message of peace and hope on a visit to the archdiocese in late July. During his time here, Bishop Taban visited the office of U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot, along with a delegation from the archdiocesan Catholic Social Action and Mission Offices.

Franciscan Father Jim Bok poses with a Jamaican child. (Courtesy Photo)
As a child, Franciscan Father Jim Bok said he “never” considered become a missionary. “Like many little boys back then, I used to ‘play priest’ with Necco Wafers. We had mission carnivals at school to raise money, but being a missionary was never in my hopes and dreams. I thought

A seemingly endless expanse of blue sky and fields. A landscape dotted with barns, silos, grazing livestock and old family farmhouses. This is the scene that greets visitors to rural areas in the northern part of the archdiocese, in this case outside Fort Loramie, where six generations of the Hoying