What Keeps Me Catholic?—Food and Meals
It happens once a month—Welcome Sunday. With three independent-minded kids, when told to get ready for Mass, I am surprised that there are no, well, fewer complaints. Likewise, leaving home they all have smiling, well, no frowning faces. The purpose of the Mass is that afterwards, in the school cafeteria, …
Lay Perspective: Life is the unexpected, but we can prepare to face it
The night before The Lord’s passion, the disciples were seemingly (if you can infer this from the bible) having a nice evening. Though Jesus had warned them of his passion and resurrection, they didn’t quite understand what was about to occur.
Guest Column: A lesson in Catholic identity
By David Scharfenberger For The Catholic Telegraph If you ever wondered about the positive effects of a Catholic education, you can look to the eighth graders at St. Michael School in Sharonville. During this last year, they read and learned first hand about immigrants and immigration and why we as …
Catholic Thoughts: ‘Because I said so’
Do you remember what your parents would say to you when you questioned why you had to do something? Their answer was swift and lethal: “Because I said so.” Somehow, we knew that response ended all arguments and pleas on our part. Our parents made it clear that there would …
Meaningful music can help keep Hispanic Catholics in the pews
By Mary Bertolini For The Catholic Telegraph The Catholic Church’s door swings both ways for Catholic Hispanics in the United States, just as it does for all other cultures. Many come in, but there are also those who leave. Sixty-seven percent of Latino adults identified themselves as Catholic in 2010, …
Education Briefs: Elder High School gets anonymous donation
Staff Report Elder High School principal Tom Otten announced a recent gift of $2.5 million received from the school’s “Guardian Angel” family. Otten explained that the family, who wishes to remain anonymous, earned the nickname “because they seem to be aware of our most pressing needs, yet choose to avoid …
St. Ignatius parishioner ordained Jesuit priest in Milwaukee
By Eileen Connelly, OSU The Catholic Telegraph Growing up in St. Ignatius Loyola Parish in Monfort Heights, Jesuit Father Eric Sundrup had no idea of the significance the faith community’s patron saint would one day play in his life.
Archdiocesan Pastoral Council holds quarterly meeting
By Steve Trosley The Catholic Telegraph The Archdiocesan Pastoral Council learned that only seven to 10 percent of Catholics in any parish are engaged in their faith and the life of their church while the “nones” — people with no affiliation at all — are increasing in number.
Laudate prepares youth for roles in music ministry
By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph DAYTON — Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr has often quoted Pope St. John Paul II who said “‘We do not talk about young people as the church of the future, they are important to us today.” Recognizing this, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati has long-sponsored Laudate.
Music director loves leading people to the Lord
By Eileen Connelly, OSU The Catholic Telegraph “This is what I’m supposed to be doing. This is my vocation.” To be able to utter those words with such joy and certainty is a blessing and it’s how George Stegeman, director of music at Guardian Angels Parish at Mt. Washington, speaks …