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Czerny.jpeg CARDINAL CZERNY: DISPLACED PERSONS CAN BE A POSITIVE FORCE OF CHANGE

09/23/2020
World Day of Migrants and Refugees is Sunday, Sept. 27
DOE Thank You.jpg IN 'GOD'S COUNTRY,' TWO MILES FROM POTATO CREEK

09/21/2020
Sisters Phyllis Schleicher, OSB, and Mary William Hoffman, OSB, retire from Catholic Rural Ministry
COVID-PARIS-1005464.JPG EUROPE RACING TO LIMIT SECOND WAVE OF CORONAVIRUS INFECTIONS

09/21/2020
Virus numbers are rising in multiple countries in Europe
Statement on racism.png ERIE'S CATHOLIC SISTERS EXPRESS SUPPORT FOR RESOLUTION ON RACISM

09/21/2020
Erie County resolution endorsed
GINSBURG-SCOTUS-1005482.JPG RUTH BADER GINSBERG IS REMEMBERED AS 'JURIST OF HISTORIC STATUE'

09/21/2020
Supreme Court justice's life and death have great impact
1.png CATHOLIC EDUCATION COLLECTION TO BE HELD THIS WEEKEND

09/14/2020
Collection benefits lifelong faith formation
Barb Ertl.2jpg.jpg MANAGING EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL WELLBEING AS THE SCHOOL YEAR BEGINS

09/14/2020
Help for families of school students offered through webinar scheduled for Spet. 21
20200914T0900-REFUGEE-STUDENTS-LEARNING-ONLINE-1005149.JPG CATHOLIC CHARITIES IN THE U.S. RESPONDS TO EVOLVING NEEDS

09/14/2020
Diocese of Nashville, Tennessee goes beyond welcoming
UK-COVID-CHURCH-SURVEY-1004788.JPG NEW U.K. SURVEY: 96 PERCENT OF CATHOLICS WILL RETURN TO CHURCH AFTER PANDEMIC

09/14/2020
Survey response prompts optimism
mission girl.JPG PARISHIONERS IN THE DIOCESE ENCOURAGED TO SUPPORT THE MISSIONARY COOPERATIVE PLAN

09/04/2020
Mission needs continue in pandemic
grief.jpg DEALING WITH GRIEF IN A TIME OF CORONAVIRUS

09/04/2020
Grief in isolation adds to pain
COVID-COLOMBIA-DEACON-FUNERALS-1004431.JPG 'TRAUMATIC WAY TO SAY GOODBYE:' ROADSIDE FUNERAL IN COLOMBIA

09/04/2020
Deacon offers consolation to mourners
LEGO-SHRINE-REPLICA-1004492-1.JPG PANDEMIC HOBBY: WASHINGTON MAN DESIGNS LEGO BASILICA REPLICA

09/04/2020
Lego-mania with a devotional twist
IMG_6493 adjusted.jpg BIG G, LITTLE o, IT'S TIME FOR SPORTS TO GO, GO, GO!

09/03/2020
Safety a top priority as Catholic school students take to the field
John and Rose Mary Winiarczyk.BLeseed Sacrament erie 68years.jpg MILESTONE ANNIVERSARIES CELEBRATED

09/01/2020
Pandemic restrictions alter annual celebration
CREATION-MIGRATION-CZERNY-1004241.JPG CARE OF THE EARTH, CONCERN FOR MIGRANTS ARE CONNECTED, CARDINAL SAYS

09/01/2020
Season of Creation celebrated through September
LAKE-CHARLES-HURRICANE-1004396.JPG HURRICANE DESTROYS LOUISIANA CHURCHES, CLOSES SCHOOLS, DISPLACES PRIESTS

09/01/2020
Restoration begins after devasting storm
20200826T1100-CHRISTOPHER-AWARDS-1004186.JPG 'JUST MERCY,' BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD' AMONG CHRISTOPHER WINNERS

09/01/2020
Award winners' messages lauded
dialogue masks.jpg LOVE MY NEIGHBOR: CIVILITY IN DIALOGUE

08/25/2020
Diocese of Erie offers online discussion Sept. 3
IOWA-DERECHO-DUBUQUE-1003955.JPG MULTIPLE COUNTIES IN DUBUQUE ARCHDIOCESE AFFECTED BY POWERFUL DERECHO

