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The Catholic Telegraph

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

Live Mass: 7:00 a.m. Monday, November 28. Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains First Sunday of Advent – November 27, 2022 11:45 a.m. Wednesday General Audience Pope Francis Angelus

The night is advanced, the day is at hand. Let us then throw off the works of darkness [and] put on the armor of light Romans 13:12 Rorate Mass Old St Mary (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
Advent Reflection for November 27- First Sunday of Advent Isaiah 2:1-5, Ps. 122:1-9, Romans 13:11-14, Matthew 24:37-44. Invitation to Prayer: “Come, let us climb the LORD’s mountain to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may instruct us in his ways, and we may walk in his paths.” Reflection: “Two …

Nothing better on a cold night than hot chocolate. (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
What is Advent all about? How is Advent different than Christmas? Check out this 2 minute video: Advent in Two Minutes!

Each year we hear the perennial objections of those who lament hearing the salutation, “Season’s Greetings” instead of “Merry Christmas.” The common complaint, of course, is that this season is about the birth of the Christ, the savior of humankind. Thus, the reasoning goes, recourse to the general reference of …

As we’re in Advent, parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Cincinnati are having Advent Penance Services. Whether you’ve gone to confession recently or haven’t for many years, this is a great chance to Prepare for the Lord. The hour before you leave, take some time and prepare for the Sacrament of …

Every year the Church blesses us with a season to prepare ourselves for the coming of the Lord at Christmas. Much exterior preparation takes place during the four weeks of Advent: we decorate our homes, purchase gifts for loved ones, bake cookies and host parties. All of these things should …

Cada año la Iglesia nos bendice con una temporada para prepararnos para la venida del Señor en Navidad. Gran parte de la preparación exterior se lleva a cabo durante las cuatro semanas de Adviento: decoramos nuestros hogares, compramos regalos para nuestros seres queridos, horneamos galletas y organizamos fiestas. Todas estas …

When I was a little girl, my sister and I sang the children’s Bible school song lyrics: “I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart.” We sang it with complete abandon, at full volume, with our heads thrown back. We meant it and felt it. As the …

What do you want out of life? That’s a big question, right? I think we all, on some level, want our lives to be full and joyful. What does it mean to be joyful? You could say a lot of things in response to this question. Perhaps that joy is …

Marianist Father Bob Jones Embraces Vocation with Goodness and Hope by Kary Ellen Berger Rejoicing is one characteristic Father Bob Jones, SM, has embodied throughout his life from school, to priesthood and everywhere in between. A Fort Wayne, IN, native, Father Jones graduated from the University of Dayton (UD) with …