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Gail Finke

Gail Finke

“Building a new school with faith and unity” Students excited, ready to begin new chapter in Mercy education By Eileen Connelly, OSU Sisterhood, unity, and the opportunity to continue the long tradition of Catholic, Mercy education for young women in Cincinnati were celebrated Dec. 8 when students, faculty, and staff

By Eileen Connelly, OSU Badin High School’s (BHS) annual Heritage Mass is a joyful opportunity for both current students and alumni to celebrate their school and share memories. The 2017 liturgy, held Oct. 18, was accompanied by another significant event when the only Catholic high school in Butler County officially

Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr (CT Photo/Jeff Unroe)
You have probably heard the old expression, “Everybody makes mistakes. That is why pencils have erasers.” As Catholics, we have something much better than an eraser. We have a kind of reset button known as the Sacrament of Confession, or Penance, or Reconciliation. All three of those names for the

Q: What are common fears about going to Confession?  A: People fear revealing things about themselves that may look them look bad or appear less than “nice.” They want to keep the mask on without ever having to reveal the dark things in their heart. They also fear the stigma that

Most parishes in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati will be open for confession on Feb. 27 from 7-9 p.m., when “The Light is on for You” returns for the fifth year. If you have been away from the Church, or if you have been reluctant or unable to see a priest

From the Archdiocese of  Indianapolis: Archbishop Daniel M. Buechlein, OSB, 79, monk and priest of Saint Meinrad Archabbey and archbishop emeritus of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, died at 12:20 a.m. on January 25, 2018, in the monastery infirmary. Archbishop Buechlein served as the fifth archbishop of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis

By Gail Finke While Catholic schools in the archdiocese are less expensive than most private schools, the days of free or close-to-free tuition are long past. Leaders of the archdiocese’s Catholic school system – one of the largest in the nation – have worked hard to help low-income urban families

By Eileen Connelly, OSU Great joy accompanies the realization of God’s true calling for us, and it is shared as we reach out to others. Such has been the case with Sister of Charity Cincinnati Lynn Heper throughout her ministry as a nurse and caregiver. “It’s such a gift to

By Gail Finke All Ohio Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives voted for the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act Friday, and three of Ohio’s four Democrats voted against it. The fourth did not vote. The bill passed 241-183 with six Democrats voting for it and no Republicans voting

By Gail Finke Tom Condit outlined three encouraging trends at the 34th annual Cincinnati Pro-life Rosary Procession and Rally Saturday. The attorney and long-time pro-life activist said a surprising first year for the Trump administration, the dwindling number of abortion clinics in the United States, and the growing numbers of