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It was all smiles at St. Francis DeSales. From left to right Mrs. Pam Forte and Ms. Greta Brandon(cook, School Receptionist and mother and grandmother to many SFDS alumni (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
It was a busy first half of 2018 in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Check out the half year in pictures:

A shorter version of this story appeared in our July, 2018 print edition. The eighth Ohio Historical Marker in Auglaize County debuted on May 8 when Father Patrick Sloneker and church historian Mike Gerlich unveiled the sign marking the site of Sts. Peter and Paul Church. The mother church of

Goodbye Mass ends in tears, laughter; new school to open in fall This story first appeared in our July, 2018 print edition By Eileen Connelly, OSU Hundreds of members of the McAuley High School community, including alumnae, students, parents, faculty, and friends came together May 27 for a final Mass

Explore the traditions of this joyous time in pictures For coverage of the ordination itself, click here. Tradition of the first blessing Waiting to receive a blessing from a new priest is a longstanding ordination day tradition. After Mass, the new priests are greeted by their former seminary classmates, who

Every year the grounds at the Maria Stein Shrine are filled in June for their annual CountryFest. This year variety was certainly a big part of the day with everything from a Mini-Indy, Motorcycle Daredevils, Tractor Pulls, Rides, and the unique Tractor Square Dance. Here’s a slideshow of the day:

Shaheed Baba Deep Singh GAtka Academy of New York students perform during the first Festival of Faiths at the Cintas Center in Cincinnati Sunday, June 24, 2018. (CT Photo/E.L. Hubbard)
On Sunday, June 24, the Cincinnati Festival of Faiths showcased Cincinnati’s religious diversity, celebrate various religions’ contributions to the community’s quality of life, develop the community’s exemplary interfaith relations and collaboration, and build and enhance interfaith unity. Photographer E.L. Hubbard was there to showcase the event:

Serious waterfare at Totus Tuus. (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
Totus Tuus (Totally Yours) is a summer Catholic youth program dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Catholic Faith through evangelization, catechesis, Christian witness and Eucharistic worship. There were close to 70 participants at St. Bernadette and on Friday, June 22 it was time to close out the week with

Priest who built campus ministry moves to parish life; who’s next for WSU This story first appeared in our July, 2018 print edition By Walt Schaefer Father Ed Burns, who has served as Director of Catholic Campus Ministry at Wright State University for the past dozen years, hopped in his car

A shorter version of this story appeared in our July, 2018 print edition. Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr ordained Fathers Craig Best, Jarred Kohn, Andrew Smith and Jacob Willig to the priesthood May 19 during a joyous Mass at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains. Concelebrating were Bishop Joseph R.

by Gail Finke The United States Supreme Court upheld the free speech rights of pro-life pregnancy centers today, overturning a 9thCircuit Court of Appeals ruling that allowed California to require that all pregnancy care centers (PCCs) tell their clients where to obtain free, state-funded abortions. The 5-4 ruling on National