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June 2022

by Emma Cassani and Gail Finke The rose window in the sanctuary of the round, postwar-style St. Ignatius of Loyola Church in Montfort Heights came from Walnut Hills’ former Church of the Assumption. 1 rose window, made in Germany by Franz Meyer and Co. in 1863, displays symbols of the …

Last October, the Church opened the Synod on Synodality, calling for every diocese in the world to undertake local meetings with all the People of God to address the synod’s two main questions: How are we journeying together today in accomplishing the Church’s mission? What steps is the Holy Spirit …

This article is part of an ongoing series on Pope St. John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body” (TOB). Last month, I reflected on how the logic of gift is a golden thread woven throughout Pope St. John Paul II’s thought, especially in Theology of the Body. All of creation, …

“I am love and mercy itself. There is no misery that could be a match for my mercy.” – Jesus to St. Faustina There’s no sport as intense and simultaneously adorable as third grade basketball. With my son, Peter, on the team this season, we had front row seats to …

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 …

This article is the fifth in a series covering each of the six foundational principles of Beacons of Light, the pastoral planning process of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. “My need to give is more important than the parish’s need to receive.” A few years ago, I heard a priest share …

Families We pray for Christian families around the world; may they embody and experience unconditional love and advance in holiness in their daily lives

For many dioceses, a new bishop means a transfer: the bishop moves from one diocese to another. But for others, like the Diocese of Columbus, their new bishop is a priest who must first be ordained to the episcopacy. That is the case for Bishop-elect Earl K. Fernandes, whose episcopal …

“Everyone who knows Father Earl Fernandes has a Father Fernandes story.” Admitting that he is one of hundreds privileged to have associated with Father Fernandes before he was assigned as the Bishop of Columbus, Father Ethan Moore said his connection to Father Fernandes began when he was only a teenager. …

Bishop-elect Earl K. Fernandes, the son of immigrant parents from India, speaks about his childhood with reverence and a healthy dose of good humor. “My father came to the United States in January of 1970. The Vietnam War was on and there was a shortage of physicians in this country …