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Gail Finke

Gail Finke

Staff report Donations to the annual Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA) that continued over the summer months bring the total pledged to more than $5.3 million, according to an archdiocesan Stewardship Office official. The goal for the appeal was $5 million. Of the amount pledged, $4.98 million has been received, with

St. Peter in Chains Cathedral Ordination Day, 2017 (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
News that Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West will be expanded to accommodate a steady increase in the number of men interested in becoming priests reminded me that my younger brother will celebrate the 40th anniversary of his ordination next year. Father Anthony Trosley serves as a diocesan priest

By Gail Finke Bill Sockey has seen thousands of churches and schools in his nine years as custodian of the National Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima, but St. Anthony of Padua Maronite Catholic Church in Walnut Hills might have been his first Maronite parish. “I’ve been to some Byzantine

(from our print edition) After the first in a four-part series on the Catholic Church and the Reformation at St. Gertrude Church in Madeira, the parish had to find a bigger room. So many came to hear Dominican Father Gabriel Toretta (above) talk about the differences between the Catholic and

My Dear Friends in Christ, On November 19, the Thirty-Third Sunday of Ordinary Time, Pope Francis is instituting a new tradition for our Church: a World Day of the Poor.  In his inaugural message for this occasion, the Holy Father announced, “This new World Day should become a powerful appeal

Dayton’s St. Mary Church celebrated the centennial of Our Lady of Fatima’s final apparition and the Miracle of the Sun with an evening Mass preceded by a procession around the church with a statue of Our Lady of Fatima. The Mass was in Spanish and English, because the parish is

Q: The Catechism defines hell as “eternal separation from God” (1035). However, it says that at the last judgment “before [Jesus] will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate them one from another. . .  And [some] will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life”

The following photos from the Archdiocese of  Cincinnati’s Archives are featured in collages in the November print issue. Because many of the schools and parishes they came from are now closed, some of the photos have no dates and little to identify them; we’ve given the identification listed in the Archives.

By Gail Finke (from our print edition) Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr led a prayer service at the cathedral on the 100th anniversary of the final apparition of Our Lady at Fatima, Portugal. Held at 7 p.m. on Friday Oct. 13, at the height of high school football season and in

The archdiocese is blessed to have a number of women and men currently in various stages of formation with area religious communities. Meet some of them here:   Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati First Professed Sister Tracy Kemme: (Home parish:  St. John Neumann) In her third year of temporary profession