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Mission bell rings for traditional Glenmary sendoff By John Stegeman The clanging of a mission bell echoed over the hills of Glenmary Home Missioners Headquarters in Cincinnati Aug. 25 as two novices left to begin the mission-placement portion of their novitiate year. Matt Solarz, a priesthood candidate from North Olmstead,

Festival season is winding down in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, where only ONE festival is scheduled for the month of October – Taste of Mission at the Comboni Mission Center in Anderson Township. The Comboni Missionaries are celebration 150 years of mission, so expect extra festivities at this year’s festival, a

Note: This story from our October print edition is an expanded version of a  previous online story. By  Gail  Finke In 1996, University of Dayton political science professor Father John Putka told a new District Court judge on his way to Washington, D.C,. for “judge school” that he had to go to

The academic year began this fall at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West in Mt. Washington with 82 men in formation for priesthood. At the Athenaeum of Ohio, which shares the Athenaeum’s campus and faculty, more than 100 lay men and women also began their fall semester, studying for

“We fell in love with the people and the community” By Eileen Connelly, OSU For more than 55 years, Precious Blood Sister Carmelita Monnin joyfully served in Santiago, Chili. Her ministry inspired her niece and goddaughter Jane Pierron, pastoral associate for RCIA and adult programs at Immaculate Conception, Holy Family,

By Erin Schurenburg It began in Aachen, Germany, on Pentecost Sunday, 1845. Sister Gertrude Frank approached the soon-to-be foundress of the Sisters of the Poor of St. Francis, Blessed Frances Schervier, about a new congregation. In 1858, it spread to the United States. What was referred to then as the

Archdiocese staff visits unique parish school for friends at SMOY Holy Family is the only school of its kind in Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras. There are other Catholic schools, but this one is for students who can’t a ord to pay. Just a block away from the local public

St. Matthias the Apostle parish celebrates growth, change As a young wife and expectant mother Judie Mohr moved to Forest Park in 1967 with her husband, Charlie, where the couple became charter members of St. Matthias Parish. They are still active parishioners today, and, said Mohr, the past 50 years

By Gail Finke Courage, a ministry for people who have same-sex attractions, will hold a day-long retreat on Oct. 28 to reach out to potential members, and in hopes of beginning a related ministry for families. Founded in New York in 1980 to help Catholics live in accordance with the

By Gail Finke Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr commissioned this year’s NET missionaries, who work with youth in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, at a morning Mass at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains Thursday, Sept. 27. NET central staff and most of the archdiocese’s central office staff who work with