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Gail Finke

Gail Finke

The following testimonies are excerpted from “Tracing Your Catholic Roots” second edition, published in 1990 and 2007 by the Office of African-American Catholic Ministries for National Black Catholic History Month.  A shorter version appeared in our print edition. In the seminary when boys live together, sleep, work, play and pray

Click on the links to download and print out your prayer guide for a driving pilgrimage of important sites in the history of African-American parishes and people in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Starting with the first parishes and institution in the City of Cincinnati’s West End, the pilgrimage includes sites in the

Retired priest Rob Waller, an avid flag enthusiast, designed a flag for retired priests living in West Milton. Featured in our print edition, the flag combines symbols of the priesthood with traditional flag design. Here is more about the project from Father Waller: Melchizedek Village, named after the first priest

  By Erin Schurenberg  Perhaps the most famous meal in history is The Last Supper. This event occurred in an upper room, not a kitchen. When Jesus cooked, He grilled fish or bread by the beach. Of course, another time, He multiplied those two items of food to feed the

As promised in our print edition story about patron saints of food and drink: Veteran Cincinnati baker Jane Tabor gave the replication of the old German recipe a try, but said as it called for no water, the cookie dough was too dry. Please find a slightly amended recipe for cookies that

By Gail Finke In an increasingly secular age, people are increasingly suspicious of prayers. In some circles, saying “I’ll pray for you” is received as an insult or, at best, a meaningless wish of goodwill. Many secular politicians and celebrities openly mock others who say “our prayers are with” the

Several of the people who stopped to help posed for this group photo. About 10 people, all of them homeless, helped with the cleanup over the course of the morning, said Sister Marie-Cecile. COURTESY PHOTO
Sister Marie-Cecile was in the parking lot and Father Jon-Paul Bevak was getting ready for catechism class in the hall next to Old St. Mary’s church when they heard the brakes squeal. It’s Over-the-Rhine,” said Father Bevak. “It’s not unusual.” But this time it was anything but usual, even for

Theology on Tap Clifton’s fall series will be held at a new location – down the hill in Northside. Events will be held every Wednesday on October in at the Northside Tavern on Hamilton Avenue. The series theme will be “Catholic Myth Busters,” and the four speakers will each address

“Temporary”position transforms to lifelong mission for Everyday Evangelist Norma Quinteros By Walt Schaefer After more than 30 years as a teacher, Norma Quinteros is dreaming of a new mission. Faced with a family member coping with mental illness, Quinteros, a native of Argentina and largely educated there, became involved with the

Dayton’s Woodland Cemetery was one of four sites in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati for the fifth annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children. Dayton Right to Life sponsored the interfaith prayer service at the grave of six aborted children.   “As a chaplain for Project Rachel, I have seen