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Gail Finke

By Gail Finke After amassing everything needed for Mass or Eucharistic adoration but an altar, the archdiocese’s Office of Youth Evangelization staff members needed a place to put it all. Plastic tubs and bins just didn’t seem right for the chalices and bowls, thurible (incense holder), candelabras, monstrance, and other

Congratulations to the winners of this month’s reader Mary Garden contest — and to our first ever honorable mention photographer. The contest runs for one more month and entries are being accepted now. A gift card for $50 will be sent to the first place winner; second and third place

By Gail Finke Hundreds of people traveled from across the country to Cincinnati, many with large families in tow, for the Couple to Couple League’s conference on the 50thanniversary of Pope Paul VI’s encyclical on birth control. Now lauded as prophetic by many conservatives and social scientists, the encyclical titled

This month, The Catholic Telegraph Bucket List takes you to a center of Marianist spirituality and stewardship, a tiny museum hidden in our cathedral, and a parish whose members include many refugees: restored native Ohio terrain “behind the scenes” at the cathedral  Mass at St. Leo Go: Visit MEEC at

Explore the traditions of this joyous time in pictures For coverage of the ordination itself, click here. Tradition of the first blessing Waiting to receive a blessing from a new priest is a longstanding ordination day tradition. After Mass, the new priests are greeted by their former seminary classmates, who

Are you missing your biggest, best opportunity to share Christ’s love? This story first appeared in our July, 2018 print edition By Gail Finke Festival season is in full swing in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, where church festivals raise much-needed funds and provide fun for Catholics and non-Catholics alike. But

Affirming life and love at area’s largest pro-life event By Gail Finke Despite dire threats of thunderstorms, the 13th annual Cross the Bridge for Life celebration took place June 3 under a cloudless, azure sky. As always, not a drop of rain fell.      “A lady called me to

by Gail Finke The United States Supreme Court upheld the free speech rights of pro-life pregnancy centers today, overturning a 9thCircuit Court of Appeals ruling that allowed California to require that all pregnancy care centers (PCCs) tell their clients where to obtain free, state-funded abortions. The 5-4 ruling on National

Sixty-five young people gathered last week with youth ministers, priests, deacons, Children of Mary sisters, and 15 college assistants for a “full immersion” conference on what it means to be a missionary disciple of Jesus Christ. At the end of the gathering all 100 engaged on hands-on ministry in downtown

The Abide summer conference for youth is in full swing. Friday night, the 65 youth and their college and adult companions headed to Cincinnati’s Washington Park for some hands-on ministry: talking, playing, and (if the opportunity arose) praying with people enjoying the sprayground, the play fields, and the music. Next