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January 2023

JACOB SCHMIESING “I was six years old when I first wrote, ‘I want to be a priest,’ in the same sentence as ‘I want to be a fighter pilot or a dump truck driver,’” said II Theology seminarian Jacob Schmiesing. It wasn’t until years later, after experiencing the liturgy and …

by Kary Ellen Berger When studying to become a doctor, medical students might make an oath to practice medicine with integrity, honesty and compassion to best meet the patients’ needs. With this in mind, mastering both the academics and compassion for others made Kristin (Reeve) Renner the doctor she is …

by Dominick Albano It’s hard to imagine a heartbreak worse than losing a child. When a young Catholic speaker gave a Lenten parish mission, he shared with the audience his dreams for his children. “I pray that they will be happy, healthy and, most importantly, holy.” After the talk, a …

1) University Eucharistic Procession The Newman Center at Miami University in Oxford, OH, hosted a Eucharistic procession to the center of Miami’s Campus on Nov. 6. Part of the closing ceremony for the 40 hours devotion that weekend, it included students and a faculty member 2) Scientific Journal Publishes Manuscript …

As Catholics, we believe God has a plan for every person. We are reminded in the archdiocesan vocation prayer: “Almighty Father, you have created us for some definite purpose…” Where did I first discover my purpose—my vocation? Definitely, in Catholic school! My Catholic high school principal in Maryland took me …

by Matt Hess The Church in the U.S. is experiencing a national Eucharistic revival—a time to reflect more deeply on who we encounter and receive at Mass. While it’s a national movement, it starts in our local parishes, through prayer and education. The visit of a relic of Blessed Carlo …

by Katie Sciba On the morning of June 24, 2022, the long prayed-for overturn of Roe v. Wade came to pass, dissolving federal protection for abortion and moving its regulation to the states. It’s a giant step in the right direction, although abortion remains prevalent across the U.S., including in …

High school is a formative part of the American adolescent experience. Whether that experience is pleasant depends a great deal on the school’s culture. When toxic, people can’t wait to leave. When wonderful, they sometimes come back. In the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, many Catholic high schools are swarming with alumni …

Archbishop Alter High School’s marching band, the Marching Knights, won the title of Bands of America Grand National Class A Champions on Nov. 12, at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN. Their winning performance was titled “Overjoyed,” based on Stevie Wonder’s music. “We treated the performance like a concert,” …