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Gail Finke

Gail Finke

From the rosary to Theology of the Body, and back By Gail Finke The connection between the rosary and St. Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body (TOB) seemed so clear to Debbie Staresinic that every few months, she searched for a book of TOB rosary meditations. When the

ENLC, Healthy Beginnings team up in area at high risk for abortions By Gail Finke A new partnership between two area pro-life powerhouses will bring affordable medical care to pregnant women in one of Greater Cincinnati’s neighborhoods where abortions are most common. Beginning this month, Dayton-based crisis pregnancy center group

From the University of Dayton’s Marian Library: The University of Dayton Marian Library, which holds the world’s largest collection of books and artifacts on Virgin Mary, will celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2018. The library is recognized as an international destination for the study and appreciation of Mary. It holds more

By Gail Finke Shortly before Christmas, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed a law prohibiting doctors from aborting babies that are likely to have Down Syndrome. Prenatal tests used to identify likelihood of Down Syndrome often result in their mothers seeking abortions, even though false positives are not rare. North Dakota

Christmas doesn’t begin on Dec. 25, it starts on Dec. 25 — and ends on Feb. 2, the Feast of the Presentation. But the “Big 12” days are the 12 leading up to Epiphany. This year, as Epiphany has been translated, or moved, to Sunday as the official day to

Although ABC cancelled the final four episodes of “The Great American Baking Show” because one of the judges was accused of lewd conduct at a previous time, Cincinnati area fans were able to see two locals — Father Kyle Schnippel and app developer Jessie Salzbrun — compete. Father Schnippel shared

Our guide to celebrating the 12 days of Christmas (see our January issue or click here to download a PDR file) includes suggestions for how to celebrate all 12 days (plus one, this year) between the Feast of the Nativity and Epiphany. Here are the recipes, prayers, and more: Day 6:

Among the area people who traveled to Detroit last month for the beatification of Franciscan friar Solanus Casey were a 10-year-old boy, three seminarians, a priest, and a Dayton family whose daughter (now a religious sister) once lived in an Indiana Catholic center that was once home to the Capuchin

By Walt Schaefer Since 2003, St. John the Baptist Church in Harrison has had its own field of dreams. That’s when Father Edward Shine purchased 26 acres of former farmland near the intersection of New Haven and Carolina Trace Roads, preparing for parish growth in a part of far western

Father Kyle Schnippel giving the viewing party participants a primer before the show. (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
More than 100 people gathered at St. John Neumann Church in Pleasant Run Farms to watch their pastor, Father Kyle Schnippel, compete in “The Great American Cooking Show” Thursday. Spoiler alert: He isn’t going to win. At the end of the second episode (two are aired each Thursday for three