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Kary Ellen Berger

Each person has a personal, unique journey with Christ. No matter what our paths looks like, it’s comforting to know God has a purpose for everyone. This belief motivates the founders and supporters of Emerge Recovery & Trade Initiative, who understand and live it out. Emerge provides assistance during an …

October 16 marks St. Gerard’s feast day. The patron saint over many causes, he is especially called on to intercede for children (particularly the unborn), a safe childbirth, expectant mothers, motherhood and those experiencing infertility. Thus, when Bradley and Meghan Barnes founded a ministry to support infertile couples, they named …

That’s a phrase anyone who meets Jim Brooks will likely hear, no matter the weather or conditions. Brooks sees this as an uplifting mindset. “We should all fill in the blank: ‘It’s a great day for’ because it truly is great to be alive, to live for and love others …

The historic St. Xavier High School swimming and diving team received has multiple accolades— including, most recently, placing second place at the state competition in March. Additionally, senior Gavin Hang and head swimming and diving coach, Dave Albert, were named Cincinnati/NKY Winter Sports All-Stars. But it’s more than just the …

This year marks Dayton Right to Life’s golden anniversary for providing services to mothers and families in the archdiocese’s northern region. It formed in May 1972 when area individuals recognized the growing threat to the sanctity of life. “[When I spoke] with our founders and our founders’ children, I was …

Who are role models? Dictionaries say they are people others look up to as positive examples. Most of us can name at least one person we identify as a role model in our life. This is true for McNicholas High School theology teachers, Jeff Hutchinson-Smyth and Mary Beth Sandmann. Alumni …

  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 …

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 …

“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. …