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Gail Finke

Gail Finke

(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

New building needed to house growing numbers of future priests Groundbreaking Nov. 2 at 88-year-old Mt. Washington campus By Colleen Kammer (from our print edition) Groundbreaking ceremonies for a major expansion of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West will take place Nov. 2 at the Mount Washington institution as

  A Eucharistic procession from Our Lady of the Woods Parish to the shrine to Our Lady of Fatima at Indian Lake culminated months of centennial events at the one-time Catholic amusement park. The statue of Our Lady, once surrounded by dancing waters-style fountains, is no longer the largest statue

From our print edition: Every fall, Catholics in the United States observe National Black Catholic History Month, a reminder that from the Church’s earliest days, Catholics have come from all races, cultures, and nations. The following explanation is from the National Black Catholic Congress, founded in1889 by Cincinnati publisher Daniel