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By Susie Bergman In North Star, OH, nestled on the border of Mercer and Darke Counties, a strong lineage of brotherly vocations continues to emerge. This one-church, one-stoplight town is home to only 229 residents, but many could argue that the Barga (pronounced Bar-gee) family makes up most of them.

Front Row from L to R: Father Anthony Brausch, Father Mark Bredstege, Father Jeff Stegbauer, Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr, Father Andrew Hess, Father Alex Biryomumeisho; Back Row L to R, Father Ambrose Dobrozsi, Father Elias Mwesigye, Father Zach Cecil, Father Jedidiah Tritle, Father Christian Cone-Lombarte, and Bishop Joseph Binzer (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
The Archdiocese of Cincinnati joyfully celebrated the largest class of priests being ordained in 40 years. A full cathedral was on hand as the men were ordained to the priesthood for service to God and the Church. Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr celebrated the Mass. Bishop Joseph R. Binzer concelebrated the

by Susie Bergman Every runner knows that the act of running a race is not without difficulties and challenges. There are things that can trip them up, or even slow them down, along the way. Good runners need proper training, endurance and discipline. The same can also be said for

Front Row: Sr. Luisa Bayate, Sr. Alma Lagberg, Sr. Anna Marie Covely Back Row: Sr. Vickie Griner, Sr. Mary Anthony Nelson, Sr. Dianne Short, Sr. Ann Bartko, Sr. Doris Gerke, Sr. Dianne Short, Sr. Rita Cheong and Sr. Mary Pia Malaboror
The Cincinnati Poor Clares have recently welcomed two of their Memphis Sisters to their community. “This has been a 14-month process with our Memphis Sisters, and we are blessed to have Sr. Alma and Sr. Anthony as part of our Cincinnati community. They are settling in and getting to know

By John Stegeman When 21-year-old math and secondary education major Aaron Wessman would clean the halls of the theology department at St. John’s University, a certain priest would often be in the way. Time after time, young man and the priest met in the hallways, and eventually, the seed of

By Rebecca Sontag The Lord in his teachings says, ‘Beg the harvest master. The harvest is great but the laborers are few.’ The people of this archdiocese have been begging the harvest master for approximately the last 10 years, and the Lord answers our prayers.”– Archbishop Dennis Schnurr For the

All God-given vocations are important. That is why God gives them! Our archdiocesan Prayer for Vocations specifically mentions the vocational call to a chaste single life “and faithful husbands and wives, who are a sign of Christ’s love for His Church.” The Vocations page on our archdiocesan website (catholiccincinnati.org/ministries-offices/vocations/) also

In the many years I’ve been an editor for Catholic publications, the way all the stories and columns in a given issue line up to support one another still never ceases to amaze me. Yes, some of that is planning and assigning particular stories, but often the stories find us

Father Earl Fernandes has been named Pastor of St. Ignatius Loyola in Monfort Heights. He has been a member of the Staff of the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington, D.C. for the past three and a half years. Prior to that, from 2008-2016, he was the Dean of the Athenaeum of

By John Stegeman Becoming a diocesan priest is a calling that must be discerned by both the individual and a diocese If a student is accepted into seminary, he will have five to nine years of formation before priestly ordination. Even before that, however, an intensive process takes place designed