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Father Rob Jack, host of the new afternoon drive-time show on Cincinnati’s Sacred Heart Radio, lists the following “media Catholics” as his models: Ven. Fulton Sheen Bishop of Rochester, New York, and titular Archbishop of Newport, Wales, Sheen hosted one of the most popular television shows ever to air, “Life

Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr celebrated Mass at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral for more than 80 permanent deacons and their families Aug. 11. The Mass marked the beginning of the 50th anniversary of the restoration of the permanent diaconate in the United States. For more information about the anniversary, area

Couples marking their golden wedding anniversaries in 2018 celebrated in August with Masses in Cincinnati and Dayton. Cincinnati’s couples renewed their vows at Mass at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains.

By Gail Finke While our summer Mary Garden photo contest showed you scores of home gardens dedicated to the Blessed Mother, one reader’s more ambitious project deserves special notice. Matthew Smeal, a member of Evendale Boy Scout Troop 598, created a Rosary Garden for St. Nicholas Academy and Our Lady

Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion role explained; more By Gail Finke The need to reprint a decades-old handbook for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHCs) gave the archdiocese’s Office of Divine Worship and Sacraments the chance to clarify a few issues that have arisen in the 30 years since its

A first look at Our Lady of Peace Chapel By Gail Finke A tiny new chapel on Xavier University’s campus opened only days ago, but that’s in its present life. Before being moved to a spot at the end of XU’s academic mall, it was the site of decades of

By Gail Finke As a scorching summer burns to a close, thoughts turn from camps and concerts to school, fall sports, and programs organized around the academic year.      Summer youth programs at parishes, schools, and organizations – many that have long histories, others new and fast-growing – have

Our 2018 reader Mary Garden contest concludes this month. Veronica Crusham took first place with a photo of the 60-year-old Sayler Park garden owned by her mother, Mary Cipriani. Second place goes to Jane Maurer of Botkins, whose husband, Rick, made the grotto next to their pond. Michael English took

This month’s Bucket List takes you to three places created for prayer: a memorial, a former seminary filled with art and treasures, and a rural shrine: an outdoor memorial for martyred Jesuits Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center a shrine on the site of an amusement park Go: See

“Daddy, why is the priest dressed like Jesus?” Do you remember that question? I used it in the very first article introducing this column, as an example of a teaching moment we could seize.       It dawned on me recently that we could challenge ourselves and ask an even