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July 2022

At the count of three, the curtain slowly began to rise. As it rose, there on the other side was a gift for each of the 50 children standing by the curtain – and not just any gift, but something they’ve always dreamed of: beds to call their own. In partnership with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Morris Furniture provided local kids who don’t have beds with new ones during the third annual “Day to Dream” event on Aug. 29.
Sleep Tight: Society of St. Vincent De Paul Provides Beds to Thousands in the Community by Kary Ellen Barger Getting a good night’s sleep is essential for everyone — whether that is a child preparing for school or an adult facing a day’s responsibilities. No matter what a person’s “tomorrow” …

A commitment to serving parents before, during, and after pregnancy is one of the many ways Catholic Social Services of Miami Valley (CSSMV) makes a difference for families in the northern part of the archdiocese. Laura Roesch, the Chief Executive Officer of CSSMV, said around 1,750 individuals were served through …

On May 2, 2022, Politico, an online magazine, published a leaked draft majority opinion for the U.S. Supreme Court case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which tests Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban. Written by Associate Justice Samuel Alito, the Dobbs opinion holds that Roe v. Wade “was egregiously wrong …

When Generra England learned she was pregnant, she was just about to begin her senior year of high school. “I had a lot of people in my ear saying, ‘You’re not going to succeed. You’re not going [to] do this, you’re not going to [do] that. [You’re] going [to] be …

ADAMS COUNTY St. Vincent de Paul- Adams County 603 E North St, West Union, OH 45693 Phone: (937) 544-0154 Batavia Salvation Army Batavia Corps (Clermont County) 87 N. Market St. Batavia, OH 45103 Phone: (937) 732-6241 Services: Emergency Assistance- food, utility, rental assistance Cincinnati Downtown OLD ST. MARY’S PREGNANCY CENTER …

Building healthy future generations begins with providing support for younger generations today. That’s according to Nikki Stefanow, Executive Director of Family and Youth Initiatives, based in New Carlisle. Since its inception as a crisis pregnancy hotline some 44 years ago, Family and Youth Initiatives (FYI) has added support for new …

  No matter where women are in their pregnancy journey, the staff and volunteers at Pregnancy Center East (PCE) have their doors open and are ready to help. For 40 years, PCE has provided services to women. In 2021, according to the organization’s executive director, Laura Curran, 2,600 services were …

She was 19 years old when she found out she was pregnant. Afraid of disappointing her parents, Sarah (name changed to protect identity) and her boyfriend decided to abort their child. “We were in quick and then the baby was gone,” she said, “and it was something I never talked …

The Eucharist makes the Church. This simple statement of belief is at the heart of what it means to be a Catholic Christian. The Church is the community of the baptized who gather each Sunday to do as Jesus commanded: to participate in His sacrifice on the cross and share …

Are godparents necessary for baptism? If so, what are the requirements for godparents, and what does the Church expect of them? During the COVID-19 pandemic, when person-to-person interactions were limited, many infant baptisms were held in private—some with only the parents, the child and the minister. Though preferred, baptismal sponsors …