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By Eileen Connelly, OSU The Catholic Telegraph  God’s call for each of use is special and often surprising. One example is the story of a young woman from Massachusetts, who grew up in a family that didn’t practice a particular religion. She “met the Lord” on a Cursillo weekend and

By Francis X. Rocca Catholic News Service  VATICAN CITY — Using what he acknowledged was unusually “blunt” language, the head of the Vatican’s doctrinal office rebuked officers of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious for honoring a Catholic theologian whose work was judged “seriously inadequate” and for promoting futuristic ideas

Staff Report April showers are said to bring May flowers but May brings a host of opportunties to grow in faith. A late Easter continues the Easter season far into a month where we honor mothers, veterans, Blessed Mother Mary and more.

Light is ON For You May
By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph  Anecdotal evidence of success poured into the the Archdiocese of Cincinnati central offices in the days after the March 18 one-day confession event dubbed “The Light is ON For You” but now some hard data has become available. The Worship Office sent a survey

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service  ROME — Thanking communications professionals who work for the Catholic Church, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York also shared with them tips he said he learned at the “school of hard knocks.” When facing reporters, he said, “their initial posture often might be

Staff Report The following letter from The Most Reverend Dennis M. Schnurr, Archbishop of Cincinnati, appeared in the May 2014 print edition of The Catholic Telegraph.

Retired Pope Benedict XVI embraces Pope Francis before the canonization Mass for Sts. John XXIII and John Paul II in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 27. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters) (April 27, 2014) See SAINTS-MASS and SAINTS-COLOR April 27, 2014.
By Francis X. Rocca Catholic News Service  VATICAN CITY — Canonizing two recent popes in the presence of his immediate predecessor, Pope Francis praised the new Sts. John XXIII and John Paul II as men of courage and mercy, who responded to challenges of their time by modernizing the Catholic

A woman takes a picture of an illustration depicting Blessed John Paul II, left, Pope Francis and Blessed John XXIII outside a shop in Rome April 23. On April 27, Pope Francis canonized both former popes. (CNS photo/Stefano Rellandini, Reuters)
By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service  VATICAN CITY — Just days before Pope Francis was set to canonize two of his predecessors, he expressed his hopes the two soon-to-be saints would continue to inspire the whole church in its mission.

Archbishop Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, the future Pope John XXIII, pictured in 1926
By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Blessed John XXIII struggled to shake off many formalities that came with the papacy and often conspired with his valet to sneak out of the Vatican. One covert road trip in the Alban Hills outside of Rome got Guido Gusso, the pope’s valet, in

Staff Report Sister of Mercy Victoria Vondenberger director of the archdiocesan Tribunal, knew she was in the presence of someone special when she met Blessed John Paul II in 1990. She was in Rome as part of a cannon law class trip, when the group was invited to the pope’s