Author Archive

Gail Finke

Gail Finke

Note: This story from our October print edition is an expanded version of a  previous online story. By  Gail  Finke In 1996, University of Dayton political science professor Father John Putka told a new District Court judge on his way to Washington, D.C,. for “judge school” that he had to go to

  Our own Greg Hartman writes from Fatima, Portugal: After nine days of traveling through Spain, Andorra, France, and back through Spain, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati pilgrims arrived in Fatima, Portugal. One hundred years ago in this small village, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared six times to three young children.

“We fell in love with the people and the community” By Eileen Connelly, OSU For more than 55 years, Precious Blood Sister Carmelita Monnin joyfully served in Santiago, Chili. Her ministry inspired her niece and goddaughter Jane Pierron, pastoral associate for RCIA and adult programs at Immaculate Conception, Holy Family,

By Erin Schurenburg It began in Aachen, Germany, on Pentecost Sunday, 1845. Sister Gertrude Frank approached the soon-to-be foundress of the Sisters of the Poor of St. Francis, Blessed Frances Schervier, about a new congregation. In 1858, it spread to the United States. What was referred to then as the

Archdiocese staff visits unique parish school for friends at SMOY Holy Family is the only school of its kind in Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras. There are other Catholic schools, but this one is for students who can’t a ord to pay. Just a block away from the local public

Chaminade Julienne High School held a prayer rally Monday, October 2 to celebrate the Society of Mary’s bicentennial. “The Marianist Bicentennial celebration has been going on for the last two years,” said Jama Badinghaus, a counselor at the Dayton Marianist school. CJ’s Mission Team was asked to schedule an event at 2

By Gail Finke Courage, a ministry for people who have same-sex attractions, will hold a day-long retreat on Oct. 28 to reach out to potential members, and in hopes of beginning a related ministry for families. Founded in New York in 1980 to help Catholics live in accordance with the

By Gail Finke Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr commissioned this year’s NET missionaries, who work with youth in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, at a morning Mass at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains Thursday, Sept. 27. NET central staff and most of the archdiocese’s central office staff who work with

by Gail Finke When the streetlight went dark before the end of the one-hour rally marking the opening of 40 Days for Life Cincinnati fall campaign, organizers passed out a few candles and continued in the darkness. 40 Days for Life co-founder and national president Shawn Carney joined more than

Our own Greg Hartman is on pilgrimage with Bishop Binzer and 134 people from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, stopping at Marian shrines with the ultimate destination of Fatima for the 100th anniversary of the end of the apparitions there. His report from Lourdes:   Upon arriving in this most holy