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There was a different kind of fireworks on the eve of the Fourth of July in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. A large gathering of the faithful at Old St. Mary’s Church in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, celebrated the parish’s 175th Anniversary. Just as bells pealed in Philadelphia to announce independence for the

Oratory Father Mario Aviles (reading) with some of the concelebrating priests, Deacon Duy Nguyen, and servers. Left to right: Father John-Paul Bevak of Old St. Mary’s; Father Felix Selden, representing Rome; Archbishop Dennis Schnurr; Fathers Adrian Hilton and Lawrnce Juarez of Old St. Mary’s; and homilist Msgr. Frank Lane. (CT Photo/Gail Finke)
On April 25, Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr celebrated the establishment Mass for the Oratory of St. Philip Neri in Cincinnati, based at Old St. Mary’s Church in Over-the-Rhine. Known for splendid liturgies, the Oratory welcomed the archbishop, representatives from Rome, and supporters with new Officially approved by Pope Francis earlier

Pope Francis issued a decree March 19 establishing the Congregation of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri in Cincinnati, a Congregation of Apostolic Life. The first congregation was founded by St. Philip Neri in Rome in the 16th Century. In addition to St. Philip Neri, the Oratory also counts Blessed

The dedication of Pious House April 18 marked the end of a journey for the Oratory of Philip Neri Community in Formation here, according to Father  Jon-Paul Bevak. “Finishing the house was the last expectation,“ he explained, placed on the community in formation by Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr. In addition

By Walt Schaefer For The Catholic Telegraph Cincinnati Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr has granted his permission and supports efforts to name Old St. Mary’s Church, Over-the-Rhine, a minor basilica. Old St. Mary’s, the oldest standing Catholic church in continuous operation in Cincinnati will be celebrating its 175th anniversary on July

Staff Report “Hear in silence, and for thy reverence good grace shall come to thee.” — Sirach 32:9. On an overcast Wednesday afternoon, a muggy haze surrounded much of Over-the-Rhine, a diverse neighborhood in downtown Cincinnati. A block north, two police cars and a coroner’s unit dealt with their work

By Steve Trosley The Catholic Telegraph His desk is a Formica-topped table. His office décor is part store room, part closet. Two mourning doves keep watch on him from outside on the windowsill nearby. But when you ask Jonathan Love, headmaster of St. Peter Claver Latin School for Boys what