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December 2015

Steve Trosley
The recording was soothing and stark at the same time but, almost 50 years ago, a particular recording of the Christmas classic “Silent Night/7 O’clock News,” captured the imaginations of many American teenagers. The recording was on the then-popular artists’ “Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme,” album. Simon and Garfunkel was

Midnight Mass at Christmas has made a comeback at St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Walnut Hills, Cincinnati’s only Maronite Church. The Maronite Church is part of the Eastern Church centered in Lebanon and extending into Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Syria and Iraq, said Father George Hajj, pastor at St. Antony

People who cross the threshold of the Franciscan Peddler Thrift Shop find more than bargains and gently used items. They find hope and friendly faces. Operated by the associates of the Franciscan Sisters and a volunteer staff of sisters and laypeople, the Peddler is located on the campus of St.

One hundred years ago, a group of women religious turned an old farmhouse in Westwood into a high school for young women and built a legacy that is still solid a century later. Mother of Mercy High School is celebrating its centennial. It opened Sept. 7, 1915, with just two

A Holy Year begins with the opening of a Holy Door. Since the 15th Century, a “Holy Door” has been set aside for the celebration of Jubilee Years.  The solemn ritual opening of the Holy Door evokes for Catholics the passageway from sin to grace, and calls us to live

Bishop Edward Braxton of Belleville, Ill., told those gathered at the Cintas Center Nov. 9 that he had no solution for Cincinnati’s racial divide, but he said he had some clear observations for “the vexing questions facing our communities.” Bishop Braxton shared the Scriptural story of the Good Samaritan to

The Archdiocesan Pastoral Council examined the 2015-2016  Teacher-Minister contract at its regular meeting Nov. 7 in Dayton at the University of Dayton River Campus. Archdiocesan HR Director Rob Reid requested the review. The Council discussed the recurring debate over the delineation in the contract of specific activities that are contrary

The staff of The Catholic Telegraph wishes to express our gratitude to the following women religious celebrating jubilees in 2015 for their steadfast faith and dedicated service to the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. The following were published in the December 2015 print edition of The Catholic Telegraph. Additional photos and bios will be

Through volunteering, Sabrina Burton Simonson has discovered people in situations she did not know existed and a means to help them. “I’m blessed because I do not know what it’s like to be in the position these people are in. I have no idea,” said Simonson, executive assistant to the

A ministry some called an experiment in new evangelization has ended after a successful two-year run. For the past two years the Cincinnati-Based Franciscan Friars of the St. John the Baptist Province staffed a storefront in Cincinnati’s Northgate Mall from Black Friday through Christmas Eve, selling nothing and providing a