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Students at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School celebrated Vocation Day Nov. 4 during National Vocations Awareness Week. The day involved an all-school Mass concelebrated by Archdiocese of Cincinnati Vocations Director Father Dan Schmitmeyer and Father Larry Zurek, Vocations Director for the Franciscan Friars of St. John the Baptist Province.

Staff Report Sixteen men took a formal step on their journey to ordination Nov. 4 when Bishop of Youngstown George V. Murry, SJ, installed them as acolytes. Bishop Murry presided at the Mass and installation in the Chapel of Saint Gregory the Great at the Athenaeum of Ohio.  The bishop handed

Press Release Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Andrea Koverman and Tracy Kemme pronounced first vows during a ceremony June 27 in the Immaculate Conception Chapel at the Mount St. Joseph motherhouse. Both women professed the vows of poverty, consecrated celibacy and obedience, committing themselves “for three years to the service

By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph To be  Catholic priest is a calling fraught with challenges, but it is also one that, through the grace of God, many find peace and joy. Nov. 1-7 is National Vocation Awareness Week.  The Catholic Telegraph spoke with Fathers Leonard Kostka, Todd Grogan and

Press Release The Archdiocese of Cincinnati will hold a Holy Hour for Vocations on Wednesday, Nov. 4 from 7 to 8 p.m. at more than 20 parishes across the archdiocese. Even more parishes will open their doors for Holy Hours on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday of the same week. A

By Susan Szalewski Catholic News Service PAPILLION, Neb. — About 7,000 people spent part of their Father’s Day with their spiritual fathers — their priests — at a Nebraska softball matchup between priests of the Archdiocese of Omaha and the Diocese of Lincoln. The two teams met at Werner Park

Sister Theresa Falkenstein of the Congregation of Divine Providence speaks with young people at an event hosted at St. Monica-St. George. (Courtesy Photo) Staff Report On Sunday April 26, to celebrate the Year for Consecrated Life, St. Monica-St. George parish in Clifton hosted an information fair in the Catholic Center. The

CNA/EWTN News The numbers are in: almost 600 Catholic men will be ordained priests for the U.S. in 2015, an increase of more than 100 from last year. Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of Raleigh, N.C. said April 7 that the increase in ordination numbers is “encouraging.” The bishop, who heads

By Doug Weller Catholic News Service SALINA, Kan. — Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York says one of the virtues of rural life is the number of priests who come from country parishes. The Diocese of Salina would seem to confirm that. Of its 53 active and retired diocesan

Sister Cristina Garces entered the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur as a novice during a ceremony on Sept. 8. (Courtesy Photo)
By Eileen Connelly, OSU The Catholic Telegraph  As a young girl growing up in Mexico City, Sister of Notre Dame de Namur Cristina Garces dreamt of becoming a doctor and a missionary, of traveling the world to help others in need. She came to realize, though, that her plan wasn’t