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Can you believe it is already 2020? In 2010, I had a 7-month-old. Now I have a 10-year-old. By 2030, he will probably be in college. Yikes. Every New Year is a chance for a new beginning – and people like new beginnings. But this new beginning feels special because

St. Monica Is the mother of convert St. Augustine. She is the patron saint of alcoholics, conversion, wives and mothers. St. George Is the patron of farmers, soldiers, archers, equestrians, chivalry, skin diseases and shepherds. A triptych of the saint from the church fits exactly on the building’s only remaining undecorated

by Matt Hadro The 2020 March for Life will honor the centennial of women’s suffrage in the U.S., promoting a pro-life message of “empowerment” of women and taking aim at the false equation of abortion with independence. “Our hope and prayer for this year’s theme,” said Jeanne Mancini, president of

Vocation Night for college age men and older interested in pursuing the priesthood in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Wednesday, January 29, 2020: Beginning at 5:00 p.m. The Athenaeum of Ohio, 6616 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati 45230 On Wednesday, January 29, there is  a Vocation Night for college age men and older

By Wayne Topp For many young adults, parishes are an enigma. They experience them as young children, and some may have been involved in their high school youth group. Then they went off to college. Half of those involved teenagers stayed engaged in their faith, while others simply “took a

Students in the ABLE program at Holy Rosary School in St. Mary's, OH.
Photo & story by Susie Bergman Holy Rosary Catholic School in St. Mary’s is a special place. It’s not only, the only, Catholic school in Auglaize County, but it is also the only ABLE (Academic and Behavioral Learning Enrichment) environment between Lima and Dayton. Additionally it’s the only ABLE environment

By Erin Schurenberg An important action before us as Catholics is to talk about our faith and take back our story,” said Deacon Nathan Beiersdorfer on his faith-based podcast, “The First Word.” “Taking back the story” could describe the trajectory of Nathan’s own Catholic journey. After graduating in 1995 from

By Margaret Swensen When I spoke with Paul Melia on the phone in July, I told him I wanted him to be the first featured artist in what I hoped would become a series of videos on Catholic artists living and working within the archdiocese. He humbly accepted and warned

By John Stegeman When Miley Azbill, 17, took the stage Nov. 23 in front of 3,000 young Catholics, she wasn’t nervous. Dressed in a “Serve like Teresa” sweatshirt, sweatpants, a knee brace and carrying a borrowed guitar, the teen wowed the crowd with her original song, “Revealed,” winning NCYC’s Top

I prayed over my five-year old son the other day. He was on day three of a stomach bug, and I was willing to look like a fool if it meant his healing.Even a couple months ago, I would not have done such a thing. I’ve prayed over other people