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By Patricia McGeever Exploring the rainforest and seeing the Panama Canal may not be things you’d expect to do on a pilgrimage, but they’re part of World Youth Day 2019 in Panama City. Emily Conklin jumped at the chance to sign up.      “I’ve always wanted to go,” said

By Walt Schaefer In long-established parishes, family trees point to lasting loyalty. At the same time, these maps of generations can also hint at a healthy future.      So it is at St. James the Greater in White Oak, which traces its roots to the German families who founded

On Thursday, July 19, 2018, many of the faithful gathered at Doug & Sarah Franck’s Farm in Saint Henry Oh for the annual Rural Urban Farm Mass. Check out the video of that wonderful evening:

Our 2018 reader Mary Garden contest concludes this month. Veronica Crusham took first place with a photo of the 60-year-old Sayler Park garden owned by her mother, Mary Cipriani. Second place goes to Jane Maurer of Botkins, whose husband, Rick, made the grotto next to their pond. Michael English took

This month’s Bucket List takes you to three places created for prayer: a memorial, a former seminary filled with art and treasures, and a rural shrine: an outdoor memorial for martyred Jesuits Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center a shrine on the site of an amusement park Go: See

By Sharon Semanie Families whose names included Timmerman, Essers and Schmitz were among pioneer neighbors in rural Mercer County instrumental in building St. Paul Catholic Church in Sharpsburg, southeast of Fort Recovery. The original wooden-framed church built in 1868 cost $1,000, measured only 30 x 40 sq. ft., was 20

Awake Junior High Camps:  Youth Evangelization and Discipleship Director Brad Bursa calls these “pre-evangelization” opportunities concentrating on building community, especially within youth groups. Because the Christian life is difficult to lead in isolation and young people are often isolated, Bursa said, the camps are meant to give students from grade

“This exhibit comes to the museum as the nation grapples with recent investigative reporting exposing the separation of families at our borders,” said Dion Brown, president of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati. “It is incredibly important that we host this exhibit that partners with organizations like Catholic

By Walt Schaefer Cincinnati’s West End neighborhood is not known for its beauty, but the short life of Victoria Stoltz lives on at a two-family home on Dayton Street. And that’s beautiful.      A colorful mural with mosaic elements includes 16-year-old Victoria’s likeness, along with images of birds and

Have you heard about the latest craze? It is called “truthiness.” Everyone is doing it. You see, you start with something that is true and then twist it to include other facts that may or may not be true. Wikipedia puts it this way: “Truthiness is the belief or assertion