08/25/2020
Residents frustrated by lack of national response
-POPE-MESSAGE-POOR-794958.JPG POPE AT AUDIENCE: HEALING THE WORLD IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD SOMETHING BETTER

08/25/2020
Pope calls attention to the plight of the poor
Gannon first year strudents volunteer during welcome week.jpg INSPIRED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT

08/17/2020
Prayer and service vital to re-opening at Catholic universities
IMG-9227.JPG SERVICE WITHOUT BORDERS

08/17/2020
International students perform service in their home country
KNIGHTS-WYOMING-FAMILY-1003554-1.JPG KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FAMILY OF THE YEAR

08/17/2020
Family is honored for servce
mauritius.jpg MAURITIUS OIL SPILL: CATHOLIC CARDINAL SAYS LOCAL VILLAGES ARE SUFFERING

08/17/2020
Residents assist in cleanup
faith formation - we are here!.jpg LISTENING AND RESPONDING: FAITH FORMATION IN TIME OF PANDEMIC

08/11/2020
Diocesan office announces new initiatives
IMG_5781.JPG THREE EVENTS, ONE HEART: UNITED CLERGY OF ERIE MEMBERS ADDRESS RACISM

08/11/2020
Prayer event, service project announced at mayor's news conference
LA procession monstrance.JPG PROCESSION ON BAYOU TECHE TO CELEBRATE ASSUMPTION, PRAY FOR END TO PANDEMIC

08/10/2020
Procession marks the 255th anniversary of the arrival of French-Canadian immigrants to Diocese of Lafayette, Louisianna
pope for international story.JPG POPE NAMES SIX WOMEN TO PREVIOUSLY ALL-MALE COUNCIL FOR ECONOMY

08/10/2020
Pope makes unprecendented appointments
DSC_0572.JPG BISHOP PERSICO INVITES CATHOLICS TO PRAYER AND TO SERVICE

08/05/2020
Joins United Clergy of Erie efforts to address racism
Gallagher.PNG SUPERINTENDENT OF CATHOLIC SCHOOLS REFLECTS ON SCHOOL RE-OPENING

08/04/2020
Education during pandemic presents unique challenges
mcgrath.jpg RELIGIOUS BROTHER USES GIFTS AS LITURGICAL ARTIST TO HEAL WOUNDS OF RACISM

08/04/2020
Art as a vehicle for healing
catholic foundation logo.png CATHOLIC FOUNDATION AWARDS $61,650 IN SPRING 2020 GRANT CYCLE

08/04/2020
Parishes and schools benefit from grants
IMG_2903.JPG SNOWFALL IN AUGUST IN ROME

08/04/2020
Dedication of St. Mary Major annual celebration
atomic bomb.jpg BISHOPS FROM JAPAN, U.S. CALL CATHOLICS TO WORK FOR NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT

08/04/2020
This week marks 75th aniversary of bombing of Japan
frenchtown volunteers 2 wagner.jpg CREATIVITY IN FLEXIBILITY

07/28/2020
Three parish communities find new ways to carry on traditions
Art House mural.jpg SHOES 'DO THE TALKING' ON 10TH STREET

07/28/2020
Students stage 'shoe strike' for climate awareness
20200723T1440-886-CNS-PROTESTS-PORTLAND.jpg PORTLAND ARCHBISHOP URGES END TO VIOLENCE, RETURN TO CAMPAIGN FOR JUSTICE

07/28/2020
Archbishop addresses protest concerns in his
resized.png NOT ALL IN THE SAME BOAT: SOME COMMUNTIES 'SINK MORE EASILY,' ARCHBISHOP SAYS

07/28/2020
Document addresses global inequalities
samuel group banner 600 maialchimp.jpg DISCERNMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG ADULTS

07/20/2020
Samuel Group begins September 20
ssj5.jpg URBAN FARMING IMPACTS COMMUNITY

07/20/2020
Farmers market in "Historic Little Italy" provides fresh produce
national mail chimp.jpg A YOUNG CATHOLIC DAD FINDS HOPE AMID DESPAIR, DESTRUCTION LEFT BY RIOTS

07/20/2020
Desire to serve leads to food program
International Mailchimp.jpg VATICAN OFFICIAL CALLS FOR ACTION AFTER U.N. REPORTS RISING HUNGER RATE

07/20/2020
Vatican responds to widespread food insecurity
IMG_6024.JPG CLERGY FROM SEVERAL DENOMINATIONS CONSIDER HOW TO ADDRESS RACISM TOGETHER

07/20/2020
Bishop Dwane Brock and Bishop Lawrence Persico host meeting at St. Mark Center
th-century-spire-paris-notre-dame-cathedral-eugene-viollet-le-duc-made-oak-covered-lead-destroyed-paris-146086988.jpg NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL SPIRE TO BE BUILT AS REPLICA OF PRE-FIRE DESIGN

07/14/2020
Reconstruction hoped to be complete by 2024
20200710T1345-459-CNS-DC-FOOD-PANDEMIC.jpg ARCHBISHOP COAKLEY: LOANS KEEP 'ESSENTIAL MINISTRIES' GOING DURING NATIONAL EMERGENCY

07/14/2020
Loans keep employees on payroll in Catholic ministries
2020-NFP-Week-Freedom-Begins-Sunday-couple.jpg NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING AWARENESS WEEK BEGINS SUNDAY, JULY 19

07/14/2020
Annual observance coincides with anniversary of
sister nancy fischer.JPG DESPITE PANDEMIC, SEEK NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH

07/14/2020
Diocesan director of women religious shares insights.
Stephanie Schmidt OSB.jpg BENEDICTINE SISTERS OF ERIE ELECT SISTER STEPHANIE SCHMIDT AS PRIORESS

07/14/2020
New prioress succeeds Sister Anne Wambach, OSB
edited.png DIOCESAN STAFFERS COLLECT A DOZEN 2020 CATHOLIC PRESS ASSOCIATION AWARDS

07/07/2020
Father Scott Detish takes first place in book category
dad.jpg FATHER'S DAY: WHEN A DAD BECOMES A PRIEST LIKE HIS SON

07/06/2020
Newly ordained priest reflects on his vocation
ratzinger.jpeg MSGR. GEORG RATZINGER, RETIRED POPE'S BROTHER, DIES at 96

07/06/2020
Pope emeritus' brother was noted musician
Thumbnail option.jpg DIOCESE, BISHOP TO BE FEATURED IN NATIONAL SERIES

07/05/2020
DeSales Media travels to Erie
200516_KennedyCathNewsRelease_R-5 (003).jpg MSGR. SALVATORE MITCHELL LEAVES $1.27 MILLION BEQUEST FOR SCHOLARSHIPS TO KENNEDY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL

06/30/2020
The Catholic Foundation accepts historical gift.
rockies.jpg NEW MARIAN SHRINE SET TO WELCOME ROCKY MOUNTAIN VISITORS

06/30/2020
Magnificent setting inspires worshippers
Shanghai.jpg FINDING GOD IN SHANGHAI: A CHINESE CONVERT'S PATH TO FAITH

06/30/2020
Inspiration from priest and scripture leads to faith despite restrictions on worship in China
DACA - mail chimp.jpg ARMED WITH PRAYER AND SIGNS, YOUNG IMMIGRANTS HAIL HIGH COURT'S DECISION

06/23/2020
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) protections remain in place.
pope 6.21 angelus.jpg PANDEMIC HIGHLIGHTS NEED TO PROTECT REFUGEES, CREATION, POPE SAYS

06/23/2020
Pope Francis leads Angelus on World Refugee Day
confirmation 2.jpg PASTORS BEGIN OFFERING CONFIRMATION AS PUBLIC WORSHIP RETURNS

06/23/2020
St. Anthony of Padua, Cambridge Springs, celebrates confirmation
swiss guards2.jpg SWISS GUARDS RECEIVE FORMATION IN SECURITY, FAITH, CHAPLAIN SAYS

06/16/2020
Colorful costumes not the only tradition for these guards
priests.jpg CATHOLICS URGED TO REMEMBER PRIESTS AS 'SPIRITUAL FATHERS' ON FATHER'S DAY

06/16/2020
Priests on front line during pandemic
gannon- mercyhurst mail chimp.png LOCAL UNIVERSITIES ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR FALL

06/16/2020
Multiple adjustments made to promote safety
anthony of padua.jpg ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA STILL INSPIRATIONAL MODEL FOR TODAY, POPE SAYS

06/12/2020
Saint's feast day is celebrated June 13.
ISS_23444_00228.jpg 2020 GRADUATES HONORED IN NOVEL WAYS

