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The men scheduled to be ordained to the priesthood May 21 at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains in downtown Cincinnati responded to questions from The Catholic Telegraph to profile their background and journey to the priesthood. will publish profiles each day this week leading up to ordination. Deacon

Each year, the Athenaeum of Ohio’s Maly Library displays chalices belonging to the men of Mount St. Mary’s seminary who will soon be ordained to the priesthood.   This year, seven men from the seminary will be ordained priests for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, and three others will be ordained elsewhere.

An April 21 news release from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops reported that 548 men are slated to be ordained to the priesthood in the U.S. this year. That number is slightly down from 595 in 2015, but up from 477 in 2014. The same report that notes the total number

Press Release Marianist Father Robert Craig Jones was ordained a priest on Oct. 3, 2015, at Queen of Apostles Chapel in Dayton, Ohio. Archbishop Joseph Tobin, C.Ss.R, of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, presided at the ordination.

Press Release Father Thomas Wray, Parochial Vicar and Director of Religious Education at St. Margaret of York Parish in Loveland, has been named the Director of the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis (OEC) for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, effective July 1, after a national search. He will succeed Ken Gleason,

By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph  Deacon Andrew Cordonnier was surprised to feel God calling him to the priesthood — but he was the only one. The 28-year-old native of Russia, Ohio will be ordained to the priesthood at 11 a.m. Dec. 27 at St. Remy Church in Russia, Ohio,

Thomas Wray
By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph  In 2015, a married man is slated to be ordained as a Catholic priest for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. J. Thomas Wray, a married father of two, is now a Catholic but he is also a former Episcopal priest. Under a special Pastoral Provision

Father Matthew Frisbee
Staff Report  With the See of the Diocese of Toledo currently vacant, Archbishop of Cincinnati Dennis M. Schnurr presided at the ordination of Father Matthew Frisbee May 31 at Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral in Toledo.

By Catholic News Service  WASHINGTON —The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation voted in early June to encourage the “lifting of the restrictions regarding the ordination of married men to the priesthood in the Eastern Catholic Churches of North America.”

The June print edition of The Catholic Telegraph is hot off the press and should be arriving in mailboxes around May 28. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)
Staff Report The June edition of The Catholic Telegraph runs 36 pages with complete coverage of the May 17 priest ordinations, a special vocations section, graduation listing and more. The cover of the June issue features now-Fathers Brian Phelps and James Riehle lying prostrate on the floor of the Cathedral