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Editor’s Note: The Heart and Beauty of Our Growing Faith

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When I began as editor a few months ago, I met with Archbishop Schnurr and asked him about his vision for The Catholic Telegraph. He gave me two directives: The paper should be an evangelization tool, and it should help the people of the archdiocese feel like they are part of the universal Church and the Body of Christ, as well as the local archdiocese. I’ve also heard Mike Schafer, our archdiocesan director of communications and mission promotion, speak often about the beauty, truth and goodness of the Catholic faith. There is so much beauty that exists in the truth of her teachings and the hearts and faith of her people. And it’s in that task – of telling the stories of the faithful, of showcasing their faith in action – that I am continually reminded that the heart of the Catholic faith continues to live and grow.

I have made a concerted effort to bring in the stories of the Catholic faithful from all parts of our archdiocese to The Catholic Telegraph. In this issue you’ll see stories from the greater metropolitan area of Cincinnati, yes, but you’ll also see stories from Osgood, from Dayton, from Sidney, and many more great cities. Our parishes, schools and ministries across the entire region of Southwest Ohio now share their happenings in “Out and About in the Archdiocese”(page 30 of the October issue). We also have new columnists to help us, as Catholics, continue to learn, tackle the tough parts of daily living our faith and remind us of the joys and challenges of trusting God.

I truly admire our writers who share their faith, knowledge and experience with great joy and, often, tremendous courage. For it is certainly an act of bravery to step out on the public stage and write for more than 135,000 Catholic households each month.

“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” (1 Corinthians 15:58)

As The Catholic Telegraph strives to share the goodness of the Church and her people, we have assembled (and will continue to grow) a team of phenomenal, faithful and passionate writers. We have a host of amazing journalists who go out and get the stories of the faithful. They are the ones who do the interviews, help unearth the stories, find the hearts of the people and bring those stories to you with well-placed words and thorough interviews.

You can already read our columnists’ bios in the paper every month, but our reporters often go unrecognized. Who is laboring in the vineyard for The Catholic Telegraph and striving to bring you stories of the Good News? See our list of writers below.

Please pray for them, for our publisher, Archbishop Schnurr, and for me, your editor, as we strive to share the Good News and beauty, truth and goodness of our faith and the Catholic faithful.

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