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In its early days, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati was home mission territory. The faith wasn’t widespread, and priests had to travel long distances to serve the people. Now, and for the past 82 years, the archdiocese has hosted the headquarters of Glenmary Home Missioners, a society of priests and brothers

CINCINNATI, Ohio – Glenmary Father John Sebastian Rausch died Sunday, Feb. 9 at age 75. A missioner for 53 years, Father John was a staunch advocate for the people and environment of Appalachia and of Catholic social teaching. Father John is survived by sisters Marian J. McGinity and Melanie V.