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As members of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati prepare to participate in the 33-day Marian Pilgrimage, the archdiocesan Office for Persons with Disabilities, in connection with the Center for the New Evangelization, are ensuring all who want to participate in the pilgrimage may do so. “It is incredibly important for the

I am from the east side of Cincinnati, a little town called Amelia. I grew up in a strong German-Italian, Catholic family and am one of seven kids: five girls and two boys – perilously outnumbered! I have a very tight-knit family. My grandparents live next door, as well as

Rooted in Twin Towers; Dayton’s Mission of Mary Cooperative by Kary Ellen Berger In the Twin Towers neighborhood of east Dayton lies a well-kept secret: the Mission of Mary Cooperative. Founded more than 10 years ago, the organization was created by recent University of Dayton (UD) graduates who wanted to

I grew up in a military family. Both of my parents served in the Air Force, and my dad made a career out of it, so my brother, sister and I moved around quite a bit. When he was assigned to Wright- Patterson Air Force Base, we settled in Springboro

When was the deacon’s role introduced in the Church, and how is it different from that of the priest? The deacon’s role (from the Greek word diakonia, meaning “service”) developed in the early Church. Deacons exercised a ministry of service and shared in Holy Orders, by which certain men are

When a woman is in a crisis pregnancy, there are many reasons why it is very difficult to see adoption as a viable option. Choosing to continue the pregnancy, letting everyone know you are pregnant, going through childbirth and saying goodbye to the baby at the end of that journey

I grew up in the northern part of the archdiocese, rural Mercer County. My home parish is St. Mary in Philothea. I am the oldest of four, with two brothers and a sister. WHEN DID YOU FIRST DISCERN YOUR VOCATION? There were hints growing up that I was thinking about

I’m originally from St. Philomena Parish. However, I didn’t grow up Catholic, and came into the Church at Sacred Heart Church in Camp Washington, while I was in college at Xavier University. Having the opportunity to serve on parish internship at St. Columbkille in Wilmington gave me a home there,

We all show love in different ways. When thinking about how to honor the mother figures in your life this Mother’s Day, consider the five love languages. They can be a helpful starting point to direct you to the perfect gift. What’s your mother’s love language? Unsure? Think about how

Ten years ago, my friend was preparing to move to Baltimore. Before the move, she made a request: “Mom is getting a little forgetful. Could you look in on her and bring her Communion?” I agreed and each Friday I met with a remarkable mother of eight who raised her