By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph In the year 2000, the United States declared the measles virus eradicated from the country. In 2015, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 140 people from 17 states have been infected with the illness. The primary reason for the
By Walt Schaefer For The Catholic Telegraph Jim and Mary Lu Flynn have been doing their Lourdes’ work. For past ten years the Flynns — now residents of the St. Leonard Community retirement center in Centerville — have spent a week a year as volunteers at the Sanctuary of Our
Dear Father: What does the Church teach about Reiki? Why do people turn to these types of things instead of Jesus or the saints? Dear Reader: Thank you for your question.Some years ago, I was in the Metaphysics section of a bookstore. I was edified thinking that a mainstream bookstore
By Walt Schaefer For The Catholic Telegraph The Catholic culture in Over-the-Rhine will soon see a boost. The Cincinnati Oratory, a group of priests and brothers currently in formation, soon will begin renovation of the Pious House and 12th and Clay streets in Over-the-Rhine. Cincinnati Oratorians oversee nearby Old St.
By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph Most parishes communicate to the faithful via bulletins and post-Mass announcements from the pulpit. St. Mary parish in Hillsboro dreams bigger. In December, the St. Mary Catholic Broadcasting System went live with radio station WLRU on 106.9 FM in Hillsboro. WLRU is a
By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph Deacon J. Thomas Wray, 55, will be ordained to the priesthood at 4:30 p.m. March 7 at St. Margaret of York in Mainville by Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr. Wray’s path to the Catholic priesthood has come through a circuitous route. He was ordained in