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The Catholic Beat is your source for news about Greater Cincinnati Catholic people, places, and events. Affiliated with Sacred Heart Radio, we serve listeners in the tristate area, strengthening and building the local Catholic culture through new media. Our focus is not “liberal” or “conservative,” it is faithful. We strive to share and celebrate Catholic life with our neighbors, for our mutual benefit and for the greater glory of God. We are many churches, but one Church: Let’s get to know each other!

Gail Deibler Finke reports The Catholic Beat.

Gail Deibler Finke reports The Catholic Beat.

Reporter/Senior Editor Gail D. Finke is a journalist with years of experience in newspapers, magazines, radio blogs, and community online newsletters. An award-winning writer and the author of 13 books, she is fascinated by all things Catholic. She lives in Cincinnati with her husband and two children.

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