06/09/2020
Creativity and enthusiasm facilitate memorable graduation events.
seitz.jpg STATEMENT FROM EL PASO BISHOP MARK J. SEITZ ON FLOYD KILLING

06/09/2020
Texas bishop provides Christian perspective on response to tragedy
IMG_5786.jpeg BISHOP PERSICO, COLLEAGUES, PARTICIPATE IN SILENT MARCH

06/09/2020
Downtown Erie event calls for change
ordination 3pg.jpg AN ORDINATION NOT SOON FORGOTTEN

06/02/2020
Father Kevin Holland and Joseph Petrone ordained to priesthood
bishops statement2.jpg U. S. BISHOP CHAIRMEN ISSUE STATEMENT IN WAKE OF DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD AND NATIONAL PROTESTS

06/02/2020
Bishops issue challenge for unity in addressing racism
church reopen.jpg CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE GUEST COMMENTARY: IT'S TIME FOR THE CHURCH TO LEAD BY EXAMPLE

06/02/2020
Catholic Christians are encouraged to move forward with love in challenging time
purell lucas.jpg FAITH, SUPERSTITION AND MAGICAL THINKING

06/02/2020
Meadville pastor adds perspective to response to coronavirus
Kaza, Msgr. Charles.JPG MSGR. CHARLES KAZA REINSTATED TO ACTIVE MINISTRY AT ST. TOBIAS PARISH, BROCKWAY

06/01/2020
Effective May 28, 2020
thumbnail.jpg BISHOP LAWRENCE PERSICO PENTECOST STATEMENT ON RACISM

05/31/2020
'We have much work to do...'
JPII for mail chimp.jpg ST. JOHN PAUL II REVISITED: CENTENARY SPURS REVIVAL OF POPE'S TEACHINGS

05/26/2020
Pope remembered for actively and concretely living the Gospel
dove for Pentecost.jpg REFLECTIONS ON THE SPIRIT OF PENTECOST

05/26/2020
Pandemic prompts broadened perspective on Pentecost
Town Hall screen shot.PNG BISHOP PERSICO ANNOUNCES RETURN TO THE PUBLIC CELEBRATION OF MASS

05/25/2020
Dispensation from obligation to attend Mass remains in effect
Mercyhurst university.jpg MERCYHURST OPENS RESIDENCE HALLS TO WASH NEARLY 5,000 FACE MASKS

05/19/2020
University responds to health department need
Pandemic response.jpg APART BUT TOGETHER: CHURCH SHOWS CREATIVITY MINISTERING DURING PANDEMIC

05/19/2020
Church continues to rely on faith and science in time of pandemic
laudato si for mail chimp.jpg VATICAN ANNOUNCES LAUDATO SI' ANNIVERSARY YEAR

05/19/2020
Yearlong series of events planned in response to encyclical
Bishop in cathedral.jpg BISHOP PERSICO TO HOST VIRTUAL TOWN HALL

05/18/2020
Questions may be submitted in advance of the May 21 event
Offetory offerings on line.png CATHOLIC FOUNDATION MAKES IT EASY TO SUPPORT YOUR PARISH ONLINE

05/12/2020
Tools activated while under stay-at-home restrictions
Day of Prayer for Humanity.jpg DAY OF PRAYER FOR HUMANITY MAY 14

05/12/2020
Pontificate for Interreligious Dialogue calls for ecumenical day of prayer
navajo mass in chinle.jpg UTAH PARISH MAKES 500 MASKS FOR NAVAJO NATION TO HELP COMBAT CORONAVIRUS

05/12/2020
Catholic faithful respond to need on Navajo reservation
Bishop at Consecration.png DIOCESE OF ERIE ANNOUNCES PLAN FOR GRADUAL RETURN TO WORSHIP

05/11/2020
Adoration and confession permitted; additional options being explored
consecration mail chimp.jpg BISHOPS AROUND THE COUNTRY CONSECRATE U.S. TO MARY AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC

05/05/2020
Local and national services renew entrustment to Mary, Mother of the Church
Fr. Mike.jpg resized.jpg VOCATIONS SUNDAY: THE COURAGE TO SAY YES TO GOD'S CALL

05/05/2020
World Day of Prayer for Vocations encourages “yes” to God’s call.
mary for mothers day.jpg smaller.jpg MOTHERS' DAY REFLECTION

05/05/2020
May 10 is day to honor earthly and heavenly mothers
Mary solberg.jpg FAITH AT 20: THE COMPANY THAT LAUNCHED TWO MILLION MAGAZINES

05/05/2020
Diocese of Erie enjoys fruitful 16-year partnership
Mary consecration compressed.jpg NATION AND DIOCESE TO RENEW CONSECRATION TO MARY MAY 1

04/28/2020
Bishop Persico to livestream renewal of consecration of the diocese as well
Thumbnail Bishop Reflects.jpg 'WE ARE IN THIS WITH YOU.'

