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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.

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

Father Jan K. Schmidt, formerly pastor of St. Margaret of York Parish in Twenty-Mile Stand (Loveland), joined the archdiocesan Central Offices on July 1 as director of the Department of Pastoral Services. The department includes the offices of African American Catholic Ministries, Campus Ministry, Evangelization, Family and Respect Life, Mission,

Father Len Wenke celebrates the 11th anniversary Mass for the Holy Family Latino community.
Father Len Wenke’s tenure as Director of Pastoral Services for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati has been filled with grace and blessing. He completed his time in the position in June and became pastor of Holy Family and Our Lady of Lourdes parishes effective July 1. As director, Father Wenke oversaw

Sam Florian attended football games at Elder High School, from the time he was in pre-school. He recently graduated from Elder, after four years of playing football there himself, and calls the experience at the school “a dream come true.” Florian came to Elder via Our Lady of Victory Parish

Service to others is important to Emma Kapp, a recent graduate of McNicholas High School. “I see the face of God in others,” she said. “I learn from their faith and genuine kindness.” Kapp, the daughter of Shannon and Jim, attended grade school at Guardian Angels (GA) in Mt. Washington, and

For Lidia Bastianich food is about family, making connections and celebrating life. The Emmy-award winning host of “Lidia’s Kitchen,” best selling author and restaurateur has made her mark on the cooking scene, while remaining true to her roots and firm in her faith. Bastianich, an Italian born Catholic, who escaped

There’s nothing quite like a Lenten fish fry to foster Catholic fellowship. Since 1990, the Corpus Christi Fryers have been serving up delicious fish with a fun and faith filled spirit that has earned them a loyal following in the Dayton area. CLICK HERE for The Catholic Telegraph’s Fish Fry