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The Catholic Telegraph

Founded in 1831, The Catholic Telegraph is the official news source of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

For the new martyrs We pray that those who risk their lives for the Gospel in various parts of the world inflame the Church with their courage and missionary enthusiasm.

February 29 -Thursday of the Second Week of Lent Readings: Jer 17:5-10, Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6, Lk 16:19-31 Invitation to Prayer: Lord, direct our servant hearts to you. Reflection: I’ve known many rich people, many more poor people, and still even more Pharisees in my life. In fact, …

To understand Dominican spirituality, one needs to know the circumstances that prompted the founding of the Order of Preachers in the early 13th century St. Dominic founded the Order in 1216 in response to the Albigensian heresy spreading throughout southern France. Many people were falling prey to this heresy because …

For years I’ve moonlighted as a minimalist consultant, guiding clients as they simplify their possessions and demands on their time. Talking about simplicity makes me bubble over with enthusiasm, as when you share a life-changing book or a crowd- pleasing recipe. You’ve found something so good that it’s hard not …

What better way to bring a Family of Parishes together than through the Eucharist, the source and summit of Catholic life? That was the thought of Father Ed Burns and his staff at Tri- County Catholics Family of Parishes, which includes St. Gabriel and St. Michael churches in Cincinnati and …

The Archdiocesan Choir offers opportunities for those with limited time (because of their own parish music responsibilities) to join with the Cathedral Choir and Brass in singing for our ordination masses this spring. This is a great way to serve our local church and participate in joyful solemn liturgies at …

How to return to confession If you have been away from the church, or if you have been reluctant or unable to see a priest for confession, you are invited to experience the reconciling peace of Christ through the grace of this sacrament, also called the sacrament of reconciliation. Peace …

Catholics mark the beginning of the holy season of Lent with the reception of blessed ashes, acknowledging our sinfulness and the reality that one day we ourselves will return to dust. Over the course of these 40 days, the Church encourages us to refocus our lives on the things of …

The Very Reverend Anthony R. Brausch, President & Rector of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary & School of Theology (MTSM) announced a pair of promotions for members of the MTSM faculty this week. Dr. Kenneth Craycraft’s is now a Professor of Moral Theology, having his promotion from associate professor approved by …

Did you know that Cincinnati has the longest continually running passion play in the United States? In years past, The St. John Passion Play had a cast and crew of over 200 people and reached thousands through its performances. COVID could have meant the end of the play, but a …