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The Archdiocese of Cincinnati celebrated the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion in Cincinnati and Dayton on March 10 with those who will be welcomed into the Catholic faith at Easter. Father Jan Schmidt presided at the celebrations at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains, with Bishop

The phrase “dark night of the soul” is thrown around quite a bit in Catholic circles, but what does it mean exactly? In this video, Fr. Mike Schmitz explains precisely what is happening in our souls when we feel this kind of spiritual darkness, and he encourages us to hang

We are only halfway through Lent, and retail stores are well into offering Easter candy and sales on Easter outfits. This is only natural. We all want to skip death and get to the resurrection. Perhaps that desire is even stronger in difficult times. And we are living in difficult

The devil tries to trick us, but we can see the game he’s playing… and it’s a pretty stupid one! Check out Brother Casey in today’s video:

Lenten Calendar Monday, March 18 Lunch with the Lord Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains. 325 W Eighth St., Cincinnati 45202 (513) 421-5354 After the 11:30am Mass in Synod Hall. Bring a lunch and a friend and have Lunch with the Lord! Drinks will be available for a donation. Regional

Here’s a listing of Ash Wednesday Mass Times after 6:00 p.m. 6:15 p.m. St. John Fisher Newtown 6:30 p.m. Church of the Resurrection Bond Hill Immaculate Conception Botkins (Liturgy of the Word with Distribution of Ashes) Immaculate Conception Celina Our Lord Christ The King Mount Lookout St. Aloysius on the Ohio

There is a certain peace and beauty as we begin our Lenten Journey with Mass during Ash Wednesday. Check out today’s video:

The Light is On for You on Tuesday, March 19, is a special day set aside in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati to receive God’s forgiveness in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The name of this initiative reflects the reality that the Sacrament of Reconciliation, also known as Confession or Penance, is

Mike Wolf marks a parishioner’s forehead with the sign of a cross during Ash Wednesday services at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral in Cincinnati Wednesday, Mar. 1, 2017. (CT PHOTO/E.L. HUBBARD)
As Catholics, we like anonymity. We like to blend into the crowd. We don’t wear yarmulkes like Orthodox Jews, or plain clothes like the Amish. We can generally go unnoticed. Until Ash Wednesday. With that big, ashen cross on our foreheads, everyone knows who we are. It’s a sign that

With Lent upon us, perhaps it is time to do a personal inventory and discern your involvement in parish life. The value of a new parishioner introducing him or herself to the parish and just asking the priest, “How can I help?” is priceless.