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The Annual Advent Service of Lessons and Carols at the Athenaeum of Ohio was held Monday, Dec. 7. The popular service centers around the celebration of the feast of Mary’s Immaculate Conception in the midst of the Advent season. Chants with handbells, traditional and new Advent carols for choir and congregation, beautiful

Continuing our look at Advent from the CT’s back issues, this Throwback Thursday looks into the past but has a family activity aspect. Pictured here, from the Dec. 12, 1942 edition of The Catholic Telegraph-Register, are several youths and an adult teaching them the religious meaning of the season of Advent.

One hundred years ago, a group of women religious turned an old farmhouse in Westwood into a high school for young women and built a legacy that is still solid a century later. Mother of Mercy High School is celebrating its centennial. It opened Sept. 7, 1915, with just two

Bishop Edward Braxton of Belleville, Ill., told those gathered at the Cintas Center Nov. 9 that he had no solution for Cincinnati’s racial divide, but he said he had some clear observations for “the vexing questions facing our communities.” Bishop Braxton shared the Scriptural story of the Good Samaritan to

The first candle of Advent 2015 has been burning for a few days and as the season of joyful anticipation begins, the Throwback Thursday team brings you the attached photo. From a 1950 edition of The Catholic Telegraph, seen here is a formal table setting with decorations and foods appropriate to

Through volunteering, Sabrina Burton Simonson has discovered people in situations she did not know existed and a means to help them. “I’m blessed because I do not know what it’s like to be in the position these people are in. I have no idea,” said Simonson, executive assistant to the

You’ve probably heard some variation of the expression “He could sell ice to Alaskans.” As a young man, Father Jason Bedel sold ice so successfully that his corporate future look assured. He began work at Home City Ice Co. as a student at Xavier University. “I started as a delivery

Fenwick and McNicholas high school football players participate in a pre-season Rosary Rally. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)
Staff Report Seven Catholic high school football teams from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati entered the OHSAA playoffs three weeks ago, but only two remain — undefeated Bishop Fenwick and reigning Division II state champ La Salle. The Falcons were the only Catholic school team in the archdiocese to end the regular

As Immaculate Conception Parish in Botkins, Shelby County, celebrates 150 years, long-time parishioner Mike Gehrlich sees it as a time to remember, reflect and give thanks. “As you work to compile all of the information about the parish, you realize how dependent we are on what went before us,” Gehrlich

Staff Report Editor’s Note: This story was posted prior to when the present website design took effect. Today’s Throwback Thursday is short and sweet. We’re saying goodbye to this website — sort of. Don’t fret. isn’t going anywhere, but it is getting a total makeover. As we announced last month, the improved site will