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It’s almost St. Valentine’s Day. Yes, please. It’s my favorite non-Christmas holiday of the whole year, a spark of warmth in winter’s chill, a day when I’m allowed to unleash the mushy, lovey dovey because I’m a wife who loves romance. But I know plenty of romance-loving spouses who don’t

Ocho estudiantes de la Universidad Estatal de Wright entraron a la Iglesia Católica en la Pascua pasada, con la ayuda del Ministerio del Campus. Seis hombres y seis mujeres ministrados por nuestro Ministerio de Prisiones Arquidiocesanas también entraron a la Iglesia Católica la primavera pasada. El 26 de Diciembre, yo

Your students give me great hope for the future of the Church within our archdiocese,” a friend recently texted me, referring to the seminarians I teach at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary. She said this in the context of a recent public liturgy that had no official affiliation with the seminary,

Among the decisions that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) made at its annual meeting last November, two stand out as especially important. First, the bishops elected Los Angeles Archbishop José H. Gómez – an immigrant to the U.S. – as the USCCB’s first Hispanic president. Second, the bishops

We go through our pep talk every time I take the kids out. “What do we need to show the world?!” I shout to the back of the van. Then comes their battle cry, “That children are blessings!” A couple years ago, I started telling my sweet kids that even

During the month of December, a group of women wrote daily Advent reflections for The Catholic Telegraph’s website. The writings were honest, funny, sometimes heart wrenching and always a beautiful reflection on preparing our hearts for the birth of our Savior. I was asked to write a few along the

I prayed over my five-year old son the other day. He was on day three of a stomach bug, and I was willing to look like a fool if it meant his healing.Even a couple months ago, I would not have done such a thing. I’ve prayed over other people

Throughout the long history of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Catholic education has always been recognized as a vital ministry of our local Church. Our first diocesan bishop, Bishop Edward Fenwick, started a school for young women in 1825, just four years after the foundation of the diocese. It opened with

Alo largo historia de la Arquidiócesis de Cincinnati, la educación Católica siempre ha sido reconocida como un ministerio vital de nuestra Iglesia local. Nuestro primer obispo diocesano, el Obispo Edward Fenwick, comenzó una escuela para mujeres jóvenes en 1825, solo cuatro años después de la fundación de la diócesis. Se

Question: I recently had the Church’s practice of indulgences explained to me. How does the Church have the authority to grant indulgences? And, since one of the requirements for an indulgence is detachment from sin, how can we know if our hearts are properly disposed to receive an indulgence? Many