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Steve Trosley

Steve Trosley

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

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

Meet five from Toledo, Louisville, and Fathers of Mercy Five men from outside the archdiocese who have been preparing for the priesthood at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary will be ordained in their dioceses or religious orders this spring. With Cincinnati’s four graduates, they make up the ordination class of 2018.

Thousands visit for Catholic education conference; Pope Francis sends envoy Attendees at the 112th National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) convention in Cincinnati in early April honored two area educators for their contributions and ministry.  At the dinner opening the week-long convention, Mayra Alza Wilson, coordinator of Latino outreach for Catholic

Four to be ordained for area parishes on May 19 How do you learn God’s plan for your life? “Go to Mass and pray in front of the tabernacle as frequently as you can,” said Deacon Craig Best, who will be ordained a priest in Cincinnati’s cathedral this month. “Give

Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr announced today that Father Anthony Brausch will be installed as the thirty-sixth President of the Athenaeum and Rector of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary on May 13, 2018. Archbishop Schnurr thanked Father Benedict O’Cinnsealaigh for his seven years of leadership as President and Rector and for his

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