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Correction: Catholic High School open house listing


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Due to a technical and editing error, some incorrect Catholic High School open house information was published in The Catholic Telegraph October print edition. Correct information for all fo the Catholic High School open houses follows:  Continue reading

Catholic Charities relocating from downtown Cincinnati

A sign marks the entrance to the current location of Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio's main office at 100 E. 8th Street Cincinnati, Ohio. The 100-year-old agency will move main operations to Roselawn on Jan. 9, 2015. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)

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Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio announced today that the 100-year-old organization will relocate from its present location in downtown Cincinnati to the Mid Pointe Tower building in Roselawn, beginning Jan. 9, 2015.

A post on the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Facebook page linked to a story in the Cincinnati Business Courier. That report stated 45 employees from two existing sites will move to the new location. Continue reading

Pope Francis: Satan seduces by disguising evil as good

Pope Francis, speaking of the ongoing battle between the devil and mankind, encouraging Catholics to pray to the angels, who have been charged to defend us. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

By Elise Harris

VATICAN CITY — On Monday’s feast of the archangels Pope Francis spoke of the ongoing battle between the devil and mankind, encouraging attendees to pray to the angels, who have been charged to defend us.

“He presents things as if they were good, but his intention is destruction. And the angels defend us,” the Roman Pontiff told those gathered for his Sept. 29 mass in the Vatican’s Saint Martha residence. Continue reading

Local seminary booming with potential priests
The Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary's Seminary of the West is booming with potential priests. With 66 seminarians enrolled this year, the seminary is nearing full capacity. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)

The Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary's Seminary of the West is booming with potential priests. With 66 seminarians enrolled this year, the seminary is nearing full capacity. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)

By John Stegeman
The Catholic Telegraph

Two men were ordained priests for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati this year. Two were ordained last year as well, but going forward the numbers are expected to spike.

Pending 100 percent retention, four men are scheduled to be ordained in 2015 from the local seminary. In 2016 that number could jump to seven. After a brief projected dip, the number of ordinands could skyrocket as high as 12 in 2019. Continue reading

Pew looks at perceptions of discrimination against people of faith

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By Patricia Zapor
Catholic News Service 

WASHINGTON — People of various religious groups tend to think followers of their faith are more apt to face discrimination than the general public thinks, but majorities of all backgrounds agree that Muslims, gays/lesbians, blacks and Hispanics face discrimination.

According to a Pew Research Center report released Sept. 22, 19 percent of the general public said there is a lot of discrimination against Catholics, while 33 percent of Catholics hold that view, for example. Continue reading

On 30th anniversary, Project Rachel looks to a global future


By Kate Veik

Milwaukee, Wis. — After 30 years of providing post-abortion healing and support across the United States, Project Rachel is hoping to take its ministry abroad.

“The aftermath of abortion is a universal phenomenon,” founder Vicki Thorn said in a recent interview with CNA. “The symptoms are basically the same across cultures; this is a woman who has lost her child in a traumatic and unnatural fashion.”
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Week 4 standings and Week 5 opponents for archdiocese Catholic HS football teams

A Roger Bacon quarterback attempts a pass against Western Hills High School during the 2013 season. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)

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Harkening back to older times where The Catholic Telegraph published high school football information in the print edition, for the remainder of the season we’ll be posting the collected standings and weekly opponents of all of our Catholic high school football teams here each Friday.

Here are the standings through week four with week 5 opponents listed. Continue reading

Pope calls for unity among Paraguay’s Catholics as he dismisses bishop

Pope Francis arrives to lead his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Sept. 24. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

By Carol Glatz
Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY — After a Vatican investigation, Pope Francis removed a Paraguayan bishop from his post as head of the Diocese of Ciudad del Este because of “serious pastoral reasons.”

Bishop Rogelio Livieres Plano, 69, was told to step down as head of the diocese effective Sept. 25. Bishop Ricardo Valenzuela Rios of Villarrica del Espitiru Santo will temporarily administer the diocese. Continue reading

Family Rosary Rally to take place Oct. 12

(CT Photo)

By Steve Trosley
The Catholic Telegraph 

The 10th annual Family Rosary Rally will be held Oct. 12 at the University of Dayton Arena with Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr presiding. Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Catholic prep football in the CT

A 1967 edition of The Catholic Telegraph-Register shows the football schedules for six Catholic High School teams. (CT File Photo)

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As far as The Catholic Telegraph staff can tell, this newspaper never had a traditional sports page. Still, the schedules, standings, awards and related happenings involving area Catholics and sports often found their way into the pages.

Today’s Throwback Thursday is from a late-August edition in 1967. Back then, The Catholic Telegraph-Register published a Miami Valley version of the newspaper for the Dayton and northern parts of the archdiocese. This excerpt from one such edition shows the high school football schedules for the existing Catholic High Schools for that part of the archdiocese and their 1967 season schedules. The schools included are Alter, Carroll, Chaminade, Fenwick, Piqua Catholic and Catholic Central.

Not everything remains the way today it was in 1967.

Chaminade’s football team is still called the Eagles, but the school is now known as Chaminade Julienne after merging with Julienne High in 1973. The school listed as Piqua Catholic is now Lehman Catholic after merging with Holy Angels in 1970, but the athletic teams are still called the Cavaliers.

The only mascot name from the above image to change is that of Catholic Central. Now known as the Irish, or Fighting Irish, Catholic Central was once known as the Tornadoes. The school officially changed its mascot name to the Fighting Irish in 1977 but the decision wasn’t entirely up to them. According to Catholic Central athletic director Dan Shay, The Springfield News-Sun, the town’s main newspaper, had begun referring to the school that way because the last name’s of so many school athletes were of Irish heritage.

Around that same time, Catholic Central joined an athletic conference. According to Shay, the story is that then-athletic director Russ Guenther was asked by the other athletic directors whether the school was known as the Tornadoes or the Fighting Irish. Guenther picked the Irish, and the rest is history.

Welcome to The Catholic Telegraph’s edition of Throwback Thursday. Throwback Thursday is a weekly online activity wherein users of social media share an old photo or anecdote about times gone by. We plan to use Throwback Thursday to highlight the history of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, and our publication.

Previous Throwback Thursdays
Archbishop Bernadin makes the Tribune
Sept. 11, 2001
Computers all the rage in 1983
English permitted in some rituals

Posted Sept. 25, 2014