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Archbishop dedicates archdiocesan archives (Video tour)
The Chancery Archives of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati were featured in an open house-style event May 19. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)

The Chancery Archives of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati were featured in an open house-style event May 19. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)

Staff Report

Where can you find a sick call box of Archbishop Elder’s, a hat worn at the Second Vatican Council by Archbishop Alter and the handwritten journal of Archbishop Purcell? The Chancery Archives of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati includes these treasures and more.

See video below 

On May 19 the archives were opened to selected personnel in an open house style event to showcase the newly renovated building. Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr blessed and dedicated the archives. A video of the blessing and tour of the building follow this article. Continue reading

 
Photo Friday: Lehman students take the plunge
Welcome to Friday Photo. A post where CT staff select an image that shows the vibrant life of the faith community in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, and around the world. (Courtesy Photo)

Welcome to Friday Photo. A post where CT staff select an image that shows the vibrant life of the faith community in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, and around the world. (Courtesy Photo)

Staff Report

Seniors from Lehman Catholic High School take the traditional plunge after their final day of exams on Monday. The class of 2015, fully clothed, jumped into the pool of  Scott and Kristy Sherman of Sidney. Their son, Dylan, is a graduating senior.  Continue reading

 
Throwback Thursday: New priests reflect on first year
Father Brian Phelps, left, and Father James Riehle look on during their first moments as newly ordained priests on May 17, 2014. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)

Father Brian Phelps, left, and Father James Riehle look on during their first moments as newly ordained priests on May 17, 2014. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)

By John Stegeman
The Catholic Telegraph

The recent ordination of priests for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati took place almost one year to the day following the previous year’s class. The Catholic Telegraph’s Throwback Thursday team caught up with the 2014 ordinands — Father James Riehle and Father Brian Phelps — to see what life was like one year after ordination.

Father Riehle serves as the parochial vicar of Holy Angels parish in Sidney and teaches at Lehman Catholic High School. Father Phelps is parochial vicar at Incarnation in Centerville. The men were ordained May 17, 2014. Continue reading

 
New principal/CEO named at Catholic Central
Karen Juliani, Ph.D., has been named principal and CEO of Catholic Central effective July 1. (Courtesy Photo)

Karen Juliani, Ph.D., has been named principal and CEO of Catholic Central effective July 1. (Courtesy Photo)

Official Release
Archdiocese of Cincinnati

Karen Juliano, Ph.D., has been named Principal/CEO of Catholic Central School in Springfield, effective July 1. The Most Rev. Dennis M. Schnurr, Archbishop of Cincinnati, made the appointment following a national search and the affirmation of the Principal Search Committee.

Juliano is lifelong Catholic educator with extensive experience in school administration. Since 2011, she has served as the President of Raritan Bay Catholic Preparatory School in South Amboy, NJ. Juliano began her career as a math and religion teacher at the high school level. Continue reading

 
Hispanic ministry pioneer will return to Colombia
From left to right, Fathers Joe Nelson, Samuel Gonzalez, and Louis  Gasparini (all linked through Hispanic ministry). (CT Photo/Jeff Unroe)

From left to right, Fathers Joe Nelson, Samuel Gonzalez, and Louis
Gasparini (all linked through Hispanic ministry). (CT Photo/Jeff Unroe)

By Mary Bertollini
For The Catholic Telegraph

Father Samuel Gonzalez had to leave his country of Colombia in 2000 because of serious threats to him from the political arena. He had worked for 32 years in the diocese of Socorro as an outspoken advocate for social justice. He assisted his brother, Father Ramon, now 86 and retired, in creating organized programs of education and leadership that have been successful in helping people find a voice in their world. Continue reading

 
Ordination photo gallery now online
The newly ordained priest pose for a photo with key members of the clergy. From left are Rector of Mount St. Mary's Seminary Father Benedict O'Cinneslaigh, Father Adrian Hilton, Auxiliary Bishop Joseph R. Binzer, Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr, Father Ethan Moore, Father Eric Wood and Archdiocese of Cincinnati Vocations Director Father Dan Schmitmeyer. (CT Photo/E.L. Hubbard)

The newly ordained priest pose for a photo with key members of the clergy. From left are Rector of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary Father Benedict O’Cinneslaigh, Father Adrian Hilton, Auxiliary Bishop Joseph R. Binzer, Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr, Father Ethan Moore, Father Eric Wood and Archdiocese of Cincinnati Vocations Director Father Dan Schmitmeyer. (CT Photo/E.L. Hubbard)

Staff Report

The ordination of new priests at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains always showcases the beauty of the liturgy and the grandeur our local cathedral. Sometimes photographers are also able to capture rarely seen moments that happen behind the scenes.

The ordination of Father Ethan Moore, Father Adrian Hilton and Father Eric Wood on Saturday, May 16 was no exception. Continue reading

 
Newly ordained priests given first assignments
Then-deacons Ethan Moore, Eric Wood and Adrian Hilton process into the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains May 16 prior to their ordinations as priests. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)

Then-deacons Ethan Moore, Eric Wood and Adrian Hilton process into the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains May 16 prior to their ordinations as priests. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)

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Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr ordained three men as priests of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Saturday, May 16 at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains, in downtown Cincinnati.  Continue reading

 
Seminarians to be ordained priests May 16

By Steve Trosley
The Catholic Telegraph

Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr will ordain three men priests of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati May 16 at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, Cincinnati. The celebration begins at 11 a.m.

