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Gail Finke

  By Gail Finke It’s the little clay baby in the manger—or maybe the empty manger, waiting until Christmas morning for the figure to appear. It’s the watchful figures of Mary and Joseph (“Mary always has to go on Jesus’s right, and Joseph always has to hold a lantern or

By Gail Finke The non-profit legal association Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) filed a federal lawsuit against Miami University yesterday after its Hamilton campus told a student pro-life group it could erect a “Cemetery of the Innocents” display this fall only if it posted “trigger warning” signs throughout campus. Miami University’s

  Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Kibeho, but the Winton Wyoming Pastoral Region celebrated the feast before Thanksgiving:  The two-hour Mass for Our Lady of Kibeho at St. Matthias the Aspotle Parish Nov. 18 took place in “Kairos time,” said Father Lambert Ulinzwenimana. The Greek term means,

Groundbreaking ceremonies for the expansion of Mount Saint Mary's Seminary, November 2, 2017. (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
Father Benedict D. O’Cinnsealaigh, President and Rector of the Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West, delivered the following remarks at the groundbreaking ceremony: I want to thank His Grace Archbishop Schnurr, Bishop Thomas, Bishop Binzer, Father David Wilton CPM, Monsignors, Fathers, the Board of Trustees, our Vice-President Mr.

“On your marks, get set — bake!” Local Catholic fans of “The Great American Baking Show” (formerly “The Great Holiday Baking Show” will see a familiar face when the ABC Christmas series launches Dec. 7: One of the 10 contestants is Father Kyle Schnippel. Currently pastor of Corpus Christi and

Loving daughter shares experiences as caregiver By Eileen Connelly, OSU “I’m a nurse, not a writer,” said Amy Neuzil. Yet Neuzil has used her medical background and personal experience to pen a candid and compassionate book, “Becoming an Alzheimer’s Caregiver: What I Learned from Caring for My Mom” (Prospect Press,

I dare you to find a better Catholic podcast than Catholic Stuff You Should Know (CSYSK). What began as a simple response to Pope Benedict XVI’s call to engage new technologies for the New Evangelization, CSYSK reigns as the preeminent Catholic podcast. Its format is simple but effective. Four priests

By Gail Finke On a chilly morning in November, more than 100 people assembled for a Eucharistic procession with Father Stephen Imbarrato, the first ever held at a 40 Days for Life Dayton prayer vigil. Most attendees were Catholic, but several of Dayton’s famously interfaith pro-life leaders came in solidarity.

Felicia Domineack sent the following information about this photo, which was part of one of two photo collages in our November print issue featuring images of African-American Catholics in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati over our history: “The woman in the picture at the bottom of page 7, being presented with

Catholics spend two days in prayer for the souls of those who have died in early November. All Souls Day and All Saints Day become the focus of our prayers as we grieve a little and remember a little the lives of those who have gone before us. When I