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Staff Report The Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the John Templeton Foundation via John Carroll University for the development and delivery of a course in religion and science. The grant is for a course titled, “Only Wonder Comprehends” to be taught

By John Stegeman  The Catholic Telegraph Here’s a take on the importance of marriage, as God designed it, that you may not have heard. “The child has the right to be conceived, carried in the womb, brought into the world and brought up within marriage: it is through the secure

Staff Report In the Book of Proverbs one reads, “Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.” Sixth grade students from Guardian Angels Catholic School in Mt. Washington committed a day of hard work to clearing the heavily-wooded grounds at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West/The

By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph  Finding events for teens or retirees hasn’t been a challenge in many parts of the church. One underserved population, however, has been young adults. Five local ministries have combined forces to fix that problem beginning May 1 with the first Vigil Praise event, an

Staff Report  The Lay Pastoral Ministry Program (LPMP) will open two new satellite locations to accommodate students interested in taking classes beginning in August 2015: the Daniel E. Pilarczyk Center on Needmore Road in Dayton and St. Ignatius Parish on Cincinnati’s west side. (Continue reading below for Catholic news from

Chris Geiger, right, and Deacon Ethan Moore star in the introductory video for the Men of the Mount Youtube channel. (Screenshot)
By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph  In the time of the New Evangelization, many are turning to so-called new media to help promote the Gospel. The Vocations Office of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and a group of seminarians from Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West at the Athenaeum of

Deacon Brian Phelps
Editor’s Note: Deacon Brian Phelps and Deacon James J. Riehle will be ordained priests for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati on May 17. Read the profile on Deacon Riehle here. By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph Sometimes priestly vocation stories begin with a major moment or experience wherein the man called to be

By Steve Trosley The Catholic Telegraph  An online video designed to give the faithful an inside view of what goes on in a seminary has garnered national attention and a coveted video industry award for its producer. “Father Kyle Schnippel (archdiocesan director of vocations) approached me about updating the videos

By Steve Trosley The Catholic Telegraph  Financial topics dominated the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council meeting March 1 as members learned that the financial picture of the archdiocese continues to improve. While the priest retirement fund is underfunded, the operating fund of the archdiocese is “in very good shape,” according to Deacon

More than 100 people gathered at the Athenaeum Monday to hear Most Reverend Joseph N. Perry, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago (second from right) discuss the possibility of sainthood for Father Augustus Tolton, a former slave and the first identified priest of African descent in the United States. Bishop Perry is the postulant for Tolton’s sainthood. Pictured from left is Andrew Hilgefort, Father Benedict O’Cinnsealaigh, Rector of Mount Sr. Mary’s Seminary of the West and President of the Athenaeum, Bishop Perry and Father Earl Fernandes, Dean of the Athenaeum. (CT Photo/Steve Trosley)
By Steve Trosley The Catholic Telegraph The middle 19th century, including the Civil War period, was a time of tragedy and strife in America. Emerging from this dramatic time was Father Augustus Tolton, the first American of African descent ordained to the priesthood. The Most Rev. Joseph N. Perry, Auxiliary