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Death is a part of life. It may be paradoxical to say but is undeniably true. We cannot escape the reality that we will all face death – both ourselves and those we love. Yet we live much of our lives ignoring this basic fact. We distract ourselves away from

As the great poet Huey Lewis said, “The power of love is a curious thing. It makes one man weep, another man sing; changes a hawk to a little white dove. More than a feeling, it’s the power of love!” Indeed, Huey, love is a powerful thing. Not only can

Caroling. Festive parties. Charming decorations. Cookies. Gift-exchanges. The message is all around us: We should be happy because it’s Christmas. Indeed, to be anything other than effusively joyful means running the risk of being labeled a scrooge. So, no matter what is going on in our lives – or in

By John Stegeman Becoming a diocesan priest is a calling that must be discerned by both the individual and a diocese If a student is accepted into seminary, he will have five to nine years of formation before priestly ordination. Even before that, however, an intensive process takes place designed

Written by Debbie Staresinic Many who are familiar with Theology of the Body (TOB) know that St. John Paul II identified the problem with the modern world as a fundamental lack of understanding of the meaning and purpose of the human person. Said differently, if we don’t know who we

By Gail Finke Hundreds of people traveled from across the country to Cincinnati, many with large families in tow, for the Couple to Couple League’s conference on the 50thanniversary of Pope Paul VI’s encyclical on birth control. Now lauded as prophetic by many conservatives and social scientists, the encyclical titled

By Gail Finke At the Ruah Woods annual breakfast Feb. 28, author Paul Kengor traced the unlikely way that the lives of a former actor who became president and a former actor who became pope continued to intersect, and how together they ended Communism in Eastern Europe. Kengor, a professor

A popular misunderstanding holds that “Theology of the Body” programs in Catholic schools represents little more than sex education with a religious gloss. Father Thomas Wray, director of the archdiocesan Office of Evangelization and Catechesis, is happy to dispel that notion. “Theology of the Body is a view of the

POPE BLESSES CROWD IN ST. LOUIS IN 1999
Students in Lisa Fletcher’s seventh and eighth grade religion classes at St. Margaret of York School in Loveland earn the grades, but their parents get an education, too. The topics range from learning about Jesus as a human being, to what should you do if someone sexts you. The class

By Eileen Connelly, OSU The Catholic Telegraph The dedication of the New Evangelization Center at Ruah Woods in 2014 was a milestone for the organization and it is continuing to expand its ministry geared toward restoring the family and renewing the culture by educating and training others to understand, embrace