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Eileen Connelly

Eileen Connelly

Ursuline Sister Eileen Connelly is the News Editor of The Catholic Telegraph, having previously served as reporter and interim editor-in-chief. Her focus is managing assignments and content for the CT's print edition. Sister Eileen also ministers as director of communications for her religious community, is an active member of Holy Trinity Parish in Norwood and has served on the board of directors for several organizations, including St. Ursula Academy and the National Communications Network for Women Religious.

Sister Zoe Brenner helps children make cards for tribal elders. (Courtesy Photo)
In describing her ministry to the Navajo people, Sister of the Blessed Sacrament Zoe Brenner simply said, “I’m just doing what God is calling me to do.” But there is much more to it for the Reading, Ohio, native who entered religious life in 1966. Her community, founded by St.

It’s an hour drive to see a movie or eat at a fast food restaurant. But, the things most of us take for granted pale in comparison to the joy Franciscan Sisters (Tiffin) Marge Eilerman and Angie Kiel find through their ministry among the marginalized in Owsley County in eastern

Franciscan Father Blane Grein has been a priest for 56 years. Most of that time has been spent in mission work, for which the friar is grateful. “I feel I’m a very blessed individual,” he said. He originally hails from St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Carthage, and recalls an early

When the canonization ceremony for Blessed Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador, is held in Rome on Oct. 14, Catholics in the archdiocese will be among those celebrating. Archbishop Romero, an outspoken advocate for the poor, was shot and killed March 24, 1980, as he celebrated Mass in a hospital

Men from Elder pray the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary. The Rosary was led by Fr. Anthony Brausch, Rector of Mt. St. Mary's Seminary (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
By Eileen Connelly, OSU Administrators, faculty, and students at two area high schools are moving forward and using the racial slurs shouted during a February basketball game as a teachable moment. The incident involved students from Elder High School’s cheering section taunting St. Xavier athletes.       In addition to

By Eileen Connelly, OSU High school students are faced with a dizzying array of options during their college search.  A local native with parents who are both alumni, it was only natural for the University of Dayton to be on Jacob Montgomery’s short list. Yet the young man also knew

By Eileen Connelly, OSU Faculty and staff at the St. Martin and Over-the-Rhine campuses of Chatfield College, founded by the Ursulines of Brown County, are dedicated to meeting the changing needs of their diverse student population. This includes a variety of technology-related initiatives.       In January of this year,

Goodbye Mass ends in tears, laughter; new school to open in fall This story first appeared in our July, 2018 print edition By Eileen Connelly, OSU Hundreds of members of the McAuley High School community, including alumnae, students, parents, faculty, and friends came together May 27 for a final Mass

Dayton studies introduce Indiana woman to the Marianist Family By Eileen Connelly, OSU This story first appeared in our July, 2018 print edition There was a time when career, marriage, and family were priorities for Marianist Sister Gabrielle (Gabby) Bibeau, but as is often the case, God had other plans.    

DePaul Cristo Rey High School expansion will add classrooms — and services By Eileen Connelly, OSU This story first appeared in our July, 2018 print issue A major transformation underway at the Clifton campus of DePaul Cristo Rey High School (DPCR) will enhance students’ quality of life and further efforts