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The season of Advent, which we enter in December, is a period of watchful waiting in preparation for the Nativity of the Lord at Christmas. In this, as in so many things, the Church is counter-cultural. Some stores have been decorating for Christmas since before Halloween! It is common during

In Today’s Video: Bro. Casey gives a glimpse on how to prepare for Advent and to make this the best Advent ever! For the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Advent Calendar to help you enjoy the season of Advent, click here

Fans of the Major League Baseball Network, or MLB-TV, know the fun-loving, baseball-addicted hosts of the program are rarely at a loss for words. But when 26-year-old Daniel Poncedeleon finished seven complete hitless innings in his major league debut after taking a year to recover from a near-fatal line drive

The Grotto bathed in light at Guardian Angels. (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
I will raise up your heir after you, sprung from your loins, and I will make his kingdom firm. (2 SM 7) Temperatures dropped in the Ohio Valley as churches awaited the Fourth Sunday of Advent and the Glorious Christmas Season O Come O Come Emmanuel at Guardian Angels Parish

December 25th- Christmas Day 2017 (Begin this day by asking the Holy Spirit for a heightened awareness of Christ’s presence). Christmas invites us to recognize what it means to be most deeply human. Whether by welcoming people who have no one to share this feast with to our tables; or

Now there were shepherds in that region living in the fields and keeping the night watch over their flock. The angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were struck with great fear. (Luke 2: 8-9) (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
ADVENT 2017 Friday, November 24th through January 1st Live Nativity at St. Francis Seraph St. Francis Seraph Nativity exhibit at Christian Moerlein Taproom Map Monday, November 27th through Friday, January 5th “At the Manger” Créche display at the University of Dayton Map Friday, December 1st –Sunday, January 7th Nativity Set

Body + Soul By Erin Schurenberg By December, most organized planners have finished their holiday shopping, but for those yet to start or who might have a gift or two remaining on their Christmas shopping list, we present these resources for holiday gifts with Catholic connections. Most of the abbeys,

My dear friends in Christ: No one likes to wait, especially when we are waiting for something good. However, the better that something is, the more it is worth waiting and preparing for. That is why the Church gives us the season of Advent, a word derived from the Latin

  By Gail Finke It’s the little clay baby in the manger—or maybe the empty manger, waiting until Christmas morning for the figure to appear. It’s the watchful figures of Mary and Joseph (“Mary always has to go on Jesus’s right, and Joseph always has to hold a lantern or

2016 ADVENT CALENDAR Wednesday, December 28, 2016 Annunciation, 3547 Clifton Ave., 45220 Cincinnati Eucharistic Holy Hour at 7 p.m. Benediction at 8 p.m. Map: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 St. Columban, 894 Oakland Rd., 45140 Loveland Nativity Tour 12:30 p.m. Map: