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In the history of the Catholic Church, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, colloquially called Eucharistic ministers, are a recent development. The Second Vatican Council opened the door for lay people to assist in distribution of communion, and Eucharistic ministers have become commonplace in the decades since. In Catholic high schools, …

During the 12 years I lived and worked with the Pope’s astronomers at the Vatican Observatory, located 15 miles outside of Rome at Castel Gandolfo, I had the privilege of welcoming many visitors. People loved seeing the four beautiful and historic telescopes housed under retractable domes atop the Papal Palace …

By John Stegeman Six of Ohio’s top high school baseball programs will participate in a season-opening showcase March 23 at the Athletes in Action Sports Complex in Xenia. The event features exclusively Catholic high schools, a celebrity speaker and Mass. Mike Hoendorf, the showcase’s director and founder, is a long-time …

1819 Christ Church, the first church in Cincinnati city limits, built on the current site of St. Francis Seraph Church at Vine and Liberty Streets. 1821 The original church moved to Sycamore street on rollers and designated the cathedral of the new Diocese of Cincinnati. It was replaced within five …

By Kary Ellen Berger In sports and similar matchups, there is typically a winner and loser by event’s end. But in the game of life, with God as the center, everyone wins. This is evident with St. Xavier High School’s team chaplain program. The 11 team chaplains are St. Xavier …

JACOB SCHMIESING “I was six years old when I first wrote, ‘I want to be a priest,’ in the same sentence as ‘I want to be a fighter pilot or a dump truck driver,’” said II Theology seminarian Jacob Schmiesing. It wasn’t until years later, after experiencing the liturgy and …

The historic St. Xavier High School swimming and diving team received has multiple accolades— including, most recently, placing second place at the state competition in March. Additionally, senior Gavin Hang and head swimming and diving coach, Dave Albert, were named Cincinnati/NKY Winter Sports All-Stars. But it’s more than just the …

St. Xavier alumnus Harry Fath ’59 and his wife, Linda, have committed a $50 million gift designated towards tuition assistance. This is the largest gift in St. Xavier’s history and is the lead gift for the $200 million St. Xavier High School 200-year anniversary campaign. Mr. Fath recounts his days …

Planting a garden that attracts bees, drinking fair trade coffee and using refillable water bottles are simple ways to live and practice our Catholic faith. In his encyclical, Laudato si, Pope Francis calls all of us to take better care of our “common home,” and Laudato si high schools are …

CINCINNATI, September 30, 2021 – St. Vincent de Paul, the Greater Catholic League (GCL) South Division and Skyline Chili are teaming up to help tackle hunger in Greater Cincinnati through two food drives, happening at rivalry football games over the next two weekends. Non-perishable food items will be collected during …