04/28/2020
Bishop offers video messages to those who have had to adjust or postpone the reception of sacraments
religious education.jpg RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CONTINUES IN DIFFERENT FORMAT DURING PANDEMIC

04/28/2020
Without in-person programming, religious education leaders address student and family needs
pope for 4.29.jpg JESUS GIVES STRENGTH TO FACE THE UNEXPECTED, POPE SAYS

04/28/2020
In livestreamed Masses, Pope Francis speaks of hope and trust
Jessie Hubert.png FAITH FORMATION TEAM CREATES VIRTUAL FAITH-SHARING SPACE

04/28/2020
Partners with Office of Social Justice and Life for new initiative
mouse.jpg EVEN CHURCH MICE HOPING DAY COMES SOON FOR FAITHFUL TO RETURN TO MASS

04/20/2020
A light hearted perspective on a serious subject
pope at Mass at Casa Santa Maria.jpeg POPE'S 'VIRTUAL' CONGREGATIONS SHOW TRUE UNITY IN PRAYER, JESUIT SAYS

04/20/2020
Pope Francis strives to maintain connections with the faithful
Facebook.jpg PERSPECTIVES ON LIVESTREAMING THE MASS

04/20/2020
Priests, parish communities remain close through technology
dreamstime_s_86880135.jpg POPE PENS EDITORIAL JOY IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS

04/17/2020
Pope calls on Christians to be joyful witnesses to the resurrection
easter pope for mail chimp.jpg POPE CALLS FOR A 'CONTAGION' OF EASTER HOPE, PEACE, CARE FOR POOR

04/14/2020
Pope prays that Christ will dipel the darkness of the suffering of the world
gomez for mail chimp.jpg JESUS RISES 'TO TELL US HIS LOVE IS STRONGER THAN DEATH.' SAYS ARCHBISHOP

04/14/2020
Archbishop delivers Easter message of hope
OLP.jpg BISHOP CALLS FOR BELLS TO RING; RELEASES PRAYER IN TIME OF PANDEMIC

04/07/2020
New initiative asks all Catholics to offer new prayer daily at noon
sacred heart st peter.jpg ARCHBISHOP JOSE GOMEZ TO LEAD LITANY OF SACRED HEART ON GOOD FRIDAY

04/06/2020
USCCB will share Litany on Facebook
pope palm sunday 1.jpg POPE ON PALM SUNDAY: LIFE, MEASURED BY LOVE, IS MEANT TO SERVE OTHERS

04/06/2020
Palm Sunday Mass at the Vatican impacted by pandemic
holyweekbanner.jpg #HOLY WEEK AT HOME INITIATIVE ANNOUNCED

04/03/2020
Includes publication of special, digital-only edition of Faith magazine
IMG_1984.JPG DIOCESE LAUNCHES ONLINE GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

03/31/2020
Seeking support for those in need, parishes and more
nurse sitting - canva.png CATHOLIC NURSES OFTEN ONLY SPIRITUAL CONNECTION TO HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS

03/30/2020
Spiritual presence fills a void for patients
pope at crucifix - mail chimp international.jpg POPE'S SPECIAL 'URBI ET ORBI' BLESSING: 'GOD TURNS EVERYTHING TO OUR GOOD'

03/30/2020
Extraordinary blessing given to the world in time of pandemic
Soviskys.jpg REFLECTIONS ON THE (VIRTUAL) REALITY OF OUR TIME

03/30/2020
Connections are made in time of distancing
Mary with stained glass window.jpg BISHOP PERSICO CALLS FOR DAY OF PRAYER, INCLUDES ECUMENICAL ELEMENT

03/24/2020
Includes livestream of the Lord's Prayer, rosary at noon
Mass--shutterstock_614561168.jpg WHY HAVE MASS WITH NO ONE THERE?

