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October 2013

Editors note: The staff of The Catholic Telegraph wishes to express our gratitude to the following women religious celebrating jubilees in 2013 for their steadfast faith and dedicated service to the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Additional photos and bios were published in the November 2013 edition. 

By Eileen Connelly, OSU The Catholic Telegraph  Joe D’Ambrosio spent more than 20 years on Ohio’s death row protesting his innocence in the 1988 murder of 19-year-old Anthony Klann of Cleveland. In early 2012 D’Ambrosio became the sixth death row inmate to be exonerated in Ohio and the 140th overall in

By Eileen Connelly, OSU The Catholic Telegraph  Two local seminarians had the opportunity to experience the faith and hospitality of the Honduran people during a trip to the Central American country from June 24 to Aug. 6. Ethan Moore and Jacob Willig, who are preparing for the priesthood at Mount

By Eileen Connely, OSU The Catholic Telegraph   St. Susanna Parish in Mason marked 75 years as a community of faith during a special Mass on June 30. Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr presided at the joyous liturgy, assisted by Fathers Robert Farrell, Stephen Lattner, Harry Meyer and John Tonkin. 

Chamiande Julienne seniors Joe Hoeft, John Carper, Conor Hickey and Ben Reis place a racing bib at Lucas Pfander's grave at Calvary Cemetery. The photo inset is of Pfander. (Courtesy Photos)
By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph  Through the end of his junior year at Chaminade Julienne High School, 17-year-old Lucas Pfander had maintained perfect attendance. The fact that he’d never missed a day only made his absence at the start of the next school year seem that much larger. On

As facilitator of my parish spiritual book club, I am always looking for books to discuss that promise to inform and inspire. Father Robert Hater’s latest book, The Parish Guide to the New Evangelization: An Action Plan for Sharing the Faith, does both.

Few Catholics following the events of the conclave that elected Pope Francis can forget the pontiff’s first public appearance. Standing above St. Peter’s Square, he addressed us as brothers and sisters, and acknowledged the surprise of many that Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio had been elected pope.

Recently, while working in a parish to get the public school kids to sign up for Sunday morning religion classes, a young mom looked at me with a face of a woman about to panic. Overwhelmed, she said, “I can’t manage one more thing. We had three soccer games this

As I write this, I am currently attending the National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors convention in Dallas. It is a week of formation, learning, friendship and sharing of stories regarding how the work of vocations is going across the country.

It’s a sight that fills every cradle Catholic with dread: Walking into church for Mass the first few pews are not only filled, but nicely dressed people are seated in them. Trouble. Something’s not right. Looking more closely the culprit is spied—a baby. Infant Baptism. Are you kidding me? Mass