Home   »   News   »   News – Local
Rural-Urban Mass scheduled in northern part of archdiocese July 23
Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr and others process in at the opening of the "Farm Mass" Sept. 5 at the farm of Randy Louiso in West Union. (CT Photo/Paul Hannah)

Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr and others process in at the opening of the “Farm Mass” Sept. 5 at the farm of Randy Louiso in West Union last year. (CT Photo/Paul Hannah)

Report

A farming family in Botkins, Ohio, will welcome Auxiliary Bishop Joseph R. Binzer, as well as Catholics from the St. Mary’s and Sidney deaneries to this year’s Rural-Urban Mass, July 23, at 6:30 pm.

The bishop will say Mass at the farm of Joe and Joanna Goettemoeller, 13775 Lock Two Road, Botkins. Some seating will be provided, but individuals attending Mass should consider bringing lawn chairs. Continue reading

 
Archdiocese launches Food for All campaign
Food for All: Be Multiplied is an initiative of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

Food for All: Be Multiplied is an initiative of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

Staff Report

No one should be hungry.

The archdiocesan Catholic Social Action Office, in partnership with the Office of the New Evangelization, Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio and Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley, is sponsoring Food for All: Be Multiplied, launching July 1. The effort localizes Pope Francis’ “One Human Family, Food for All” vision to eliminate hunger by 2025. Continue reading

 
The Catholic Telegraph honored at Catholic Press awards
Father Pat McCloskey, of St. Anthony Messenger and chairman of the awards committee, speaks during the Catholic Press Association awards banquet in Buffalo, N,Y, June 26.. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)

Father Pat McCloskey, of St. Anthony Messenger and chairman of the awards and recognition committee, speaks during the Catholic Press Association awards banquet in Buffalo, N,Y, June 26. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)

Staff Report

Roughly 300 individuals representing scores of publications and other media gathered in Buffalo, N.Y. from June 24-27 for the 2015 Catholic Media Conference. The final day of the conference included the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada awards banquet and The Catholic Telegraph was honored twice. Continue reading

 
Ohio Catholic Conference releases statement on court decision
Gay rights supporters celebrate outside the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington June 26 after the justices ruled in a 5-4 decision that the U.S. Constitution gives same-sex couples the right to marry. (CNS photo/Jim Bourg, Reuters)

Gay rights supporters celebrate outside the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington June 26 after the justices ruled in a 5-4 decision that the U.S. Constitution gives same-sex couples the right to marry. (CNS photo/Jim Bourg, Reuters)

The Catholic Conference of Ohio has released the following statement concerning the historic decision delivered by the U.S. Supreme Court Friday morning.

“Today the United States Supreme Court released its ruling that states are required to license a marriage between two people of the same sex.  This is not the ruling hoped for by the Catholic Church, which believes that marriage is by definition between one man and one woman.  For centuries, this definition has been universally accepted in virtually all cultures – secular as well as religious.

Every nation has laws limiting who can be married and under what circumstances. This is because lawmakers always have understood that marriage does not exist just for the mutual satisfaction of the two people involved, but for the betterment of society. Traditional marriage is the cradle of the family, the basic building block of society. As Pope Francis has reminded us, every child has a right to be raised by two parents, a father and a mother. Both parents are important, and they are not interchangeable. The sad reality that so many children are deprived of this right because of the crisis in traditional marriage does not make it any less important. It is deeply disappointing and worrisome that our courts do not understand this. Continue reading

 
Archbishop Schnurr reacts to SCOTUS ruling on same-sex marriage
Attendees of the Catholic Media Conference in Buffalo, New York watch coverage of the Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)

Attendees of the Catholic Media Conference in Buffalo, New York watch coverage of the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)

Staff Report

The Most Reverend Dennis M. Schnurr, Archbishop of Cincinnati, made the following comment on today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges. The 5-4 decision by the court effective legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.

“Under the false banner of ‘marriage equality,’ the United State Supreme Court today redefined marriage by judicial fiat. In so doing, it has disregarded not only the clearly expressed will of the electorate in Ohio and other states, but also an understanding of marriage that was shared by virtually all cultures – secular as well as religious – until recently.

“Every nation has laws limiting who and under what circumstances people can be married. This is because lawmakers have always understood that marriage does not exist just for the mutual satisfaction of the two people involved but for the betterment of society. Traditional marriage is the cradle of the family, the basic building block of society. As Pope Francis has reminded us, every child has a right to be raised by two parents, a father and a mother. Both parents are important, and they are not interchangeable. The sad reality that so many children are deprived of this right because of the crisis in traditional marriage does not make it any less important. It is deeply disappointing and worrisome that our courts do not understand this.” Continue reading

 
Friday Photo: Catholic Press in a Cathedral
Attendees of the Catholic Media Conference worship at the opening night Mass at St. Joseph's Cathedral. Mass was celebrated by Bishop Richard J. Malone. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)

Attendees of the Catholic Media Conference worship at the opening night Mass at St. Joseph’s Cathedral. Mass was celebrated by Bishop Richard J. Malone. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)

Staff Report

Today is the final day of the annual Catholic Media Conference. At this event, members of the Catholic Press Association and other Catholic media organizations come together to share best practices, network and engage in fellowship.

