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BETTER TO GIVE Few customs have suffered more than the custom of giving gifts at Christmas. Commercialism and exploitation are two of the chief malefactors; sentimentality is another But for all the super merchandising, the phony glitter and the abuse of carols and even the scriptures, giving gifts continues to

At 1:10 p.m. on December 8, 1941, congress passed a bill declaring war on the Empire of Japan, the after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the declaration at 4:10 p.m. and the United States entered World War II. In the week following The Catholic Telegraph

Though not in the printed edition of The Catholic Telegraph which was in its 32nd year, below is the text of President Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation: By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings

by Sarah Patterson Fr. Francis Lasance, born in Cincinnati on January 24, 1860, was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese on May 24, 1883. In the first few years of his priesthood, he was assigned to Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Reading; Emmanuel Church, Dayton; and then briefly in Lebanon

Archdiocese of Cincinnati Archbishop Joseph L. Bernardin (CT/Archived Photo)
Washington (NC) – Archbishop Joseph L. Bernardin of Cincinnati has urged American Catholics to “unite with our chosen leaders” in facing post-election challenges. Archbishop Bernardin, President of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops made his comments in a statement and in telegrams to President-elect Jimmy Carter and President Gerald Ford.

Saint Robert Bellarmine (Courtesy Photo)
by Sarah Patterson St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622) is the official patron of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Did you know that we also have two minor patrons? They are St. Albert the Great (c. 1200–1280) and St. Robert Bellarmine (1542-1621). Below is a letter written by Abp. John T. McNicholas

The third building for the Fontbonne (formerly called Sacred Heart Home), opened in 1962. Operated by the Sisters of St. Joseph, it was a home for unmarried businesswomen in Cincinnati. Located at Broadway and Fifth Street, not only did the Fontbonne provide housing, but it also hosted socials and meetings,

From The Catholic Telegraph October 6, 1978 edition Archbishop Joseph L. Bernardin expressed shock and sadness at the sudden death of Pope John Paul I, calling him a person of “extraordinary pastoral sensitivity.” Meeting with newspaper radio and television reporters Friday Morning (Sept 29) a few hours after the news

by Sarah Patterson “Dear Diary Day” isn’t exactly a well known holiday, celebrated, or even known without a google search of “odd holidays.” But, celebrated today, September 22, this gives us a chance to highlight two diaries in the Archives, and both belonging to two good friends. The first diary

by Sarah Patterson September 15th is the memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows. Simeon predicted that a sword would pierce Mary’s heart (Luke 2:35) and the Church honors her seven sorrows. There have been two churches with this title in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, one in Monroe and the other