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Poor Clare Sisters look on during a ceremony. (CT Photo/Colleen Kelley)
By Eileen Connelly, OSU The Catholic Telegraph It was with prayer and gratitude that two women made their permanent commitment to life as Poor Clares during separate ceremonies in recent months, supported by their fellow sisters, family members, friends and local Franciscan friars. Both ceremonies took place at St. Clement

By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph  CINCINNATI — Police evacuated parts of the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains, City Hall and the Centennial Plaza office building after a suspicious object was discovered on Central Avenue between Seventh and Eighth streets Monday morning.

Body & Soul Father Armstrong
Body & Soul is a feature that hopes to highlight faith-filled folks who nourish others through their ministries, other food related topics and perhaps even heavenly inspired recipes. Please send any story ideas to Eileen Connelly, OSU. By Eileen Connelly, OSU The Catholic Telegraph  As a young boy, Father Christopher

The June print edition of The Catholic Telegraph is hot off the press and should be arriving in mailboxes around May 28. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)
Staff Report The June edition of The Catholic Telegraph runs 36 pages with complete coverage of the May 17 priest ordinations, a special vocations section, graduation listing and more. The cover of the June issue features now-Fathers Brian Phelps and James Riehle lying prostrate on the floor of the Cathedral

Staff Report The 2014 Festival Season kicked off May 16-18 in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati with five parishes hosting festivals. The Catholic Telegraph’s 2014 Festival Guide will be updated each week to show the coming festivals for that weekend, along with an interactive map showing their locations.

From left, Seminary Rector Father Benedict O'Cinnsealaigh, newly ordained Father James Riehle, Archbishop of Cincinnati Dennis M. Schnurr, newly ordained Father Brian Phelps, Auxiliary Bishop Joseph R. Binzer and Vocations Director Father Kyle Schnipple pose for a photo immediately following ordination May 17 at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)
By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr ordained Father Brian William Phelps and Father James Joseph Riehle. to the priesthood before a packed cathedral May 17.

Staff Report Summer doesn’t officially start until June 21 this year, but the onset of church festival season is a sure sign summer is on the way. The first Catholic Church festivals of the season in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati open up this weekend (May 15-17) beginning Friday night.

Deacon Brian Phelps
Editor’s Note: Deacon Brian Phelps and Deacon James J. Riehle will be ordained priests for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati on May 17. Read the profile on Deacon Riehle here. By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph Sometimes priestly vocation stories begin with a major moment or experience wherein the man called to be

Deacon James Riehle
Editor’s Note: Deacon James J. Riehle and Deacon Brian Phelps will be ordained priests for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati on May 17. Read the profile on Deacon Phelps here. By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph   The Holy Sprit started working on Deacon James J. Riehle’s vocation to the priesthood early.

By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph While it serves as the education center for seminarians of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, The Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary forms priests for other dioceses too. Three of the five members of the seminary’s class of 2014 will serve somewhere other than the