The Catholic Telegraph’s New Media Editor, John Stegeman, is attending the conference and snapped the attached photos with his iPhone during the CMC’s opening night Mass. Continue reading

 
My Journey: Saints were her ‘gateway drug’

CC-logo

By John Stegeman
The Catholic Telegraph

Amy McEntee’s parents were Church of the Brethren Sunday School teachers who instilled a strong love of Christ in her from an early age. Her faith life moved along smoothly until a rift opened her to other experiences of Christianity.

“There was a rift in the church I grew up in,” McEntee said. “My boyfriend in high school was Lutheran and I would get up on Sunday mornings and go with him… I really just started exploring a lot of faith questions at that point.” Continue reading

 
Throwback Thursday: Fortnight for Freedom
To cover of the July 2012 edition of The Catholic Telegraph covered the first Fortnight for Freedom.(CT File)

The cover of the July 2012 edition of The Catholic Telegraph covered the first Fortnight for Freedom.(CT File)

Staff Report

The Fortnight for Freedom is underway. It began June 21 and runs through July 4. The now annual occurrence urges Catholics and others to pray, fast and work towards an environment that fosters religious freedom. This year marks the fourth anniversary of the  Fortnight for Freedom.

For today’s Throwback Thursday, here’s a look at the cover of the July 2012 edition of The Catholic Telegraph. A star-spangled backdrop framed the cover story that introduced local Catholics to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop’s plan to preserve religious freedom.

The Catholic Telegraph stands with Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr and the USCCB in supporting the preservation of our first, most cherished liberty. While signs are no longer in stock, the Throwback Thursday staff urges anyone who has a Preserve Religious Freedom yard sign to to display it throughout the Fortnight.

In the first year of the observance, large prayer rallies and other communal events occurred with some frequency. TT-FF_1Now most events take place at the parish level and the commitment of the local faithful remains strong.

To learn more about how you can participate in the observance, visit the USCCB website HERE.

To see what events are taking place locally, click HERE.

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
Orphan’s best friend
Newspaper production then and now
Summer fun with a nun

Priests reflect on first year

Every bishop was ordained a priest first

Posted June 25, 2015

 

 
Archdiocesan delegates attend Legislative Advocacy Day
Delegates from the Greater Cincinnati-area of the Archdiocese at the Ohio Statehouse Rotunda: (left to right) Tony Stieritz, Fr. Dennis Criszt, Sue Morrissey, Bob Ivory, Sr. Tracy Kemme, Sr. Christine Pratt, Jim Rogers, Dan Roche, Alison Reynolds-Berry, Sr. Andrea Koverman. (Courtesy Photo)

Delegates from the Greater Cincinnati-area of the Archdiocese at the Ohio Statehouse Rotunda: (left to right) Tony Stieritz, Fr. Dennis Criszt, Sue Morrissey, Bob Ivory, Sr. Tracy Kemme, Sr. Christine Pratt, Jim Rogers, Dan Roche, Alison Reynolds-Berry, Sr. Andrea Koverman. (Courtesy Photo)

By Walt Schaefer
For The Catholic Telegraph

Twenty-two delegates — representing all areas of the archdiocese from Cincinnati to Dayton and farther north — travelled to Columbus last month as part of Legislative Advocacy Day.

Delegates from the Dayton-area of teh Archdiocese at the Ohio Statehouse: Pat Rooney, Fr. David Vincent, Kathy Trangenstein, Maryellen Fargey, Pam Long, Bob Niehoff, Josh Danis, Ron Bird, and Senate President Keith Faber aide, Tom. (Courtesy Photo)

Delegates from the Dayton-area of teh Archdiocese at the Ohio Statehouse: Pat Rooney, Fr. David Vincent, Kathy Trangenstein, Maryellen Fargey, Pam Long, Bob Niehoff, Josh Danis, Ron Bird, and Senate President Keith Faber aide, Tom. (Courtesy Photo)

The event was coordinated through the Catholic Conference of Ohio in Columbus. The conference represents Ohio bishops on public policy matters. Through the conference, appointments are arranged with legislators to advocate for the policies of Ohio bishops. Continue reading

 
Archbishop on violence
Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr (Archdiocese of Cincinnati)

Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr (Archdiocese of Cincinnati)

Staff Report

Cincinnati Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr has corresponded with the priests of the archdiocese offering thoughts and a course of prayerful action concerning violence in the U.S., following the mass killing in a Charleston, S.C., church June 18.

 

His letter to the archdiocese’s pastors follows:

 

“We have all been shaken by last week’s heinous, racially-motivated mass murder in Charleston, SC, and the shooting of a police officer in Cincinnati. My reaction to both is one of deep sorrow. At the same time, however, I am inspired by the survivors and family members whose Christian faith has empowered them to forgive the attacker.

 

“Last Sunday’s Gospel amazed us with Jesus’ power to calm the storm.  As we watch what seems like a storm of shootings around the country and in our own Archdiocese – often with a racial dimension – we may feel like crying helplessly with the prophet Jeremiah, ‘Peace, peace,’ they say, though there is no peace” (Jeremiah 6:14). Continue reading