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A crown of thorns is seen at St. Bonaventure Church in Paterson, N.J.. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the penitential season of Lent, during which Christians reflect on the suffering of Jesus, especially on Good Friday. (CNS photo/Octavio Duran)
Staff Report As the first Ash Wednesday Masses let out, thousands of Catholics in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati will leave church with a visible witness to the faith on their heads. Though one of the most attended Mass days of the year, Ash Wednesday is not a Holy Day of

A pair of Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur discuss the 175 years of service of their order in the United States. (Courtesy Photo)
By Walt Schaefer For The Catholic Telegraph In 1804, Julie Billiart had a meeting with the Bishop of Amiens, France, when she told him of her vision to create a religious order of women educators who would serve worldwide. The bishop and the sister were not in agreement. The bishop

Sister of Notre Dame de Namur Mary Alice Weber, left, celebrating 80 years in her religious community, is greeted by Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr as Ursuline Sister Lucia Castellini looks on. (CT Photo/Colleen Kelley)
Staff Report Sisters, brothers and priests from religious communities throughout the archdiocese who are celebrating jubilees in 2015 came together for an annual Mass in their honor at Mount Notre Dame in Cincinnati Oct. 10.  Nov. 1 through Nov. 7 is National Vocations Awareness month Celebrated by Archbishop Dennis M.

The Fenwick Falcons celebrate at home after a week 10 victory secured a perfect 10-0 regular season. Fenwick is one of seven area Catholic schools to make the playoffs. (Courtesy Photo/Fenwick High School)
Staff Report Seven Catholic football-playing high schools from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati are continuing their gridiron campaigns this weekend in the first round of the OHSAA high school football playoffs. Here’s a glance at each game of week 11. Badin (7-3) at Fenwick (10-0) Saturday Bishop Fenwick wrapped up an undefeated regular season

Lauren Hill, wearing a gray sweater, sits among her parents and coach at a check presentation two weeks after scoring her first collegiate basket. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)
Staff Report Perhaps one of this publication’s most moving stories of the past couple years involved a non-Catholic and a story not entirely tied to religion. The story of this Throwback Thursday is Lauren Hill. An Indiana native, and standout student-athlete in high school, Hill was diagnosed with, and later died of,

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Press Release Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Andrea Koverman and Tracy Kemme pronounced first vows during a ceremony June 27 in the Immaculate Conception Chapel at the Mount St. Joseph motherhouse. Both women professed the vows of poverty, consecrated celibacy and obedience, committing themselves “for three years to the service

Priests of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati process into the cathedral prior to the 2015 Ordination Mass. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)
By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph To be  Catholic priest is a calling fraught with challenges, but it is also one that, through the grace of God, many find peace and joy. Nov. 1-7 is National Vocation Awareness Week.  The Catholic Telegraph spoke with Fathers Leonard Kostka, Todd Grogan and

By Matt Hadro CNA/EWTN News Catholic and Lutheran bishops have signed a declaration that they hope solidifies areas of “consensus” on matters of faith while providing a path forward for more dialogue. “Pope Francis in his recent visit to the United States emphasized again and again the need for and

By David Agren Catholic News Service MEXICO CITY — Pope Francis will visit Mexico in February, marking the pontiff’s first trip to the heavily Catholic country, said Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera of Mexico City. Cardinal Rivera revealed the date Pope Francis would arrive in Mexico Feb. 12 during a homily Nov.

Marijuana plants for sale are displayed at the medical marijuana farmers' market at the California Heritage Market in Los Angeles Ohio voters face a ballot initiative to legalize the drug statewide in certain circumstances. (CNS photo/David McNew, Reuters) (July 15, 2014) See MARIJUANA July 15, 2014.
Staff Report The Catholic Conference of Ohio recommends a no vote on Issue 3 in a statewide election Nov. 3. Issue 3 allows production and sale of marijuana for personal and medicinal purposes. The Catholic Conference is made up of the Catholic Bishops of the state and is the official