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Print readers already know the final order of The Catholic Telegraph’s Top 10 stories of 2015, and online readers will find out at midnight tonight, but the tradition of selecting top stories to reflect on the news of the day goes back much further than just the last few years.

The December 24, 1993 edition of The Catholic Telegraph aimed to add a little music to the Christmas season. Included in a extra section were several pages of traditional, and some non-traditional, Christmas carols. Such tunes as Hark the Herald Angels sing, and O Little Town of Bethlehem and more than

People who cross the threshold of the Franciscan Peddler Thrift Shop find more than bargains and gently used items. They find hope and friendly faces. Operated by the associates of the Franciscan Sisters and a volunteer staff of sisters and laypeople, the Peddler is located on the campus of St.

Today marks the 79th birthday of Pope Francis. Now known and loved around the globe, just a few years ago the man born Jose Mario Bergoglio was a cardinal and Archbishop of Buenos Aires. While important to his See and his part of the world, as cardinal the man we

The Annual Advent Service of Lessons and Carols at the Athenaeum of Ohio was held Monday, Dec. 7. The popular service centers around the celebration of the feast of Mary’s Immaculate Conception in the midst of the Advent season. Chants with handbells, traditional and new Advent carols for choir and congregation, beautiful

Continuing our look at Advent from the CT’s back issues, this Throwback Thursday looks into the past but has a family activity aspect. Pictured here, from the Dec. 12, 1942 edition of The Catholic Telegraph-Register, are several youths and an adult teaching them the religious meaning of the season of Advent.

One hundred years ago, a group of women religious turned an old farmhouse in Westwood into a high school for young women and built a legacy that is still solid a century later. Mother of Mercy High School is celebrating its centennial. It opened Sept. 7, 1915, with just two

Bishop Edward Braxton of Belleville, Ill., told those gathered at the Cintas Center Nov. 9 that he had no solution for Cincinnati’s racial divide, but he said he had some clear observations for “the vexing questions facing our communities.” Bishop Braxton shared the Scriptural story of the Good Samaritan to

The first candle of Advent 2015 has been burning for a few days and as the season of joyful anticipation begins, the Throwback Thursday team brings you the attached photo. From a 1950 edition of The Catholic Telegraph, seen here is a formal table setting with decorations and foods appropriate to

Through volunteering, Sabrina Burton Simonson has discovered people in situations she did not know existed and a means to help them. “I’m blessed because I do not know what it’s like to be in the position these people are in. I have no idea,” said Simonson, executive assistant to the