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Gail Finke

Gail Finke

“Nadie tiene amor más grande que este, dar la vida por sus amigos” (Juan 15:13). Este pasaje de la lectura del Evangelio del 6 de Mayo, el Sexto Domingo de Pascua, es uno de los dichos más famosos de Jesús. Incluso los que no son cristianos están bastante familiarizados con

Q: I have read the Bible and can find nothing on purgatory. It seems to me that if we believe that Jesus is our savior and died for our sins, we have eternal life the minute we die. Can you explain the origin of the church’s belief in purgatory?  A:

By Eileen Connelly, OSU Although the number of women entering religious life has decreased, young women are still saying “yes” to God’s call with courage, compassion and faith. Together, they are discerning their role in a changing world. “In Our Own Words,” published in January by Liturgical Press, features the

Liberty Township students embrace service for all grades, all year By Eileen Connelly, OSU Students at Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary School (MTCES) in Liberty Township have an incredible model of faith, compassion and service to those in need in their patron saint.  In November, Catholic Charities of Southwest Ohio recognized

By Gail Finke (An earlier version of this story was previously posted in error.) A real estate venture by Catholics who both wanted to make their fortunes and establish a village far from the anti-Catholic sentiment of urban Cincinnati, rural St. Bernard was home to one of the country’s original

By Gail Finke  A Christian life for women is best centered on the sacraments and the example of Mary, four speakers told the sold-out crowd attending the Greater Cincinnati Catholic Women’s Conference (GCCWC) March 3.      The topics were as different as the speakers’ personalities. Theresa Tomeo’s pithy observations

Pope Francis released  third apostolic letter, “Rejoice and be Glad: On the Call to Holiness in the Contemporary World” (“Gaudete et exsultate“) Monday, April 9. The document urges Catholics to seek holiness and to avoid what the pope sees as two special temptations to error popular in modern thought. “My modest goal is to repropose the call to

  ADDED 4/6: ST. MARGARET OF YORK Our April print issue features the annual Divine Mercy Sunday celebration at St. Bartholomew Parish in Finneytown (Springfield Twp.) It has grown steadily for 15 years, but is not the only local celebration of this feast, which started in Poland but became a

St. Anthony Shrine Holy Thursday Morning (Greg Hartman CT/Photo)
Each month The Catholic Telegraph Bucket List lists three places in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati to visit at least once in your life. So when you’re planning day trips, check here for suggestions. You can keep the Bucket List page from each issue, or download the page to print out at home using

                            Franciscan friars have been “connected to the community” for more almost 175 years — and once again marched in the Cincinnati Reds Opening Day Parade.