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Four individuals’ selfless and brave acts on a fateful day in the cold Atlantic Ocean during World War II, continue to inspire military chaplain veterans, active military and families today. When Army transport ship U.S.A.T. Dorchester sank on Feb, 3, 1943, killing 672 men, its four U.S. Navy chaplains—Lt. George …

The Lopez Family celebrating the Sacrament of Baptism. (Courtesy Photo)
Requirements to be a Catholic Godparent: “Each child may have a godfather and a godmother, the word ‘godparents’ is used in the rite to describe both.” (Rite of Baptism for Children 6) Only one godparent is necessary. The godparent must be a fully initiated Catholic (Baptized, Confirmed, received Eucharist), at …

Greenville’s tight-knit school puts faith first by Matt Hess Photos by Danny Schneible Tim Wiedenmann was uneasy about leaving his religion classroom at a larger school to become principal of St. Mary’s School in Greenville, OH. He expected to really miss interacting with students as an administrator, but now in …

I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. Five score years ago a great American in whose symbolic shadow we stand today signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as …

by Kevin J. Jones Washington D.C., Jan 20, 2020 / 16:17 pm Last year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day marked the first without Sister Mary Antona Ebo, the only black Catholic nun who marched with civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Selma, Ala in 1965. “I’m …

Paulus was blessed to grow up in a family that had a love for Christ. His parents were part of the Charismatic Movement, and his father pastored a small nondenominational church. They passed on that love of the Lord as they moved from Virginia to Croatia and back. “My family …

My birthday is coming up this month. I love my birthday and make a point to have a great time with family. We have living room dance parties, I grab lunch with my mom and maybe go antiquing with friends. Coffee and donuts are always involved. Whatever the agenda, the …

Q: TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOU. I grew up outside of Ashland, OH, but spent my adult life in this archdiocese’s northern area. My undergraduate degree is in music education, and I moved to this area when I was hired to teach band and choir. After a few years, …

Cultivating students’ personal, social and academic growth is the highest priority at Bishop Fenwick High School in Franklin, OH. As with all schools, it takes a village to support every student, and Fenwick’s president, Blane Collison, said counselors at Fenwick are vital to achieve this goal. They strive to support …

by Kary Ellen Barger “Never say never.” That phrase is true for Judy Back Gerwe, a Mount Notre Dame alumna and current president of the school. Gerwe always knew she wanted to be a teacher in a Catholic school, but leading one was not in her original plans as she …