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Gail Finke

Legacy of Mercy education will continue, despite loss of beloved home For a last look video at Mother of Mercy High School, click here from our June 2018 print edition: By Eileen Connelly, OSU The end of this school year is bittersweet for alumnae of Mother of Mercy in Westwood,

Joy be with you all: Surprise Irish serenade for seminary’s outgoing rector Father Anthony Brausch was installed as the 36th president of the Athenaeum of Ohio and rector of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West on May 13 at the Athenaeum’s spring commencement ceremony. He succeeds Father Benedict O’Cinnsealaigh, who

Rev. Anthony Brausch gives the homily at Rev. Jacob Willig's First Mass of Thanksgiving. (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
Father Anthony R. Brausch was born in August 1966, and baptized the same month at St. Phillip the Apostle Church in Morrow. He is the third oldest of 10 children, uncle of 38 nieces and nephews, and great-uncle of three great nieces and nephews. He holds a bachelor’s degree in

By Gail Finke With little publicity, an annual family celebration of the gift of life continues to grow.  Thousands assemble in Newport every year for Cross the Bridge for Life, a hybrid event that’s part street festival and part fitness walk – with prayer, food, music, and family activities along

Many people reject religion and even leave the church today because they believe that religious faith is at odds with reasonable, scientific inquiry. You may have heard it before:      “I’ll believe in God if you can give me empirical proof that God exists.”      “How can I

Did you get your mother a card and some flowers for Mother’s Day? Well, that’s a great start, but loving and caring for your mom really needs more attention than a Sunday in May.  Moms are remarkable women. They have given us more than we can think or imagine. So,

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