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by Patricia McGeever Wait-listed last year for her fall college semester, Maria DeRoo asked God what she should do with this newfound time. The answer landed her in a women’s prison as a volunteer with the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s prison ministry. “It’s been a very humbling place to go and …

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon and touched with our hands, concerning the word of life… so that you may have fellowship with us; and our fellowship is with the Father and with his …

ARCHDIOCESAN PRISON MINISTRY There was a time in Kathy Bendall’s life when she questioned not only her faith, but her very worth. She credits Catholic prison ministry with helping to restore both. Raised Catholic, Bendall’s faith was challenged as a child amid family issues of alcoholism and constant arguments. “I …

by Katie Sciba My favorite children’s book is You Are Special by Max Lucado. It’s the story of a creature whose life is defined by what others think of him, which only worsens his low self-esteem. The tragedy of the story lies not in the main character, who eventually learns …

Lyle is Catholic and attends Mass each week. He is pursuing a Bachelor of Specialized Studies degree through Ohio University. Several magazines have published his writing, and he recently co-authored his first book. He is surrounded by several friends who have taught him the value of patience and mercy. The …

YOU ARE INVITED to volunteer for a 14-week, faith-based program that utilizes the principles of Restorative Justice to help incarcerated men and women change their future! The Bridges To Life Program: • Will begin at Warren and Dayton Correctional Institutes in August • Utilizes volunteer facilitators to guide participants through the …

On December 26 Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr, Transitional Deacon Chris Komoroski, and Father Jason Williams traveled to the Lebanon Correctional Facility in Warren County to celebrate Mass and to confer the rites of baptism and confirmation. (Photos by Emma Cassani)    

Composer and pianist Eric Genuis played hope and grace into existence before a crowd of more than 50 inmates at Lebanon Correctional Institution on Oct. 23. The concert, organized by Marty Arlinghaus, director of prison ministry for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, was part of Genuis’ “Concerts for Hope” series. Genuis …