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by John Stegeman Joe Nagle, principal of Sacred Heart of Jesus School in Fairfield, believes a Catholic education should be a complete education. That’s why he’s a big supporter of the school’s annual capstone project. The project, undertaken by eighth graders in their third trimester of school, is a major

Father Clarence J. Rivers was the first Black priest ordained in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. He is a nationally known figure in Catholic music and liturgy and was an iconic figure for the Black Catholic community throughout the country. Father Rivers died in 2004, but his influence is still perceptible

In its early days, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati was home mission territory. The faith wasn’t widespread, and priests had to travel long distances to serve the people. Now, and for the past 82 years, the archdiocese has hosted the headquarters of Glenmary Home Missioners, a society of priests and brothers

Virtue = Strength (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
The average person spends a third of their life at work. For a believer in Jesus, time at work isn’t supposed to be time out from faith. Rosary Men is a movement, founded by Joe Kruessel, Todd Uterstaedt and Michael Whelan, to bring faith into the workplace. The idea is

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