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Archbishop Emeritus Daniel Pilarczyk turns 80 August 12
Daniel E. Pilarcyzk

Archbishop Emeritus Daniel E. Pilarcyzk rests in a chair in his room at St. Paul’s Archbishop Leibold Home for the Aged. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)

By John Stegeman
The Catholic Telegraph

With the use of a walker, and a helper at the ready, Archbishop Emeritus Daniel E. Pilarczyk made his way down the fourth-floor hallway at the Little Sisters of the Poor St. Paul’s Archbishop Leibold Home for the Aged.

Despite suffering the effects of Parksinson’s Disease, the archbishop was affable, alert and more than willing to make a joke during an interview with The Catholic Telegraph in late July. Continue reading

 
Social media growth continues for The Catholic Telegraph

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Heeding the call to a New Evangelization, The Catholic Telegraph has been active on social media sites Facebook and Twitter for several years. On July 23, 2014 the newspaper’s official Twitter feed, @cathtelegraph, picked up its 6,000th follower. Continue reading

 
NET Ministries has arrived in Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr cuts a ribbon at a July 14 ceremonial opening of the NET Ministries regional office located in downtown Cincinnati while archdiocesan staff look on. The archbishop also read a prayer and blessed the new office. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)

Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr cuts a ribbon at a July 14 ceremonial opening of the NET Ministries regional office located in downtown Cincinnati while archdiocesan staff look on. The archbishop also read a prayer and blessed the new office. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)

By John Stegeman
The Catholic Telegraph 

NET Ministries opened the organization’s first regional office in Cincinnati July 1.

The youth evangelization organization, which announced it would be opening a regional office here late last year, has been working in this archdiocese for years, hosting more than 50 retreats in 2013. With the opening of the regional office, they will be able to reach even more young adults. Continue reading

 
August edition: Interview with an Archbishop Emeritus, and more
The cover of the August edition of The Catholic Telegraph will feature Pope Francis' audience with Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr. (Screenshot)

The cover of the August edition of The Catholic Telegraph will feature Pope Francis' audience with Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr. (Screenshot)

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Subscribers to The Catholic Telegraph’s print edition (and remember you can sign up here for a subscription at no cost to you) will begin receiving their August editions of the newspaper around Tuesday, July 29. Continue reading

 
Festival season still going strong

Find a list of Catholic festivals at www.thecatholictelegraph.com/festivals. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)

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Lest one believe that summer fun is nearing an end as July rolls along, The Catholic Telegraph’s 2014 Festival Guide includes 40 more festivals between now and the end of September. Continue reading

 
Meaningful music can help keep Hispanic Catholics in the pews

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By Mary Bertolini
For The Catholic Telegraph 

The Catholic Church’s door swings both ways for Catholic Hispanics in the United States, just as it does for all other cultures.  Many come in, but there are also those who leave.

Sixty-seven percent of Latino adults identified themselves as Catholic in 2010, but only 55 percent did so in 2013, according to PEW Research Center. How they can be kept in the pews is simple: don’t keep them in the pews. A great number of Hispanics are charismatic, and one word to describe them is exuberant. This liturgical energy is often overwhelming to the traditional U.S. Catholics who are used to a more tempered style of worship. Continue reading

 
Education Briefs: Elder High School gets anonymous donation

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Elder High School principal Tom Otten announced a recent gift of $2.5 million received from the school’s “Guardian Angel” family.

Otten explained that the family, who wishes to remain anonymous, earned the nickname “because they seem to be aware of our most pressing needs, yet choose to avoid the spotlight. Instead the donor family has chosen to work through their investment advisor seeking ways they can help Elder.”  Continue reading

 
St. Ignatius parishioner ordained Jesuit priest in Milwaukee
Father Eric Sundrup

Father Eric Sundrup

By Eileen Connelly, OSU
The Catholic Telegraph 

Growing up in St. Ignatius Loyola Parish in Monfort Heights, Jesuit Father Eric Sundrup had no idea of the significance the faith community’s patron saint would one day play in his life.  Continue reading

 
Archdiocesan Pastoral Council holds quarterly meeting

By Steve Trosley
The Catholic Telegraph 

The Archdiocesan Pastoral Council learned that only seven to 10 percent of Catholics in any parish are engaged in their faith and the life of their church while the “nones” — people with no affiliation at all — are increasing in number.  Continue reading

 
Archbishop Schnurr meets Pope Francis
Pope Francis and Archbishop Schnurr

Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr of Cincinnati, met Pope Francis during a June 25 General Audience. (Felici Photo)

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Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr met briefly with Pope Francis during a June 25, General Audience in Rome.

During the brief meeting, Archbishop Schnurr spoke Italian. The archbishop introduced himself to the Holy Father and extended greetings and prayers from the faithful of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

Responding in English, Pope Francis answered, “Pray for me.” Continue reading