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John Stegeman

by John Stegeman When in a cemetery, people speak in hushed tones and maintain a certain decorum. It’s almost as if it is hardwired into humans to respect the final resting places of our fellow men and women. While all burial places deserve that level of respect, Catholic cemeteries have

Imagine being a Catholic in need of confession but being told no priests in the area speak your language. Consider the same scenario for weddings and baptisms. Would you feel welcome as a parishioner if your entire sacramental life were administered through interpreters? Such is the life of deaf Catholics

by John Stegeman As a young boy, Anthony DiCello would sit outside school listening to his brother’s choir practice. When he got home, he’d recreate what he heard on a toy piano. That was the genesis of a profound career in liturgical music that spanned 26 years and officially came

by John Stegeman For Katie Puthoff, principal at Holy Family School in the Cincinnati neighborhood of Price Hill, being an educator isn’t just a job. It is as much a ministry as it is the fulfillment of a childhood dream. “Even from when I was little, my parents would tell

by John Stegeman When much of the country shut down beginning in March over pandemic concerns, St. Vincent de Paul Cincinnati (SVDP) ramped things up. The local charity that helps with everything from pharmacy needs to food and rent assistance, saw the need for its services increase as more and

LAFAYETTE, Tenn.— On June 26, three men will profess their Final Oath, becoming members of the Glenmary Home Missioners community for life. The following day all three will be ordained as transitional deacons by Bishop of Nashville, Tenn., J. Mark Spalding. Both the Final Oath Mass and Mass of Ordination

by John Stegeman Imagine finding yourself pregnant and alone during a pandemic. That was the case for “Sarah,” a young woman who visited Pregnancy Center East during the COVID-19 lockdown. “Sarah came in, and she had a previous abortion and was contemplating having another one,” said Laura Curran, executive director

Father Kyle Schnippel (r), Father Jacob Willig (l)
When the Ohio Bishop’s Conference announced the suspension of public Masses to prevent the spread of COVID-19, things changed dramatically for both priests and parishioners. Although it was for a just cause, parishioners found themselves generally unable to receive the Eucharist and priests found their primary touch point with worshipers

by John Stegeman There’s a presumption in some circles that Millennials (generally described as those born between 1980 and 2000) are not engaged in charitable giving, but a look at the data suggests this isn’t true. The reality is that Millennials are supporting non-profits, they just have fewer financial resources

By John Stegeman When Miley Azbill, 17, took the stage Nov. 23 in front of 3,000 young Catholics, she wasn’t nervous. Dressed in a “Serve like Teresa” sweatshirt, sweatpants, a knee brace and carrying a borrowed guitar, the teen wowed the crowd with her original song, “Revealed,” winning NCYC’s Top