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By Eileen Connelly, OSU As the sun rose on Philadelphia Sept. 27, dozens of pilgrims from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati arrived on several buses that departed from the Pilarczyk Center in Dayton the night before for the trip of a lifetime — to catch a glimpse of Pope Francis and
By Catholic News Service PHILADELPHIA — Pope Francis made an unscheduled stop at Jesuit-run St. Joseph’s University Sept. 27, greeting campus officials, students and religious leaders. The pope made the visit on his way en route from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, where he was staying, to downtown Philadelphia for the
Staff Report Just days before more than 60 members of the school faculty and staff headed to Philadelphia to celebrate Pope Francis‘ journey to the United States, students at St. Ignatius were treated to a “Popesicle” celebration during recess. The popsicles weren’t shaped like the pope, but rather were used
By Kurt Jensen Catholic News Service “We have to awaken our mission spirit in the United States,” said Father Jack Wall, president of Catholic Extension, in a phone interview with Catholic News Service. “You can’t do that just by being in the sanctuary. The good news is meant to be
Staff Report First Weekend of October: Commemorate Respect Life Weekend by taking an hour with the family and praying for life, for the unborn, for the forgotten, for those on death row. As a family pray the rosary and celebrate the gift of life, the gift of family and friends.
By Elizabeth Fisher Catholic News Service PHILADELPHIA — Marita Thomas was among those in the crowd at the Festival of Families Sept. 26 who were moved to tears as they listened to families selected to come onstage to tell Pope Francis how they coped with hardship by clinging to God.
By Kate Turgeon Watson Catholic News Service RALEIGH, N.C. — The Walker family filed through the side entrance of Sacred Heart Cathedral in Raleigh. A bag on her shoulder and a 3-year-old on her hip, mom Noel Zemborain smiled. A pack at his waist, dad Catire Walker held the door
Staff Report The Archdiocese of Cincinnati was well represented at events surrounding Pope Francis’ historic visit to the United States last week. The Catholic Telegraph will be unpacking Pope Francis’ journey over the next few weeks, but included below is a glance at some of the members of this archdiocese
By David Agren Catholic News Service PHILADELPHIA — Pope Francis ended his trip to the United States with a call for Catholics to keep the enthusiasm of the visit, while continuing to welcome newcomers and care for creation. “Do not let your enthusiasm for Jesus, his church, our families, and
By Laura Ieraci Catholic News Service PHILADELPHIA — Irish pilgrims in Philadelphia shared their excitement after Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, announced the 2018 World Meeting of Families would be held in Dublin. Irish pilgrim Mary Fitzgibbon’s reaction was raw when she spoke with