A fourth member of the 2015 class of Mount St. Mary’s of the West Seminary will be ordained a priest of the Toledo Diocese May 30. Continue reading

 
Throwback Thursday: Every bishop was first ordained a priest
The ordination class of 1940. Clipping from May 10, 1940 edition of The Catholic Telegraph-Register. (CT File)

The ordination class of 1940. Clipping from May 10, 1940 edition of The Catholic Telegraph-Register. (CT File)

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The ordination of a new priest is always cause for celebration. When a class of multiple men are ordained, the celebration is multiplied as the church gains many more shepherds.

At priestly ordination a man become a priest forever, but every once in a while, a priest become a bishop too. Looking back through old issues of The Catholic Telegraph one finds countless groupings of new ordinands and sprinkled among them are men who would be tapped for the episcopacy.

Three men will be ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati on Saturday, May 16. Only God knows the path he has laid out for them, but throughout history the Holy Spirit has worked to select future bishops from the ranks of local priests.

At left, Auxiliary Bishop of Cincinnati Joseph R. Binzer is seen prior to his 1994 ordination. At right, Bishop Robert D. Conlon is seen prior to his ordination in 1977. (CT Files)

At left, Auxiliary Bishop of Cincinnati Joseph R. Binzer is seen prior to his 1994 ordination. At right, Bishop Robert D. Conlon is seen prior to his ordination in 1977. (CT Files)

Submitted here are selected clippings with photos of local men who have gone on to become bishops. The list isn’t exhaustive, but it does include all of the living bishops who were once ordained as priests in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

The top photo shows the large ordination class of 1940 with Paul Liebold highlighted. Then-Deacon Liebold would go on to serve as Archbishop of Cincinnati from 1969 until his death in 1972.

The next photo (above, at right) we have the two most recently ordained bishops with ties to the archdiocese. At left one sees Deacon (now Bishop) Joseph R. Binzer just prior to his priestly ordination in 1994. Bishop Binzer is presently the auxiliary bishop of our archdiocese, a role he has served since 2011.

In the image next to bishop Binzer is R. Daniel Conlon. Seen here in 1977, Bishop Conlon is now the ordinary of the Diocese of Joliet, Illinois. Bishop Conlon served the Archdiocese of Cincinnati as a priest until his appointment as Bishop of Steubenville, Ohio in 2002. He has served in his present capacity in Joliet since 2011.

Archbishop Emeritus Daniel E. Pilarcyzk is pictured with a fellow ordinand prior to his Dec. 20, 1959 ordination (CT File)

Archbishop Emeritus Daniel E. Pilarcyzk is pictured with a fellow ordinand prior to his Dec. 20, 1959 ordination (CT File)

Two men ordained for this archdiocese in 1959 would go on to become bishops.

First up, and seen at right alongside fellow ordinand Francis Voellmecke, is then-Deacon Daniel E. Pilarcyzk. Ordained in Rome on Dec. 20 1959, Pilarcyzk would serve his entire career in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. He served as a priest until becoming auxiliary bishop of Cincinnati in 1974. He served as archbishop from 1982 until 2009. Presently he is Archbishop Emeritus.

Earlier in 1959, and pictured below at right alongside fellow ordinand Robert Hater, James H. Garland was ordained a priest. Garland served as a priest until his appointment as Auxiliary Bishop of Cincinnati in 1984. Bishop Garland served as ordinary of the Diocese of Marquette, Mich. until his retirement in 2005. He is presently Bishop Emeritus in the Diocese of Marquette.

The native of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati to serve as a bishop locally was Archbishop Henry K. Moeller. He was appointed auxiliary bishop in 1903 and became archbishop upon the death of Archbishop William H. Elder in 1904.

Bishop James Garland, pictured at right with a fellow ordinand, is seen prior to his ordination as a priest in 1959. (CT File)

Bishop James Garland, pictured at right with a fellow ordinand, is seen prior to his ordination as a priest in 1959. (CT File)

Archbishop of Cincinnati Dennis M. Schnurr was ordained to the priesthood on July 20, 1974 in the Diocese of Sioux City, Iowa.

 

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 use Throwback Thursday to highlight the history of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, and our publication.

Recent Throwback Thursdays
Archbishop goes to Rome for Holy Year
Cathedral under construction

Birth of a papacy

A Tower of Faith
The Death of John Paul II

Archbishop Elder’s Sick Call Box

Posted May 14, 2015

 
St. Mary Catholic Church breaks ground for new location
Father Jim Manning, along with JoAnn and Doyle Key, chairs of the building committee,  shovels the ceremonial dirt during the ceremony. (CT Photo/Jeff Unroe)

Father Jim Manning, along with JoAnn and Doyle Key, chairs of the building committee,
shovels the ceremonial dirt during the ceremony. (CT Photo/Jeff Unroe)

By Sarah Anne Carter
For The Catholic Telegraph

By moving about seven miles from its current location, one parish hopes to greatly expand its capacity for both parishioners and ministries.

St. Mary Catholic Church in Franklin had a groundbreaking ceremony March 8 in Springboro for a new church building.

The current church was built in 1913 and only has seating for about 240 people, according to Deacon Steve Bermick. The parish has about 1,000 families that attend the parish and there are five masses every weekend. Continue reading