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WHAT DEFINES A PILGRIMAGE? A pilgrimage is a journey to locations of religious importance. The external journey is meant to ignite an internal spiritual journey of conversion. Pilgrimages can be life-changing. It is a deep act of prayer in which individuals bring special intentions, hopes for the future and hearts

On April 28, the universal Church celebrates the feast day of Louis-Marie de Monfort, a 17th century saint who is revered for his intense devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. St. Louis-Marie is perhaps most famously known for his prayer of entrustment to Our Lady, “Totus Tuus ego sum,” which

The Catholic Church loves questions, but are we asking them for the right reasons? One of our Doctors of the Church, St. Thomas Aquinas, is known for asking the hardest questions we have for our faith. His summa is a book full of them, and some of the greatest saints

The Archdiocese welcomed Seven newly ordained Deacons today. Deacon Chibueze Astegbulem Deacon Robert Hale Deacon Ethan Hoying Deacon Stephen Jones Deacon Jacob Lundle Deacon Uriel Santos Deacon Michael Willig Transitional deacons are seminary students in the process of becoming ordained priests. They serve as deacons for one year and are

Rooted in Twin Towers; Dayton’s Mission of Mary Cooperative by Kary Ellen Berger In the Twin Towers neighborhood of east Dayton lies a well-kept secret: the Mission of Mary Cooperative. Founded more than 10 years ago, the organization was created by recent University of Dayton (UD) graduates who wanted to

There are so many things to look forward to in May! The end of the school year, graduations, sports, Mother’s Day and – for second graders across the archdiocese – the reception of their First Holy Eucharist! Though our oldest is 15, we still remember the day Justin received his

A former lawyer who left his profession to become a Capuchin Franciscan priest, Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen has his liturgical memorial on April 24. Fidelis’ life bridged the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, a time of religious conflict in Western Europe. He died at the hands of a mob while preaching

On a beautiful Spring Morning, Priest process into the Cathedral for the Ordination of Deacons (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
Live from the Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains, Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr celebrates the Transitional Diaconate Ordination of: Chibueze Asiegbulem, Robert Hale, Ethan Hoying, Stephen Jones, Jacob Lindle, Uriel Santos, and Michael Willig

Father Casey looks how Science allows us the ability to study and understand the world around us, providing incredible advances that improve human life. But it’s not the only–or even best–way to truth.

The Most Rev. Dennis M. Schnurr, Archbishop of Cincinnati, celebrated the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Chapel of St. Gregory the Great at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary & School of Theology (MTSM) with mass and the reception of Candidacy for seven seminarians. Those