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Eileen Connelly

Discerning God’s call for us, be it to the priesthood, a religious community, marriage or single life, is truly a journey of faith. Nick Hinkel, completing his junior year at Elder High School, has embraced that journey with a desire to deepen his own spirituality, as well as provide opportunities …

Recognizing the potential challenge of what it means to love our neighbors amid the divisiveness accompanying the election season, the Catholic Social Action Office for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati has partnered with Glenmary Father Aaron Wessman, GHM, to present a six-part series titled “Our Eucharistic Mission in a Polarized World.” …

by Eileen Connelly, OSU Father Charles Munachiso Onumaegbu, the new chaplain serving the deaf community across the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, is eager to offer them hope, support their faith and provide the sacraments. Father Onumaegbu’s vocation to the priesthood and interest in working with the deaf population originated in his …

Do you desire to deepen your relationship with God and be more attentive to His presence, activity and invitation in your life? Do you feel you could benefit from walking the spiritual journey, admittedly a lonely path at times, with someone who could affirm, clarify and even challenge you along …

by Patricia McGeever Newly ordained Father Jonathan Jergens’ road to the priesthood wound through two war zones during a 13-year military career. As a teen in Miamisburg, he strongly desired to enlist in the Army after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. “Initially, I planned on serving four years and …

BY EILEEN CONNELLY, OSU Combine a mother’s love, faith and commitment to her children’s future with generous donors who support the Catholic Inner-City Schools Education’s (CISE) mission, which helps rewrite urban children’s lives by providing access to a strong Catholic education. The result instilled in Ebony Webb’s five children the …

Delicious food, prepared and served with love, builds community, offers comfort and the opportunity to share our faith, and could, perhaps, be considered a work of art. Their faith and the joy they experience through bringing others together to share a meal has led two women – Giovanna Trimpe and …

Editor’s Note: Father Joseph Beckman passed away on Monday, July 19. Funeral Arrangements are pending. This article appeared in our Bicentennial Edition. World War II veteran. Journalist. Advocate for the poor. World traveler. As he approaches his 100 birthday, Father Joseph Beckman, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s oldest living priest, reflects …

There was a time, admits Maria Taylor, when she would have been afraid to stand at a microphone and sing in front of a crowd. Thanks to her own deep faith, her supportive family and the encouragement of parishioners and staff at St. John Fisher Church in Newtown, Taylor now …

Music speaks to our hearts, builds community, provides an opportunity to thank and praise God and can even evangelize and transform lives in unexpected ways. Such is the case with local folk band Easter Rising. Among its members are Father Adam Puntel (pastor of Our Lord Christ the King, St. …