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February 2016

As with most towns along the Ohio before the river was harnessed by reservoirs to control high waters, floods often forced residents to seek the high ground. The early history of St. Michael Parish in the Brown County river town of Ripley was affected by high waters, too. “In 1840,

Once Dave Beitz began learning the names of the people who frequent Mary Magdalene House in Over-the-Rhine, his volunteer service became much more meaningful. “Once you put a name to the face of homelessness, it becomes different. You start seeing these people routinely. You start knowing them. After you’re there

On Tuesday, Feb. 23 every parish and parish region of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati will be open for confession from 7-9 p.m. as part of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s third “Light is ON For You” confession event. For regular Mass and Confession times year round, click HERE. Using the Light

A long walk can clear the mind, help tone the body and, as it turns out, help fund a school. During the week of Thanksgiving, one principal laced up her gym shoes and took steps to raise more than $3,000 for her school. It was part pilgrimage, part adventure and

A few years ago, according to St. Cecilia Principal Mike Goedde, the Catholic population of his school was roughly 30 percent. That percentage is now 51 percent Catholic. While growing enrollment and changing demographics have played a role, the school and parish have made an intentional effort to be more

When you write it down, you put yourself in the game. So says a writing coach who specializes in getting people past writer’s block. We have embarked on one of the great American adventures in citizenship — a presidential election year. As I write this, the Iowa Caucuses are a

By all rights, I didn’t deserve a Catholic education. Catholic education is a privilege and it requires commitment from school, parents and student to succeed. My parents and the school of my youth did their part, but it took years until I began to do mine. I’m a Catholic school

Upon entering Lisa Miller’s classroom at St. Nicholas Academy, it’s obvious how much her kindergartners adore their teacher. Just as evident is her love for them and dedication to bringing lessons of faith to the classroom, including her battle with breast cancer. Read more Catholic Schools Week Stories Miller, a

The Catholic Schools Office of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati has undergone significant change in the past year. In August, former Superintendent Jim Rigg announced he was stepping down in October to take the top job with the Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic schools. Less than two weeks later, Assistant Superintendent and

The following letter by Susan Gibbons, Interim Superintendent and Director of Educational Services, first appeared in the February 2016 print edition of The Catholic Telegraph. Read more stories at Catholic Schools Week Central It has been my extreme privilege to serve the Archdiocese of Cincinnati as the interim superintendent this year.