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Archbishop on Ebola: ‘Time for prudence, not panic’

Ohio Department of Health

Staff Report

Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr addressed a letter via email to the pastors of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati concerning the recent Ebola outbreak and subsequent media coverage writing, “This is a time for prudence, not panic.” Continue reading

 
Throwback Thursday: Halloween a mixture different traditions
A clipping from the Oct. 28, 1949 edition of The Catholic Telegraph-Register contrasts Christian and pagan imagery associated with Halloween. (CT File)

A clipping from the Oct. 28, 1948 edition of The Catholic Telegraph-Register contrasts Christian and pagan imagery associated with Halloween. (CT File)

Staff Report

Though the origins of Halloween are tied up with the Christian feast of All Saints on Nov. 1 (hence All Hallows Eve, Oct. 31), the present celebration of the holiday is often more focused on candy and costumes. The full history of the celebration of course goes back further than this Throwback Thursday is meant to chronicle.

Dressing up as a superhero, prince or princess, or even one’s favorite saint is a fairly harmless way for children to have some fun.  Continue reading

 
Doctor/deacon honored with humanitarian award
Dr. Mark Alexander, also a deacon of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, shows his dedication to Gospel values through volunteerism. (CT Photo)

Dr. Mark Alexander, also a deacon of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, shows his dedication to Gospel values through volunteerism. (CT Photo)

By Walt Scaefer
For The Catholic Telegraph 

Dr. Marc Alexander learned his philosophy for life from his days at Elder High School. A big part of what is instilled in Elder students is to share one’s talents and blessings with others.

Many people think he goes far beyond the call. The Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati Foundation recently honored Alexander along with another Cincinnati physician, Dr. S. Nemat Moussavian, with the Daniel Drake Humanitarian Award.

The award recognizes  “living physicians who have given generously of themselves to their patients and/or community in which they live by demonstrating a history of awareness and self dedication to the needs of others.” Continue reading

 
Around the Archdiocese: Oct. 29

Book Cover courtesy of Xavier.edu

Enquirer columnist pens book about prominent nun

Sister Rose Ann Fleming, SNDden, is a well known member of the Xavier University basketball community. Since she started XU’s academic advising program, every player that reached his final year of eligibility has graduated. Continue reading

 
Pro-life race celebrating 30th anniversary
Sister Carole Temming laces up for the Pro Life Saver 5k race. (Courtesy Photo)

Sister Carole Temming laces up for the Pro Life Saver 5k race. (Courtesy Photo)

Press Release

The 30th annual Pro Life Saver 5k run/walk will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8 at Lunken Airport.

Paula Westwood, Executive Director of Cincinnati Right to Life was happy with the energy provided by the Immaculate Heart of Mary parish community and leadership provided by Father Tom Kriedler and chairperson Marjie Cassani.

Westwood said that many other faith communities participate in this pro life event and that Father Kriedler and Cassani really “ran with it” and worked to provide a positive, fun, family event to simply celebrate life.  Continue reading

 
Quilt maker supports well being of unborn infants
Linda Schaefer, at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish in Monroe, with some of the baby items she quilted for young mothers. (CT Photo/E.L. Hubbard)

Linda Schaefer, at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish in Monroe, with some of the baby items she quilted for young mothers. (CT Photo/E.L. Hubbard)

By Walt Schaefer
For The Catholic Telegraph

From a parish of 700 families, Linda Schaefer found 176 people willing to work for the well-being of unborn infants through the Community Pregnancy Center in downtown Middletown.

Schaefer has become the liaison between the center and Our Lady of Sorrows Parish in Monroe. The 176 parishioners in one way or another provide the wherewithal to supply quilts, blankets, crocheted booties and hats to the Middletown agency.

In the past year, the pregnancy center served between 1,400 and 1,800 pregnant clients, ranging in age from 12 to 52. Continue reading

 
Vatican permanently removes last three Archdiocese of Cincinnati priests on administrative leave

Press Release

Three priests of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati who have been on administrative leave because of allegations of improper behavior involving minors have been dismissed from the clerical state by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) at the Vatican. The move leaves the Archdiocese of Cincinnati with no further priests on administrative leave. Continue reading

 
Archdiocese to hold Holy Hour for vocations

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati is hosting a Holy Hour for vocations Nov. 5.

Staff Report

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati will hold a Holy Hour for Vocations on Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 7 to 8 p.m. at more than 20 parishes simultaneously across the Archdiocese.

More parishes will open their doors for a Holy Hour on Thursday, Nov. 6 and the Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West will host a Holy Hour Sunday Nov. 9 at 5 p.m. in the St. Gregory the Great Chapel. Continue reading

 
Lauren Hill issues challenge to support DIPG research

Mount St. Joseph University women's basketball coach Dan Benjamin, left, and Lauren Hill issue the "Layup for Lauren" challenge. (Screenshot)

By John Stegeman
The Catholic Telegraph 

Lauren Hill, the Mount St. Joseph University freshman dying of Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), has issued a challenge to the world to help raise funds for the rare form of brain cancer that is killing her. Continue reading

 
Guatemalan community celebrates 11 years at Holy Family
Father Len Wenke celebrates the 11th anniversary Mass for the Holy Family Latino community.

Father Len Wenke celebrates the 11th anniversary Mass for the Holy Family Latino community. (Courtesy Photo)

By Mary Bertonlini
For The Catholic Telegraph 

Hospitality was the reason Holy Family Church in Price Hill came into being, and it remains a priority today.

Two major back-to-back floods in 1883 and 1884 drove people out of Cincinnati’s West End and up into Price Hill to live. St. Lawrence Church couldn’t absorb all the Catholic families who settled in the eastern section, so Holy Family Church was built to welcome them into a place of worship. The new church’s dedication took place in August 1884.  Continue reading