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January 2016

Tom Dao unravels red tape. Dao, a Vietnamese who arrived in the United States and Cincinnati in 1985, has become involved in  social service advocacy for the elderly and others in need in the Vietnamese community. “Some of what I do is help elderly people fill out applications for things

Father Earl Fernandes
Dear Father: : As we begin this Year of Mercy, I began to wonder about confession. How are priests trained to hear confessions? Dear Reader: The training of priests to hear confessions has changed over the centuries. Prior to the Council of Trent (1545-1563), priests were trained largely through an

It was 1911 when 10 German-made stained glass windows were installed in what was then St. Stephen Church in Hamilton. The church building, constructed in 1853 to replace an original 1834 church, today is home to St. Julie Billiart Parish — a 1989 merger of three Hamilton parishes: St. Stephen,

When Pope Benedict XVI said the Catholic Church could not be credible in its evangelization efforts if it was not in cyberspace, he signaled a new approach for Catholic catechesis – the teaching of the catechism. And with a grant from Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr, 145 of the 200 parishes

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati, in union with the Catholic Church around the world, has been celebrating members of religious orders and others in consecrated life during the Year of Consecrated Life called by Pope Francis from Nov. 30, 2014 to Feb. 2, 2016. The theme for the celebration in the

No doubt, the sun shines on every parish in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, and very soon St. Monica/St. George will be making the most of it. The Clifton parish is the first in the archdiocese to convert to solar energy to light the campus from church, to parish center, to

On a recent Wednesday morning, a distraught woman arrived at the office of Birthright of Greater Cincinnati. After a rough start to the day that included a broken down car and missing credit card, the mother of five-month old twin boys found support and advice in the calming presence of

Let’s be honest. It’s easy to be cynical and jaded about the state of the world today. From the front page news it seems that all there is out there is a daily, ongoing, endless stream of violence. Depressingly, rather than be an antidote to it, religion seems to further

Of more than 1,000 stories which appeared in the pages of The Catholic Telegraph and at in 2015, readers have selected “Archdiocese brings Papal Visit to Cincinnati’s central gathering space” as the top story of the year. Below are the top 10 stories of 2015 as chosen by CT

The Catholic Telegraph’s first edition of 2016 features Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr holding aloft the Gospel before opening the Holy Door of Mercy at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains. The issue should begin arriving in mailboxes Dec. 30. The cover story (page 6) will tell readers that more