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September 2022

What’s the connection between sports and our Catholic faith? It’s the journey of discovery for professional soccer player Erin Yenney. The 29-year-old Troy, OH, native has found plenty of opportunity to live her faith, deepen her relationship with God and evangelize, all while traveling the world as she played the …

Helping local, underprivileged schools bring organized sports to their students, Friars Club is a non-profit, Franciscan ministry in Cincinnati that serves both boys and girls, ages 4-17, through baseball, basketball and volleyball programs. Begun 161 years ago, it has worked with Catholic Inner-city Schools Education (CISE) schools for over 10 …

By and large, men and women love sports. Okay, maybe not everyone and perhaps not all sports, but throughout history, sports have been a beloved part of human life. Why? If you closely examine the fundamental elements of sport, you’ll see it closely aligns with some of the human heart’s …

Discussing the From and the For: Love one another. (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
Evangelization is … a lot. On one hand, it’s the task set before us by our Baptism. Yet, at the same time, we often don’t know how. We might have little or no experience evangelizing others and have never seen it done, so we can’t even imagine what it looks …

Archbishop Dennis Schnurr prepares the Holy Eucharist for the Mass of Thanksgiving for the 150th Anniversary of the Arrival of the Little Sisters of the Poor in Cincinnati at St. Monica-St. George Parish in Cincinnati Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. (CT Photo/E.L. Hubbard)
Growing up as the oldest of three girls, I was the rule-follower in the family. I was especially respectful and obedient to my mom and her directives. From “clear your plates and empty the dishwasher” to “hurry up and get ready for Mass,” I generally lived with a simple trust …

In the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s northern area, the many competitive sports teams foster small-town rivalries that provide good viewing and camaraderie among communities and families (even when cousins play against each other). One such team, the Marion Local Flyers, are noteworthy for both their successful athletic program and how their …

We are primed for the Sept. 11 Bengals Opening Day game. As the defending AFC Champions, we’ll take on the Steelers, and our players will don the white Bengals helmets— which makes this a natural moment to review the perennially confusing question: can we really “pray for a Bengals win?” …

Coach Steve Kuhlman led the Moeller rugby squad for eight years and Coach Sara Kuhlman runs the Mount Notre Dame lacrosse team. Although these sports have little in common, the player experience under these two leaders is comparable: Winning counts, but faith comes first. Sara and Steve, both 30, are …

Last January and February, all of southwestern Ohio, northern Kentucky, and southeastern Indiana were caught up in what might be described as a religious experience: the Bengals’ improbable run to the Super Bowl. We came together across economic, racial and ethnic identifications, committed to a single cause and united in …

“Run so as to win.” St. Paul wrote these words to the Christians at Corinth, a city with a large stadium and anchored in the centuries-old Greek athletic tradition. “Every athlete exercises discipline in every way. They do it to win a perishable crown, but we an imperishable one” (1 …