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By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph After a meeting to discuss the issues facing Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, many principals of area Catholic schools were honored at the third-annual Archdiocesan Special Principal Awards Luncheon April 30 at the Presidential Banquet Center in Kettering. 

The Evans children, from left, Jimmy, Zoe, and Ashton, pose with their mother, Ao, holding a photo of her deceased husband Richard, after their baptism at St. James of the Valley Church in February. (Courtesy Photo)
By Eileen Connelly, OSU The Catholic Telegraph It’s been nearly a year since a senseless tragedy claimed the life of a devoted husband, father and well respected local business owner, but in that time a community and parish have united to support his family with compassion and faith. 

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