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There are several instances of biological brothers becoming priests for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, but in the late 19th century, an extraordinary instance came from the family of Patrick and Johanna Hickey. Five of their sons became priests for the Archdiocese and one daughter became a Sister of Notre Dame

A hand holds a rainbow-colored rosary in front of a crucifix. Rainbow imagery is often associated with LGBTQ movements. Courage International, an apostolate for Catholics with homosexual desires, uses only a crucifix and the group's name as a logo. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)
“Persons with homosexual desires have always been with us,” and a fully-Catholic program aiming to assist those persons has been around now for more than 25 years. While new to the Archdiocese Cincinnati, the Courage ministry is growing. The “About Us” section of Courage International’s website starts with the above

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati Central Offices are located in a nine-story building at 8th and Walnut Streets in downtown Cincinnati. While the archdiocese has owned the space since 1978, the building has a long and interesting history. The story of 100 E. Eighth Street, Cincinnati, begins before the building was constructed

The simplest action can leave a lasting impact and can bridge a very big generation gap. Take the outings for Mary Ann Mecher’s fourth grade religion class at Our Lady of Victory School. Once a month, she brings her students to visit the seniors who attend the Adult Day program

Sister of Mercy Mary Aloyse Gerhardstein is certainly not slowing down at 87 years old – just changing course. Sister Aloyse, a lifelong Cincinnatian, has dedicated her life to educating and inspiring children locally and abroad. She helped Mercy Montessori establish the upper elementary program and Cincinnati’s first Montessori junior

In the spring of 1913 a massive storm stretching from Nebraska to Michigan to Vermont made its way across the country. Tornadoes in the Great Plains claimed several lives and was then soon followed by heavy rainfall. The storm’s scale of destruction had never before been seen in the United

The ongoing legal disputes between the federal government and Little Sisters of the Poor and other Catholic groups opposed to providing contraceptives as part of their health insurance plans isn’t unique in American, or even local history. According to the book Faith and Action: A History of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati,

Theft failed to deter Paul Lammermeier from his 20-year mission — serving inner-city poor youth in Peru. “I went in to Piura, Peru, in 1984 with a group of students,” said Lammermeier, who, at the time, was teaching religion at St. Xavier High School. “We went to a small village

A popular misunderstanding holds that “Theology of the Body” programs in Catholic schools represents little more than sex education with a religious gloss. Father Thomas Wray, director of the archdiocesan Office of Evangelization and Catechesis, is happy to dispel that notion. “Theology of the Body is a view of the

On June 20, 2007, Auxiliary Bishop of Cincinnati Carl K. Moeddel‘s resignation for health reasons was accepted by the Vatican. Changes in the episcopacy are major events in the history of a diocese, and this change is the focus of today’s Throwback Thursday. Bishop Moeddel’s resignation, which was significant by itself, is