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Father Earl Fernandes

The presentation of the Catechumens with their godparents. Bishop Joseph R. Binzer presiding.
Dear Father: I have a question regarding godparents. It seems mandatory that a godparent be a Catholic. I could have a Catholic be a godparent and move three years after the baptism to another state. The child would only rarely see them, possibly only on holidays. I could ask a non-catholic

Roughly 800 priests accepted a mission from the Holy Father in January. They became Missionaries of Mercy during the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, which runs through Nov. 20 of this year. On Ash Wednesday (Feb. 10), the majority of those missionaries gathered in Rome before Pope Francis to be

Dear Father: What happened to Purgatory? Haven’t heard about it for decades. Did it go away? What are the past and current teachings of the church on the subject? Dear Reader: Thank you for your question. Purgatory is still very much a part of church teaching. In paragraphs 1030-1032 of

The Athenaeum of Ohio is shown in a 2013 file photo. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)
A post to the institution’s website on Monday announced that Father David Endres will succeed Father Earl Fernandes as dean of the Athenaeum of Ohio and Mount St. Mary’s Seminary. “I am happy to announce that I am appointing Father David Endres as dean of the Athenaeum of Ohio and Mount

Father Earl Fernandes, presently dean of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Mount Washington, parochial administrator of Sacred Heart Church in Camp Washington and columnist for The Catholic Telegraph, will be leaving the archdiocese to join the staff of the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington D.C. effective March 5. Related News Father

Father Earl Fernandes
Dear Father: : As we begin this Year of Mercy, I began to wonder about confession. How are priests trained to hear confessions? Dear Reader: The training of priests to hear confessions has changed over the centuries. Prior to the Council of Trent (1545-1563), priests were trained largely through an

Pope Francis will commission 800 priests worldwide to be Missionaries of Mercy during this Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, including three priests from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Two of the three are from the Athenaeum, home of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s seminary. Father Anthony Brausch, who serves as Vice Rector and Director of

Father Earl Fernandes
Dear Father: I hate to sound cynical and tired, but do we really need a Year of Mercy after all the specially designated Years (Jubilee Year, Rosary, Eucharist, St. Paul, Faith, Consecrated Life, etc.) we have had? Dear Reader: Yes. We need such a year. Recently I attended a talk on Luke’s

Father Earl Fernandes
Dear Father: What’s the purpose of a homily? Is it to reflect on the scriptures, to teach or give catechism, to talk about the saint of the day or current events?  Dear Reader: The answer to your questions can be found in recent church documents. Your question deals with the

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