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VOCARE, the first project developed by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s new Catechetical Institute, is being launched with four area convocations for catechists this fall (for our coverage, see the September print issue). Replacing the previous system of certification classes for religion teachers, school principals, and anyone teaching catechesis for parishes,

Another Catholic charity doing Hurricane Harvey relief: the Knights of Columbus. Dr. Gerard Nedal, whose Staten Island Knights of Columbus chapter worked for months running a Comfort Grill for Hurricane Sandy relief, posted this information on social media and asks that it be shared freely, because the Texas councils are not able to

People walk through floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey Aug. 27 after being evacuated in Dickinson, Texas. (CNS photo/Rick Wilking, Reuters)
Dear Friends in Christ, Over the past several days, all of us have followed the historic flooding and resulting devastation and loss of life in southwest Texas. Hurricane Harvey has created an unprecedented and catastrophic weather event of immense proportions. The hurricane may now also strike Louisiana. Our hearts and

The Athenaeum of Ohio is shown in a 2013 file photo. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)
The Athenaeum Chorale will be holding auditions for its 2017-2018 season from August 1 until the end of September. All singers over 18 years of age are welcome to audition. Spots for all voice parts are available. Beginning its thirty-eighth season, the Athenaeum Chorale was founded in the fall of

Interstate 45 is seen submerged from the effects of Hurricane Harvey Aug. 28 in Houston. (CNS photo/Richard Carson, Reuters)
The Bishops of Texas have issued a list of Catholic charities helping in rescue and recovery following the devastating impact of Saturday’s hurricane and the ongoing flooding in the state. They emphasize that cash contributions are their greatest need. National organizations, including Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), are collecting funds, but

The Badin Claybusters, Badin High School’s trap shooting club, brought home seven national championships from the annual AIM Grand Nationals in Sparta, Ill. “We had a lot of success and a lot of fun,” head coach Mark Arnold said. “2017 was truly a fantastic year for us.” Arnold himself was

On Monday, August 21, 2017, much of the nation witnessed a solar eclipse. As the hour approached, I took a walk a few blocks down to St. Peter in Chains Cathedral. I wanted to bottle that day. In a time of divisiveness in our country, downtown Cincinnati was like a

Children discover their own new beds – and sheets, comforters, toys, and more. (Courtesy Photo)
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Cincinnati (SVDP) and Morris Furniture Company teamed up for the first-ever “Day to Dream” event at the P&G Cincinnati MLB Youth Academy in Roselawn on Aug. 19. Fifty children each received a twin bed set including a mattress, box spring, bed frame,

Carroll High School Students in Dayton looking at partial eclipse 2017 (Courtesy Photo)
Monday, August 21, 2017 will be remembered as the day the sun was dimmed during the afternoon by a partial solar eclipse. Downtown Cincinnati was strangely quiet from about 1:30 pm until 3:00 pm as people went outside of their offices glancing at the sun through protected glasses.   Scripture

My Dear Friends in Christ, As you may know, more than 130 pilgrims will visit Spain, France, and Portugal during this autumn’s Marian Pilgrimage organized by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. To those who can’t be physically with us, I extend an opportunity for spiritual participation in this beautiful undertaking. Specifically,