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Catholics mark the beginning of the holy season of Lent with the reception of blessed ashes, acknowledging our sinfulness and the reality that one day we ourselves will return to dust. Over the course of these 40 days, the Church encourages us to refocus our lives on the things of …

1) New Blue Ribbon Schools St. Margaret of York School and St. Mary’s School in Hyde Park earned the designation of an Exemplary High Performing National Blue Ribbon School for 2023. The U.S. Department of Education recognized 353 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools this year and stated that National …

The most obvious association that people have with Lent is of “giving something up.” In many cases, of course, this is perfectly legitimate. Along with prayer and almsgiving, fasting is one of the three traditional pillars of Lenten observance, and it is mandated (with exceptions) on Ash Wednesday and Good …

The original building used for Masses (celebrated by visiting priests) at what is now Holy Angels Parish in Sidney was blown up by the anti-Catholic, anti-immigrant Know-Nothing Party (strongly supported in Ohio) in 1855. 1848 First Masses celebrated in parishioners’ homes. 1852 20 x 60-ft. former cooper’s shop purchased for …

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is about an encounter with God’s mercy and forgiveness. It’s not something to be scared of… no matter how long it’s been or how big your sins.

This beautiful video of the Stations of the Cross in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

Staff Report Lent is a penitential season for Catholics preparing to mark the observance of Christ’s death on the cross, and on Easter his resurrection from the dead. For business owners, Lent is just part of the first financial quarter. For today’s Throwback Thursday, we go back to the late-1950s …

by Rebekah Davidson Seeing students succeed in the classroom is “why it’s worth teaching,” according to Kathy Riegel — geometry teacher, head of the math department and yearbook advisor — at Archbishop Alter High School in Kettering. “It fills your heart with joy,” said Riegel, who has worked at Alter …

By John Stegeman When Jesus washed the feet of his apostles, He showed them what it means to act with humility and love. In Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, Footcare for the Souls combines that selfless act with an effort to uplift and care for people in poverty. Based in the St. …

God is good. God is real. God is not boring. He is worthy of our praise and our worship. But what is worship? As the Oxford Dictionary says, worship is “the feeling or expression of reverence and adoration for a deity.” As a cradle Catholic, I could give a similar …