Message from the Archbishop


Dear Friends in Christ,

You have likely seen the news that Father Geoff Drew, former pastor of St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish (Monfort Heights), was placed on a leave of absence effective July 23. We have made mistakes in our handling of this matter, and for that I am deeply sorry. This week, I have made changes in both personnel and allegation-handling procedures to ensure that these mistakes never happen again.

The decision to remove Fr. Drew as pastor of St. Ignatius was taken because of reports that he had engaged in a pattern of “grooming” behavior in violation of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s Decree on Child Protection. Although the archdiocesan chancery office has received no allegations or evidence of criminal behavior . . .

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Event Alert: Candlelight procession in Botkins

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Events

A Community Ceremony Commemorating 400 Years of Slavery. . .

August 20, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
First Lutheran Church of Dayton, 138 West First Street
Dayton, OH United States

Please join us for a community ceremony marking 400 years since slavery was established in the United State. The first slaves arrived on August 20, 1619. The event will provide an opportunity for wh...

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L.E.A.D. The Four Marks of Fatherly Greatness

August 24, 2019 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
St. Patrick Church, 409 East Main Street
Troy, OH 45373 United States

The Fathers of St. Joseph are hosting a men’s retreat, LEAD: The Four Marks of Fatherly Greatness. LEAD provides a roadmap to help you become the man, husband, father and leader that God has called ...

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Evening of Prayer and Reflection for Parish Musicians-Aug. 26

August 26, 2019 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
All Saints Parish, 8939 Montgomery Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45236 United States

Evening of Prayer and Reflection for Parish Musicians An opportunity for parish music directors, choir members, cantors, ensemble members and instrumentalists in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati to come ...

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Evening for Prayer and Reflection for Parish Musicians-Aug. 27

August 27, 2019 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Charles Borromeo, 4500 Ackerman Blvd.
Kettering, 45429 United States

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