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Editor, CEO, area civic leader receives lifetime achievement award  By Walt Schaefer William R. Burleigh, one of Cincinnati’s most esteemed journalists, was honored in February with the Salesian Guild’s Lifetime Achievement Award during the Catholic  organization’s annual meeting.       Burleigh served a chief executive officer, president and chairman of

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Woman’s plight that made national news reconsidered By Walt Schaefer A January ruling by the United States Sixth District Court of Appeals remanded the deportation case of Fairfield resident Maribel Trujillo Diaz back to the Cleveland-based Bureau of Immigration Appeals for a new hearing. Tony Stieritz, director of the Archdiocese

Calligrapher and illuminator Diane von Arx will speak on her work on the renowned St. John Bible at Xavier University Thursday, March 22. “She’s probably the most famous calligrapher in the country,” said University Library Director Ken Gibson. “We would love to have many people come – calligraphers, artists, medievalists,

How Catholics can, and why they should, evangelize their fellow Catholics By Walt Schaefer His experiences with the Men’s Fellowship Movement and the Cincinnati Men’s Conferences led retired investment officer and philanthropist Declan O’Sullivan to write a book and blog inspired by the growth of the lay-led movement. “The conference

Conference co-founder reflects on men’s fellowship By Walt Schaefer After a six-year hiatus, the Cincinnati Men’s Conference has been reborn and co-founder Declan O’Sullivan couldn’t be happier. “The first men’s conference was in 1995,” O’Sullivan said, and grew rapidly to attendance of nearly 10,000. “Then in 2011, it was placed

Mixed Martial Arts heavyweight champ turned actor a staunch Catholic By Gail Finke The Cincinnati Men’s Conference owes its revival, in part, to Scotland’s great hero William Wallace. “’Braveheart’ happened to be on while I was thinking about it,” said Catholic Speakers Organization founder Joe Condit. “A lot of people

By Gail Finke After the extra chairs brought in to supplement the auditorium seating filled up, some stood in the back. Some sat on the windowsills or in the aisles. And while many went elsewhere after seeing that the eminent physicist’s lecture at the University of Cincinnati was full to

Bilingual program aims to encourage a new generation of Catholics Laura Diaz made the trip from Northern Kentucky to the University of Dayton.  Her reason was simple. “I’m hoping to find God and find a closer encounter with him,” Diaz said. Diaz attends St. Henry District High School in Erlanger,

Staffer Gail Finke headed to the Old St. Mary’s Bockfest fish fry — the historic parish’s only fish fry of the year — last Friday. Parishioners and Bockfest revelers packed the parking lot for almost two hours before the parade began, and until the fish ran out about an hour