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John Stegeman

Sister Elaine Kohls Medical Missioner Sister Elaine Kohls is a good example. Originally from St. Mary Church in Hyde Park just east of Cincinnati, she has lived most of her last 54 years in Ghana and Ethiopia. From an early age she knew that mission was her calling. During a …

Coach Steve Kuhlman led the Moeller rugby squad for eight years and Coach Sara Kuhlman runs the Mount Notre Dame lacrosse team. Although these sports have little in common, the player experience under these two leaders is comparable: Winning counts, but faith comes first. Sara and Steve, both 30, are …

It’s no wonder Catholic schools offer Mass to their students, for in it is found the Eucharist, the source and summit of the Catholic faith. With Mass as the center of Catholic worship, Church tradition also offers a myriad of devotions and methods of prayer. St. Columban Catholic School in …

Kelley Schiess became Head of School at Summit Country Day School (The Summit) July 1 of this year, the first woman in that position since the school became a co-educational institution in 1972. After a 13-year career at Xavier University, Schiess began working at The Summit in 2002, first as …

by John Stegeman Hundreds of people participated in the 2021 Marian Pilgrimage that traveled from Russells Point, OH, to Downtown Cincinnati in celebration of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s bicentennial. The 300-mile walk over 33 days was more than a public witness of our region’s Catholic faith—the sight of the Blessed …

Bishop-elect Earl K. Fernandes earned his spot leading the Diocese of Columbus by being a competent, intelligent and compassionate priest for 20 years. To the people who knew him right out of seminary, those qualities were already evident. After his 2002 ordination, Father Fernandes was assigned as associate pastor of …

By the time Archbishop Alter and Purcell Marian high schools reached their respective girls basketball state tournament finals on March 12, they were ready to make a statement. In Division II, Alter left no doubt with a 54- 38 victory over Thornville Sheridan, while in Division III, Purcell Marian dispatched …

Perhaps the most subtle advertisement that a neighborhood has a faith community is the church bells ringing. It’s not in your face like a commercial or billboard, but the message is clear: We’re here and you’re welcome to join us. If you’ve heard a church bell ring in greater Cincinnati …

Twenty-three years after saying “I do,” Gloria and Dan Sprague were staring at the end of their marriage. “Communication had totally broken down for us so much that we didn’t think it could be restored. We lived in two separate households for 11 months. I filed for divorce. It wasn’t …

The Catholic faith is a communal religion. It’s right there in the name, Catholic, which means universal. Being Catholic means having a relationship with God, the saints and our fellow believers in the pews. The Prayer Partner program at Guardian Angels Parish and School in Mt. Washington fosters this community, …