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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

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 Eileen Connelly, OSU Faculty and staff at the St. Martin and Over-the-Rhine campuses of Chatfield College, founded by the Ursulines of Brown County, are dedicated to meeting the changing needs of their diverse student population. This includes a variety of technology-related initiatives.       In January of this year,

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

The bell tower at UD's Immaculate Conception Chapel stands vigil over Christmas at UD (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
Common Bond, a group of about 700 former Marianist brothers and priests, will gather at the University of Dayton July 27 through 29 for a triennial union. Bob Toai, a former Marianist brother, Common Bond board member and reunion planning committee member, said the group has been meeting every three

St. Bernard Church, Springfield, undergoing renovation. (Courtesy Photo)
Parishioners who worship at St Bernard’s in Springfield are worshiping in the original church built in 1870, ten years after the parish founding. But they will soon enjoy a more attractive, weather-secure facility. Parish business manager John Herzog said the church was renovated in 1924, but at that time the

The CT crew visited St. Ann Church in Groesbeck this weekend, where parishioners are in the middle of their annual St. Ann novena and celebrated with an ice cream social. The novena includes nine days of Masses and prayers with a relic of St. Ann, the mother of Mary. It ends

By Gail Finke After amassing everything needed for Mass or Eucharistic adoration but an altar, the archdiocese’s Office of Youth Evangelization staff members needed a place to put it all. Plastic tubs and bins just didn’t seem right for the chalices and bowls, thurible (incense holder), candelabras, monstrance, and other