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Summit Middle School students and other members of the school community gather around religion teacher Penny Herr as she recieves the sacrament of the Annointing of the Sick. (Courtesy Photo)
By Eileen Connelly, OSU The Catholic Telegraph When Penny Herr was diagnosed with breast cancer in June, she could easily have felt sorry for herself and questioned God. Instead, the dedicated religion teacher at the Summit Country Day School first thought of her students and turned to her faith for

More than 100 people gathered at the Athenaeum Monday to hear Most Reverend Joseph N. Perry, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago (second from right) discuss the possibility of sainthood for Father Augustus Tolton, a former slave and the first identified priest of African descent in the United States. Bishop Perry is the postulant for Tolton’s sainthood. Pictured from left is Andrew Hilgefort, Father Benedict O’Cinnsealaigh, Rector of Mount Sr. Mary’s Seminary of the West and President of the Athenaeum, Bishop Perry and Father Earl Fernandes, Dean of the Athenaeum. (CT Photo/Steve Trosley)
By Steve Trosley The Catholic Telegraph The middle 19th century, including the Civil War period, was a time of tragedy and strife in America. Emerging from this dramatic time was Father Augustus Tolton, the first American of African descent ordained to the priesthood. The Most Rev. Joseph N. Perry, Auxiliary

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Staff Report Five players and several staff members from the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA franchise visited St. Francis Seraph Catholic elementary school on Oct. 22. The Cavaliers organization was there along with the humanitarian agency Samaritan’s Feet and volunteers from the Horseshoe Casino to wash the feet of nearly 160 underserved

Pope Benedict XVI greets Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr of Cincinnati during a Feb. 2 meeting with U.S. bishops on their "ad limina" visits to the Vatican.
Staff Report Archbishop of Cincinnati Dennis M. Schnurr is among those nominated as candidates for president and vice president when U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) elects the next president and vice president of USCCB during the bishops’ annual fall General Assembly, Nov. 11-14, at the Baltimore Waterfront Marriott Hotel. 

Staff Report The 40 Days For Life prayer vigil continues at three locations in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. One of The Catholic Telegraph‘s reporters recently joined in prayer at the Cincinnati vigil. To read his reflection on the experience, click here.

La Salle High School has announced that it will conduct mandatory drug testing for all students beginning with the 2014-15 school year. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)
Staff Report La Salle High School has announced that it will begin mandatory drug tests on all students beginning with the 2014-15 school year. La Salle, a private Catholic school located in Green Township near Cincinnati, sent a letter to parents on Oct. 11 detailing the program. The letter encouraged

Press Release The Board of Trustees at the College of Mount St. Joseph announced today the College will officially become Mount St. Joseph University effective July 1, 2014. The designation change to University positions the Mount to leverage its expanding academic offerings including increasing its number of graduate programs for

By Francis X. Rocca Catholic News Service  VATICAN CITY — The predicament of divorced and remarried Catholics will be a major topic of discussion when bishops from around the world meet at the Vatican in October 2014. The Vatican announced Oct. 8 that an extraordinary session of the Synod of

Staff Report When SportsLeader works with Catholic schools, one of its hopes is to help the school strengthen their Catholic identity. One of the ways SportsLeader does this is by encouraging prayer after athletic contests. Two SportsLeader schools, members Bishop Fenwick and McNicholas, met on the football field Sept. 27.

Pope Francis prays during a meeting with cardinals at the Vatican Oct. 1. As a series of consultations aimed at the reform of the Vatican bureaucracy began, the pontiff told his group of cardinal advisers that humility and service attract people to the church, not power and pride. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters) (Oct. 1, 2013) See POPE-CARDINALS Sept. 30, 2013 and POPE-HUMILITY Oct. 1, 2013.
By Francis X. Rocca Catholic News Service  VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In his latest wide-ranging interview, Pope Francis said that he aimed to make the Catholic Church less “Vatican-centric” and closer to the “people of God,” as well as more socially conscious and open to modern culture. He also revealed