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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.

Visitors from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Soledad with locals in the Diocese of Puerto Escondido, on the Pacific coast of Mexico. (Courtesy Photo)
For more than 55 years, Precious Blood Sister Carmelita Monnin joyfully served in Santiago, Chili. Her ministry inspired her niece and goddaughter Jane Pierron, pastoral associate for RCIA and adult programs at Immaculate Conception, Holy Family, and St. Denis parishes. “I just felt like I needed to live out her

Committed to preserving Catholic news for both current researchers and future scholars, the Catholic Research Resources Alliance (CRRA) has undertaken a project to digitize the United States’ top Catholic newspapers of regional and national importance, including The Catholic Telegraph. “Creating a Catholic news archive and digital aggregation for Catholic newspapers

Parish teams and Catholic leaders from across the country, including the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, gathered in Atlanta March 13 to 15 to learn how parishes can become healthier. Nearly 1,100 people attended the conference offered by the Denver-based organization, Amazing Parish, and featuring Mass and prayer, team sessions, presentations and

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