A Home for Unmarried BusinesswomenOctober 13th, 2016
The third building for the Fontbonne (formerly called Sacred Heart Home), opened in 1962. Operated by the Sisters of St. Joseph, it was a home for unmarried businesswomen in Cincinnati. Located at Broadway and Fifth Street, not only did the Fontbonne provide housing, but it also hosted socials and meetings, such as the Philatelic Society of Cincinnati (coins and stamps), art classes, swim parties, and Mass in the Holy Family Chapel. Because it was operated by the Sisters of St. Joseph who took an interest in the well-being of the residents, the Fontbonne lead to …Read More.
Mission for Deaf MutesSeptember 29th, 2016
The Catholic Telegraph, 22 September 1921 “A one-week mission for adult deaf mutes was opened last Sunday, at St. Louis Church [8th and Walnut, Cincinnati], and is being conducted by Rev. Eugene J. Gehl, of St. John Institute for Deaf Mutes, St. Francis, Wis. Services are to be held daily at 7:45 pm and are well attended. Next Sunday, during the high Mass at 8:30am, those attending the mission will receive Holy Communion in a body.” The Catholic Telegraph, 29 September 1921 “The mission for the adult deaf mutes was concluded at St. Louis Church, …Read More.
National Dear Diary DaySeptember 22nd, 2016
“Dear Diary Day” isn’t exactly a well known holiday, celebrated, or even known without a google search of “odd holidays.” But, celebrated today, September 22, this gives us a chance to highlight two diaries in the Archives, and both belonging to two good friends. The first diary belongs to Bp. John B. Purcell. Born in County Cork, Ireland in 1800 and ordained in 1826 in Paris, Rev. Purcell was a teacher and then later the president of Mount St. Mary Seminary, Emmitsburg, Md. His appointment as the second bishop of Cincinnati brought him out west …Read More.
Our Mother of Sorrows, RoselawnSeptember 14th, 2016
September 15th is the memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows. Simeon predicted that a sword would pierce Mary’s heart (Luke 2:35) and the Church honors her seven sorrows. There have been two churches with this title in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, one in Monroe and the other in Roselawn, pictured above, which closed in 2009. Take from The Catholic Telegraph issue dated 28 September 1967, the caption reads, “Archbishop Karl J. Alter addresses parishioners at the newly renovated Our Mother of Sorrows Church, Cincinnati [Roselawn]. The school cafeteria was converted into a church to accommodate …Read More.
A Church for Our Lady’s BirthSeptember 8th, 2016
September 8 marks the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, her Immaculate Conception having been celebrated nine months prior. Many churches are given various titles to Our Lady, but one alone in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati is dedicated to her birth. This is St. Mary, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Cassella, Mercer County. Missionaries of the Precious Blood have chiefly been the main ministers of St. Mary, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church. In the early years, diocesan priests would sometimes attend the needs of the parishioners, predominately …Read More.
“Archdiocese on Camera”August 25th, 2016
In October-November 1975, five institutions in Cincinnati were interviewed in 90 minutes specials on WCET, Channel 48. The segment on the Archdiocese of Cincinnati was aired on October 28 and included a history of the Archdiocese, a discussion among Archbishop Joseph L. Bernardin, Bishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk, and James Shea, editor of The Catholic Telegraph. Other institutions interviewed for the series were The Cincinnati Post, The University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Milacron, and the Cincinnati Reds. Here on stage is Abp. Bernardin, Mary Jane O’Donnell, Bp. Daniel Pilarczyk, and James Shea. Laboring on the Mission …Read More.
The Catholic Position Radio ShowAugust 18th, 2016
In late 1945 Abp. John T. McNicholas opened a weekly radio program entitled, “The Catholic Position.” This six-week program was structured to have selected priests of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati explain the Catholic position on many questions of the day, especially as the world had just experienced a massive and devastating war. Abp. McNicholas gave the first talk and focused on the idea of a totalitarian government and why it is wrong in principle. With the Cold War about to begin, the Church and the whole United States was very eager to fight against communism. …Read More.