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Gail Finke

Gail Finke

By Gail Finke In a 5-2 decision, Ohio’s Supreme Court reversed an appellate court decision regarding the license for one of the state’s largest abortion businesses. The ruling reinstates the Ohio Department of Health’s revocation of the ambulatory surgical facility license for Capital Care Network of Toledo. A 1996 state

Cincinnati to host NCEA annual conference this spring Organizers hope for a record-breaking attendance when the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) annual convention opens in Cincinnati in April. “They’re hoping for 9,500,” said Cindy Hardesty, the vice chair for the local arrangements committee. At 8,800, last year’s convention was the

Praying at Mass a strong part of a Catholic Schools Education. (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
“You are important to the Church,” Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr told students from more than 80 Catholic elementary and high schools and two colleges at the annual Catholic Schools Week Mass at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains Tuesday. “You are important to the Church and to your parishes.

By Patricia McGeever He was hard to miss, that tall, lanky man with the shoulder-length gray hair and beard. Mark Klusman stood out, though he preferred to stand in the background. He graduated from Elder High School then returned a few years later to teach. He was in his 51st

Father John “Rob” Jack, who teaches systematic theology at the Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West, is well known for encouraging and hearing confession at every parish he travels to and in his many parish missions, recorded talks, and programs for Sacred Heart Radio. He shared the

Q: My husband has not practiced the Catholic faith for 30 years. What does he need to do to return to the sacraments? A: Once baptized, a person is always a Christian. But as you note, it is possible to leave the practice of the faith for a time (or

“Building a new school with faith and unity” Students excited, ready to begin new chapter in Mercy education By Eileen Connelly, OSU Sisterhood, unity, and the opportunity to continue the long tradition of Catholic, Mercy education for young women in Cincinnati were celebrated Dec. 8 when students, faculty, and staff

By Eileen Connelly, OSU Badin High School’s (BHS) annual Heritage Mass is a joyful opportunity for both current students and alumni to celebrate their school and share memories. The 2017 liturgy, held Oct. 18, was accompanied by another significant event when the only Catholic high school in Butler County officially

Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr (CT Photo/Jeff Unroe)
You have probably heard the old expression, “Everybody makes mistakes. That is why pencils have erasers.” As Catholics, we have something much better than an eraser. We have a kind of reset button known as the Sacrament of Confession, or Penance, or Reconciliation. All three of those names for the

Q: What are common fears about going to Confession?  A: People fear revealing things about themselves that may look them look bad or appear less than “nice.” They want to keep the mask on without ever having to reveal the dark things in their heart. They also fear the stigma that