Famous Figures

John Kahl Jr: Servant Leadership and the Founding of Duck Tape

John J. “Jack” Kahl Jr. was not only a visionary leader in business, but also a devout Catholic. Jack was born and raised on the West Side of Cleveland and attended St. Edward High School in Lakewood and furthered his education at John Carroll University in University Heights. Jack passed away at the age of… Continue reading John Kahl Jr: Servant Leadership and the Founding of Duck Tape

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Saint Jude Thaddeus: Giving Hope to the Hopeless

While the name, prayers, and intentions of Saint Jude are often discussed in pop culture, not much is known about this remarkable follower of Christ. As one of the twelve Apostles, Saint Jude is believed to be the brother of St. James the Less, who was also an Apostle. In fact, their mother Mary was… Continue reading Saint Jude Thaddeus: Giving Hope to the Hopeless

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Saint Josephine Bakhita: Trusting in God’s Unpredictable Path

Many saints are known for their harrowing and unbelievable stories. For many, converting to Christianity and finding Christ was not a straight and narrow path. Rather, the road to sainthood and Christ is often paved with complexity, ambiguity, and challenges. For Josephine Bakhita, this path was also paved with great personal suffering. While not often… Continue reading Saint Josephine Bakhita: Trusting in God’s Unpredictable Path

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Stella Walsh: A Local Olympian

Olympic athletes have always been celebrities in their own rite. Even in the recent Winter Olympics, it appeared that the whole world was captivated with the select group of individuals chosen to compete and represent their country. Seeing people who are so dedicated to their country and to their sport is enough to inspire anyone… Continue reading Stella Walsh: A Local Olympian

Catholicism, Famous Figures

Fr. Gene Wilson: A Local Leader of Faith

Cleveland is lucky to be home to many influential African American leaders. Spanning across many generations, organizations, and industries, these leaders have helped shaped our region. Reverend Gene Wilson, CPPS. was one of these great leaders. As the first African American to be ordained as a priest in the Diocese of Cleveland, his story is… Continue reading Fr. Gene Wilson: A Local Leader of Faith