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Gail Finke

Bilingual program aims to encourage a new generation of Catholics Laura Diaz made the trip from Northern Kentucky to the University of Dayton.  Her reason was simple. “I’m hoping to find God and find a closer encounter with him,” Diaz said. Diaz attends St. Henry District High School in Erlanger,

Staffer Gail Finke headed to the Old St. Mary’s Bockfest fish fry — the historic parish’s only fish fry of the year — last Friday. Parishioners and Bockfest revelers packed the parking lot for almost two hours before the parade began, and until the fish ran out about an hour

St. Teresa Avila Bell Tower on Good Friday Morning. (Greg Hartman/CT Photo)
Do you take things back from God?  You know what I mean: you are praying your heart out for your son who struggles in school, you turn your troubled marriage over to God again and again, you lift up the chaos on the streets…only to grab it all right back

Pilgrims from many places ascend to the summit at Holy Cross Immaculata. (Greg Hartman/CT Photo)
This month’s Bucket List takes you to three places during Holy Week, for Palm Sunday, Holy Week Tuesday, and Good Friday, all of them traditions for more than a century: Pray the steps at Mount Adams – 175+ years Palm Sunday dinner at Sacred Heart Church – 100+ years Cathedral

Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr’s letter for March: “Repent and believe in the Gospel.” You may have heard this directive of Jesus pronounced as blessed ashes were placed on your forehead on Ash Wednesday. These few words, which were also part of the Gospel for the Second Week of Lent (Mark 1:15),

Miamisburg, OH: Bishop Leibold School has been named by the Ohio Department of Education as an official provider of The Jon Peterson Special Needs (JPSN) Scholarship beginning July 1. This program provides scholarships to students in grades K-12 who have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) from their district. Bishop Leibold is

Mercer County couple’s Catholic coloring books promote prayer By Walt Schaefer Tim and Mandy Hill have combined the beauty of Catholic art and a popular hobby to create an opportunity for reflection, meditation, evangelization, and enjoyment. Presently living in suburban Denver as Tim Hill completes a Masters of Arts degree

No need to head for the shore, delicious fish hot off the grill at Our Lord Christ the King Fish Fry (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
Q: My understanding is that Catholics are to observe some form of penance every Friday during the year, even during Ordinary Time. So even though we’re allowed to eat meat on Fridays outside of Lent, there is an obligation for Catholics to do (or not do) something on these Fridays.

It was all smiles at St. Francis DeSales. From left to right Mrs. Pam Forte and Ms. Greta Brandon(cook, School Receptionist and mother and grandmother to many SFDS alumni (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
Our New Media Editor Greg Hartman missed the first week of the fish fry season – but made up for it by hitting three fish fries on week two. “It was fairly warm for the last Friday in February and a very cloudy evening,” he said, “yet enthusiasm was out in droves as

Also known as the Way of the Cross, the Stations of the Cross is a devotion especially popular for Fridays in Lent. Brought to Europe by the Franciscans, they represent spots where pilgrims to Jerusalem stop to pray while retracing the steps of Christ. Since the Middle Ages, European Catholics