By Eileen Connelly, OSU The Catholic Telegraph The recent election of Pope Francis was a joyful occasion for cradle Catholics worldwide, but it was also especially exciting for Londa Thomas, a young wife and mother who is new to Catholicism and will be welcomed into the church at Easter Vigil.
By Eileen Connelly, OSU The Catholic Telegraph Everything happens in God’s time. It’s a lesson Kaitlyn Spradling has already learned at the age of 23 that will serve her well in life and in her faith. A graduate student in pathology at the University of Cincinnati, Spradling may have been
By Eileen Connelly, OSU The Catholic Telegraph When asked recently what makes Jesus so cool, six-year-old Cameron Kleehamer told it like it is, saying, “He sacrificed himself for us.” The little boy, who also took a rosary to school not long ago for show and tell, already demonstrates a love
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 By Father Rick Hilgartner During Lent in parishes nationwide and around the world, candidates for the sacraments of initiation (baptism, confirmation and Eucharist) experience final preparation to become members of the Catholic Church. The “elect,” as they are called, depend on the support and the encouragement
Thursday, April 9, 2009 By Carmen M. Hubbard ST. ANDREW DEANERY — As a husband and family man, Bret Hawkins of Loveland knew he wanted to set an example for his children. The father of three said he put off his salvation and commitment to Christ long enough, leading to
Thursday, April 9, 2009 By Eileen Connelly, OSU ST. ANDREW DEANERY — Faith is very much a family matter for the Wilsons — Doug, Christi, and their daughters, Abby, 12, and Katie, 10, who will join the Catholic Church together at Easter Vigil.