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Fr. Mike comments on Kanye West’s conversion. He celebrates Kanye’s conversion, but hesitates to lift him up as a Christian leader. He recommends that we let Kanye’s roots in the faith grow without the responsibility of having people watch his every step to see if he will fall; because we

Story & photo by M.D. Pitman Before every game sanctioned by the Girls Western Athletic Conference (GWAC), members of both teams stand hand-in-hand on the playing field to pray. The Catholic girls league began requiring prayer before games a few years ago, and it’s one of the more important rules

By Susie Bergman In North Star, OH, nestled on the border of Mercer and Darke Counties, a strong lineage of brotherly vocations continues to emerge. This one-church, one-stoplight town is home to only 229 residents, but many could argue that the Barga (pronounced Bar-gee) family makes up most of them.

By Judy Back Gerwe To my great privilege, the leadership team of the Ohio Province of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur invited me to attend a pilgrimage where the foundress of the order, St. Julie Billiart, worked and lived. There were nine of us who took part in

By John Stegeman When 21-year-old math and secondary education major Aaron Wessman would clean the halls of the theology department at St. John’s University, a certain priest would often be in the way. Time after time, young man and the priest met in the hallways, and eventually, the seed of

In the Catholic Church, the Sacrament of Confirmation provides an outpouring of Grace from the Holy Spirit – the same outpouring of Grace the 12 Apostles received on Pentecost. Contained within this outpouring of Grace are gifts from the Holy Spirit: Wisdom, Knowledge, Right Judgment, Understanding, Courage, Piety, and Fear

Pope Francis’ Prayer Intentions NOVEMBER Dialogue and Reconciliation in the Near East That a spirit of dialogue, encounter, and reconciliation emerge in the Near East, where diverse religious communities share their lives together.

So on October 31st, it’s a fun night of trick or treat for the children (and some adults) in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. But the origin came from the Solemnity of All Saints, or All Hallows’ Day. The Solemnity of All Saints is celebrated on November 1st. It is a

By Rebecca Sontag The Lord in his teachings says, ‘Beg the harvest master. The harvest is great but the laborers are few.’ The people of this archdiocese have been begging the harvest master for approximately the last 10 years, and the Lord answers our prayers.”– Archbishop Dennis Schnurr For the