Author Archive

Steve Trosley

Steve Trosley

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

What are we saying this year? Season’s greetings? Holiday greetings? Merry Christmas? Anecdotal evidence would seem to indicate that how we greet others at Christmas time has more to do with fear than with conviction. We fear that we will offend someone or instigate an unpleasant confrontation. So we default

The skies may have been leaden, but the light of what Archbishop Dennis Schnurr called an “historic event” shined bright on those gathered under a tent on in the Marian Courtyard of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West Nov. 2 as ground was broken for a new residence building.

We can learn as our children grow. Solomon asked God for wisdom and God should have told him to listen to his children. I learned the concept of “inside voice and outside voice” when my oldest child started grade school. She explained to me one day when her brother and

Deglazing a rich tomato sauce with vodka and burning off the alcohol, Father Leo Patalinghug told the crowd when Jesus sent the apostles to evangelize the world, he told them to eat whatever they were offered wherever they stayed. “Christians can eat and drink whatever they like,” he said, “in moderation.” (CT Photo/Steve Trosley)
Father Leo Patalinghug invoked Scripture while performing a cooking demonstration for hundreds of fans at the Mercer County Fair in Celina Aug. 13. Among his many observations while cooking, Father Leo told the group that parents can teach children about religion during a family meal because, “It’s hard to interrupt

Distribution of Communion (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
The bishops of the United States convened with lay and clerical delegates from dioceses around the country in July to discuss evangelization and discipleship. A goodly number of representatives from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati attended and we sent staffer Gail Finke, so you can read all about it elsewhere in

There’s a lot of talk these days about fake news. I do not like the word fake, “a forgery” among other definitions. What they’re referring to is something written to mislead or trick the reader, especially if it disagrees with a given bias or promotes a perceived bias. Fake news,

The journey that brought Bob Wurzelbacher from his Cincinnati parish home to director of the Archdiocesan Office for Respect Life ministries did not prepare him for his first challenge in the office. “I had not yet officially started in my position, but messages were being left on the phone in

Franciscan Father Al Hirt, pastor of St. Monica-St. George Parish Newman Center, prepares to throw the switch on the inverters that convert solar power DC to alternating current on the roof of the parish center recently. (Courtesy Photo)
Things are sunshine bright for the parishioners of St. Monica-St. George Parish Newman Center now that a solar-powered lighting upgrade to LED lighting has been completed. And an incentive grant from Duke Energy for lighting upgrade with the operating savings will ensure a payoff of the $127,465 project in less

St. Boniface Flowers around the grounds of the Church. (Greg Hartman/CT Photo)
Our parents told us to stay away from the river, so naturally, that’s where we went. We would get muddy in the sour-smelling river muck that lined the banks of the Mississippi, right near what the local historians claimed was the starting point of the Lewis and Clark Expedition up

It stood on the top floor of St. Bernard Catholic School, glorious in its art deco green and chrome glory, emblazoned with a “5-cent” symbol and little display windows. It was the closest thing to heaven the school’s 400 students could imagine — the candy machine. That machine, with its