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May 2014

Pope Francis…a thief? When I first heard it mentioned, I smiled faintly in disbelief. If anyone knows not to break the seventh commandment — You Shall Not Steal — it’s this guy. Yet, come to find out, it is true. The pope’s a thief.

By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph Just three years after their order was approved by Pope Leo XII, the Missionaries of St. Charles Borromeo (C.S.) made their way to Cincinnati. A priest of the order, popularly referred to as Scalabrinians after their founder Bishop Giovanna Battista Scalabrini, helped found Sacred

Dear Father: Recently, I have observed a parishioner receiving the Eucharist by dipping the Sacred Host into the Precious Blood and then consuming it. I have always been under the impression that this is not permissible. Can someone receive Communion this way? Dear Reader:  Thank you for your question. You

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

Deacon James Riehle
Editor’s Note: Deacon James J. Riehle and Deacon Brian Phelps will be ordained priests for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati on May 17. Read the profile on Deacon Phelps here. By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph   The Holy Sprit started working on Deacon James J. Riehle’s vocation to the priesthood early.

By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph While it serves as the education center for seminarians of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, The Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary forms priests for other dioceses too. Three of the five members of the seminary’s class of 2014 will serve somewhere other than the

When last I left this column, I was still trying to recover from a break-in at the parish rectory. While it was a moment for me to reflect on the vulnerability that Christ faced in both becoming Incarnate and facing the trials of Holy Week, another (much more welcome) scenario

By Eileen Connelly, OSU The Catholic Telegraph  God’s call for each of use is special and often surprising. One example is the story of a young woman from Massachusetts, who grew up in a family that didn’t practice a particular religion. She “met the Lord” on a Cursillo weekend and

I just can’t get out of my mind a Bugs Bunny cartoon that depicts the night of the Academy Awards. Elmer Fudd stands at the podium about to announce the Oscar for “Outstanding Cartoon Character.” Bugs is sure he will win. As Elmer Fudd describes the amazing attributes of this

A large First Communion crowd and a loud baby (my own) made it very hard to pay attention at Mass this weekend as my wife, mother-in-law, and I stood in the back of St. Martin of Tour’s in Cheviot this Sunday. Even so, First Communion always brings back memories for