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By Gail Finke This story originally appeared in our May 2018 print edition. Catholics around the world will celebrate a new universal feast day this month, when the Memorial of Mary, Mother of the Church debuts May 21. Previously celebrated in Poland, Argentina, and St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, the

Half of the “Down” clues for the May crossword puzzle were missing from our print edition. Here are all the clues, including the missing ones: ACROSS 1    “…for in due season we shall reap, if we do not ___ heart.” (Gal 6:9) 5    He and Deborah defeated the army of

This month’s Bucket List will take you to the cathedral for one of the most joyous events of the year that isn’t a feast, on a pilgrimage, and to Clermont County for a special outdoor Mass: One of the biggest non-feast days of the church year A set of walking

Nine men, the largest group in 38 years, were ordained transitional deacons at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains April 28. Bishop Joseph R. Binzer celebrated the Mass and ordained the men in ancient ceremony that includes an oath of obedience; presenting each man with a deacon’s vestment and

“Nadie tiene amor más grande que este, dar la vida por sus amigos” (Juan 15:13). Este pasaje de la lectura del Evangelio del 6 de Mayo, el Sexto Domingo de Pascua, es uno de los dichos más famosos de Jesús. Incluso los que no son cristianos están bastante familiarizados con

Q: I have read the Bible and can find nothing on purgatory. It seems to me that if we believe that Jesus is our savior and died for our sins, we have eternal life the minute we die. Can you explain the origin of the church’s belief in purgatory?  A:

By Eileen Connelly, OSU Although the number of women entering religious life has decreased, young women are still saying “yes” to God’s call with courage, compassion and faith. Together, they are discerning their role in a changing world. “In Our Own Words,” published in January by Liturgical Press, features the

Liberty Township students embrace service for all grades, all year By Eileen Connelly, OSU Students at Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary School (MTCES) in Liberty Township have an incredible model of faith, compassion and service to those in need in their patron saint.  In November, Catholic Charities of Southwest Ohio recognized

By Gail Finke (An earlier version of this story was previously posted in error.) A real estate venture by Catholics who both wanted to make their fortunes and establish a village far from the anti-Catholic sentiment of urban Cincinnati, rural St. Bernard was home to one of the country’s original

By Gail Finke  A Christian life for women is best centered on the sacraments and the example of Mary, four speakers told the sold-out crowd attending the Greater Cincinnati Catholic Women’s Conference (GCCWC) March 3.      The topics were as different as the speakers’ personalities. Theresa Tomeo’s pithy observations