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Reflections from a Pastor on 175 Years

Posted by Father James Reutter

October 8, 2017

As we bring our 175th anniversary parish celebration to a close, I wanted to offer a few reflections from my perspective as the 28th pastor of the parish. First, that number alone is astonishing. From the time the parish was founded in the horse and buggy ... Read More »

Pro-Life Answers to Pro-Abortion Arguments

Posted by Father James Reutter

October 1, 2017

On this Respect Life weekend, it is a good time to renew our understanding of how we help people to find the truth about the dignity of human life and the need to protect it. One of the most important arrows in our quiver to fight ... Read More »

The Flight from Christ

Posted by Father James Reutter

September 24, 2017

One of the major obstacles that keeps people from coming to the faith for the first time, or returning to the faith once they’ve drifted away, is the mistaken notion that the Church is only for those who are already devout, prayerful, clean-living and “respectable” folk. ... Read More »

Houston, Floods, Baptism and You

Posted by Father James Reutter

September 17, 2017

Back in 1994, I lived in New Orleans, Louisiana, for a year because I was committing myself to one year of volunteer service down there with a program called the Jesuit Volunteer Corps (think of it as a sort of Catholic version of the Peace Corps.). ... Read More »

Why Do We Own What We Own?

Posted by Father James Reutter

September 10, 2017

This weekend we celebrate Stewardship Sunday in the parish. This gives us a chance to reflect on how we use and spend what God has given to us. It’s an important question, because it is something that Our Lord speaks about often in the Gospels. It ... Read More »

Some Great Advice from Cincinnati's Patron Saint

Posted by Father James Reutter

September 3, 2017

Most people are aware that there are patron saints of various causes. For example, St. Peregrine, a cancer victim, is invoked for those suffering from cancer; St. Sebastian is a patron of athletes, and so on. But there are also patron saints of cities and dioceses. ... Read More »

Peace is Not a Feeling, It is a Person, Jesus Christ

Posted by Jarred Kohn

“By blood, I am Albanian. By citizenship, an Indian. By faith, I am a Catholic nun. As to my calling, I belong to the world. As to my heart, I belong entirely to the Heart of Jesus ” These were words with which soon-to-be Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta ... Read More »

Christ's Ascension into Heaven

Posted by Jarred Kohn

In a little under two weeks the Archdiocese of Cincinnati will celebrate the ordination of seven men to the priesthood. It is a day of great joy for the men being ordained, their families, and the whole archdiocese. We are so joyful because we are thankful that God continues ... Read More »

Saints and Superheros

Posted by Jarred Kohn

In the recent film Captain America: Civil War we are shown once again the amazing world of superheroes. In the film one of the characters, Vision, speaks of the fact more and more ‘enhanced individuals’ as he calls superheroes like; Captain America, Iron Man, and Hawkeye keep showing up ... Read More »

God is a Trinity and Thus God is Love

Posted by Jarred Kohn

I can remember in college when I took my introduction to theology course which was a required course for all students not just the philosophy and theology majors like myself. It was about midway through the semester when our professor began to try and explain the Trinity to a ... Read More »