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by Bonny Van Across the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, guardians and adorers walk among us. These dedicated Catholics don’t stand out in a crowd. They are retirees, employees, community leaders, business owners, grandparents, parents, sons and daughters—and they have one thing in common: A commitment to spend at least one hour …

Building healthy future generations begins with providing support for younger generations today. That’s according to Nikki Stefanow, Executive Director of Family and Youth Initiatives, based in New Carlisle. Since its inception as a crisis pregnancy hotline some 44 years ago, Family and Youth Initiatives (FYI) has added support for new …

On Oct. 15, Deacon Susano Mascorro of St. Helen Church in Riverside celebrates 50 years as a permanent deacon. His journey of faith began in the Diocese of San Antonio in 1972, when he became one of the first deacons ordained in the U.S. “I grew up in Laredo, Texas, …

Bands Build Community at Catholic Schools by Bonny Van Nothing heralds the change of seasons from summer to fall like the rat-a-tat-tat of snare drums in a high school marching band. “The first football game always feels electric,” said Carl Soucek, band director for 23 years at Carroll High School …

On May 20, 2022, three Sableski family members will appear on stage at Carroll High School (CHS) in Dayton’s graduation—and one is both the principal and an alumnus. Matt Sableski, CHS Class of ’91, will hand out diplomas to and shake hands with his twins, Patrick and Annie. Sableski and …

High on a hill overlooking the city of Cincinnati, many find refuge and the ability to converse with our Lord at the National St. Anthony Shrine and its property. Brother Vince Delorenzo, OFM, its Guardian and groundskeeper, sees firsthand the impact of its surroundings on visitors. “We have 60 acres …

At age 3, Brother Tim Sucher, OFM, of St. Francis Seraph Church in Cincinnati, and his older brother saved their pennies to buy their first nativity scene – one “just like Granny’s” – to add to their family’s Christmas decorations. Now, decades later, that same nativity scene is part of …

Running a high school of 565 students is no small feat, especially when every student is a boy finding his way through his teen years. But that challenge was exactly what Aaron Marshall, principal at La Salle High School in Cincinnati, was looking for when discerning how to merge his …

by Bonny Van When it comes to politics, Catholic leaders are encouraging the faithful to “Civilize It!” The initiative, developed in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati four years ago, is now taking on a national audience, thanks to a plug by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Tony Stieritz, …

by Bonny Van The Missionary Discipleship Institute (MDI) at Marian University in Indianapolis, IN, began in 2017. The one week summer program “equips high school leaders, from rising sophomores to rising seniors, to become missionary disciples in their communities through the Church,” said Patrick Verhiley, Director of MDI. “[MDI] works …