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August 2016

Q: Are the homilies of priests and deacons critiqued? The homily quality among preachers varies considerably. Some are outstanding; others are poor. Are continuing education classes available and/or required for clergy especially in the area of homily development and presentation? A: Yes, the homilies of priests and deacons, are always

Dominican Sister Mary John
There are times when vocations to religious life converge in celebration. When Dominican Sister Mary John Slonkosky was honored July 10 at St. Augustine Parish in Minster for her 25 years of service to God and His church, the anniversary of her vocation was the focus. But, the extended family

A seemingly endless expanse of blue sky and fields. A landscape dotted with barns, silos, grazing livestock and old family farmhouses. This is the scene that greets visitors to rural areas in the northern part of the archdiocese, in this case outside Fort Loramie, where six generations of the Hoying

Anthony DiCello, music director at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains, has been named Archdiocesan Music Director by Archbishop of Cincinnati Dennis M. Schnurr. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)
Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr has named Anthony DiCello, music director at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains, as director of music for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. In his new role, which he will perform while continuing to serve the cathedral, DiCello will work with the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Worship

Father John Amankwah had a vision – a library for the educationally starved children of his native Ghana. Father Amankwah, currently associate pastor at St. William parish in Price Hill, is also an educator, teaching communications at Mount St. Joseph University. But it was in his capacity as chaplain for

Change is coming to NET Ministries in Cincinnati — the first NET Ministries hub in the United States. Ryan Lopez, who with wife Catherine, coordinated the local NET office, is departing to take a leadership position with the Minnesota-based Laboure Society, a ministry designed to assist people who want to discern

Watching my father care for his father proved a chore for a pre-teen boy with his head full of kid thoughts and body full of kid energy. They did not speak much on those days when we went to pick up laundry and tidy up grandpa’s tiny apartment over Frenchie’s

Father Jan K. Schmidt, formerly pastor of St. Margaret of York Parish in Twenty-Mile Stand (Loveland), joined the archdiocesan Central Offices on July 1 as director of the Department of Pastoral Services. The department includes the offices of African American Catholic Ministries, Campus Ministry, Evangelization, Family and Respect Life, Mission,

What’s the difference between a frozen dinner and a millennial? The frozen dinner needs a couple minutes to be ready. Millennials are ready now. That’s what we tell our elders right? We say we’re ready for more responsibility at work, more money, more stuff to do. We go on about

The August 2016 print edition of The Catholic Telegraph begins arriving in homes July 29 with a mix of news, features and commentary. The cover story features East meeting West. On July 1 His Beatitude Cardinal Mar Bechara Peter Cardinal Rai, Patriarch of the Maronite Catholic Church, celebrated the Divine