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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

You’ve probably heard some variation of the expression “He could sell ice to Alaskans.” As a young man, Father Jason Bedel sold ice so successfully that his corporate future look assured. He began work at Home City Ice Co. as a student at Xavier University. “I started as a delivery

Fenwick and McNicholas high school football players participate in a pre-season Rosary Rally. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)
Staff Report Seven Catholic high school football teams from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati entered the OHSAA playoffs three weeks ago, but only two remain — undefeated Bishop Fenwick and reigning Division II state champ La Salle. The Falcons were the only Catholic school team in the archdiocese to end the regular

As Immaculate Conception Parish in Botkins, Shelby County, celebrates 150 years, long-time parishioner Mike Gehrlich sees it as a time to remember, reflect and give thanks. “As you work to compile all of the information about the parish, you realize how dependent we are on what went before us,” Gehrlich

Staff Report Editor’s Note: This story was posted prior to when the present website design took effect. Today’s Throwback Thursday is short and sweet. We’re saying goodbye to this website — sort of. Don’t fret. TheCatholicTelegraph.com isn’t going anywhere, but it is getting a total makeover. As we announced last month, the improved site will

Staff Report In 1969 the church document Fidei Custos set down the conditions under which a lay person who was also not an acolyte could assist in the distribution of the Eucharist as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. In 1972, the first U.S. teenagers ever granted that extraordinary permission were members

By Walt Schaefer For The Catholic Telegraph In 1804, Julie Billiart had a meeting with the Bishop of Amiens, France, when she told him of her vision to create a religious order of women educators who would serve worldwide. The bishop and the sister were not in agreement. The bishop

Staff Report Perhaps one of this publication’s most moving stories of the past couple years involved a non-Catholic and a story not entirely tied to religion. The story of this Throwback Thursday is Lauren Hill. An Indiana native, and standout student-athlete in high school, Hill was diagnosed with, and later died of,

Press Release Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Andrea Koverman and Tracy Kemme pronounced first vows during a ceremony June 27 in the Immaculate Conception Chapel at the Mount St. Joseph motherhouse. Both women professed the vows of poverty, consecrated celibacy and obedience, committing themselves “for three years to the service

By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph Homecoming at Lehman Catholic High School had a different meaning this year. After more than 40 years of celebrating homecoming away from home, a new tradition at the Sidney Ohio school brought the event to campus for the first time. In an advancement committee