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Steve Trosley

Steve Trosley

Steve Trosely is the editor and general manager of The Catholic Telegraph.

References in the popular culture to letters written but never sent appear in literature, film and even songs. Nights in white satin, never seeming to end; Letters I’ve written, never meaning to send. – Justin Hayward, The Moody Blues 1967 Abraham Lincoln, Harry Truman, even John Kennedy, were all writers

Curious about what was on the minds of Cincinnati Catholics June 8, 1831? You can read an ode to spring by Barry Cornwall. And if you are curious about what a man named O’Quinn was doing running for Mayor of Pau, France, in 1861, just turn to page 6 of

Fans of the Major League Baseball Network, or MLB-TV, know the fun-loving, baseball-addicted hosts of the program are rarely at a loss for words. But when 26-year-old Daniel Poncedeleon finished seven complete hitless innings in his major league debut after taking a year to recover from a near-fatal line drive

The Basilica at the Monastery of Montserrat (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
The name Joseph has a long history in my family. Both of my parents were named Joseph (Josephine.) One great-grandfather and an entire herd of cousins bear the name. I was called “Little Joe” until I was 10 and passed Dad on the yardstick.      When I think of

By Steve Trosley David Kissell always has a smile on his face, but none so big as the one he displayed recently when the “One Faith, One Hope, One Love” effort registered $100 million in pledge payments having been paid to the campaign.    Kissell, director of the archdiocesan Stewardship

The desks in my elementary school had hinged lids.      This design facilitated storage. Also, it served my purposes:  reading a library book or magazine while the teacher expounded on something less exciting like axioms and theorems. Lift the lid, read a few paragraphs, and quietly put it down

By Steve Trosley Father Dan Schmitmeyer smiles as he looks down on the people around him.      He can’t help looking down, as he is easily 6’6” tall. The smile tips off the hearty sense of humor that comes from his enthusiasm for his job — vocations director for

Father Thomas Snodgrass reflects on 42 years of service “Don’t call me in July,” Father Thomas Snodgrass said, sitting in his 8th floor office at the central archdiocesan offices in downtown Cincinnati. “I plan to be sitting poolside for a month just relaxing.” Forty-two years after his ordination to the

Bishop Joseph R. Binzer (second from right) blessed the site and participated in the groundbreaking. (Courtesy Photo)
By Steve Trosley When the Catholic Cemetery Conference convenes in Cincinnati in September, its members will get a special tour of the archdiocesan cemeteries and see a newly dedicated addition to the Gate of Heaven administration building. Douglas Tinsman, events coordinator and customer service manager, said the cemetery broke ground

  Mothers and grandmothers are showered with affection and gifts on their special day each May.  While fathers and grandfathers also are often the recipient of gifts, ties, and tools, what most of us really crave — appreciation — rarely makes the gift wrap table. The culture has changed dramatically