03/23/2020
Private Masses have spiritual benefits for all
home school mail chimp.jpg PARENTS SHARE IDEAS ON HOW TO MAKE SUDDEN ONSET OF HOME SCHOOLING WORK

03/23/2020
Home schooling can be a gift of time
pope special blessing.jpg POPE ANNOUNCES EXTRAORDINARY ‘URBI ET ORBI’ BLESSING MARCH 27

03/23/2020
A special blessing for the world
Bishop in cathedral.jpg WE DO NOT FACE THIS PANDEMIC ALONE

03/22/2020
Bishop Persico offers words of comfort, hope in the face of the pandemic
Mass livestreamed.jpg WE MUST 'POUR OUT OUR HEARTS IN PRAYER' AMID PANDEMIC, ARCHBISHOP SAYS

03/17/2020
Worship has changed, prayer is constant
pope mail chimp.jpg POPE MAKES MINI-PILGRIMAGE OUTSIDE VATICAN TO PRAY FOR END OF PANDEMIC

03/17/2020
Pope Francis witnesses to solidarity in prayer
170804-ERCD_Bishop_P-compressed.jpg BISHOP PERSICO SUSPENDS ALL PUBLIC MASSES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

03/17/2020
Letter to the Faithful offers insights, encouragement
Burkina faso mail chimp.jpg HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS FORCED TO FLEE AS ATTACKS CONTNUE IN BURKINA FASO

03/08/2020
Christians in West Africa continue to be targeted
Patrick mail chimp.jpg I AM PATRICK

03/08/2020
Docudrama to run at Tinseltown in Erie March 17 and 18.
global for mail chimp.jpg STUDENTS ASSIST WITH GLOBAL POVERTY PROJECT

03/08/2020
Erie County Catholic school students pack meals for West Africa
mps for mail chimp.PNG LUNCHTIME ENCOUNTER LEADS TO MERCY

03/08/2020
Mercyhurst Prep students feed the hungry
CSW_logo_horizontal_4c.png CATHOLIC SISTERS WEEK 2020: AN OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE THANKS

03/03/2020
2020 theme: Communities of Spirit, Hearts for Ministry
friars.jpg DOMINICAN BROTHERS USE ULTRAMODERN MEANS TO TEACH ORDER'S ANCIENT MUSIC

03/02/2020
Swiss Dominicans use YouTube to share 800-year-old music.
day for mailchimp.jpg 'REVOLUTION OF THE HEART: THE DOROTHY DAY STORY,' MARCH 6, PBS

03/02/2020
Founder of the Catholic Worker movement featured in documentary.
persico.jpg PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE: A VISION FOR 2020 AND BEYOND

02/24/2020
Bishop Persico considers second half of his tenure
almsgiving family.jpg ALMSGIVING: AN OVERSHADOWED LENTEN PILLAR HAS SOMETHING TO SAY

02/24/2020
World community benefits from Lenten giving.
leap date.jpg LEAP YEAR'S EXTRA DAY HAS A CATHOLIC ORIGIN

02/24/2020
Learn something new about leap day.
abuse summit.jpg ONE YEAR AFTER ABUSE SUMMIT, CHURCH REVIEWS PROGRESS, ADDITIONAL NEEDS

02/24/2020
Decisions made at summit result in change.
syria snow.jpg 'WE ARE IN HUMAN MISERY,' FRANCISCAN IN NORTHERN SYRIA TELLS POPE

02/24/2020
Syrian families face devastation of war.
sarah2.jpg MERCYHURST PREP ALUMNA SHARES HER EXPERIENCE OF MEETING POPE FRANCIS

02/17/2020
"Thank you for your joy," was Sarah Signorino's greeting to the pope as she shook his hand.
amazon mail chimp.jpg QUERIDA AMAZONIA: THE POPE'S EXHORTATION FOR A CHURCH WITH AN AMAZON FACE

02/17/2020
Pope Francis shares his dreams for the Amazon region and its people.
camino couple.jpg COUPLE STRENGTHEN FAITH ON CAMINO; TREK LEADS UP TO WEDDING

02/17/2020
Couple's marriage began with a journey.
Samantha-Fuentes-720x445.jpg MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS SCHOOL SHOOTING SURVIVOR TO APPEAR IN ERIE THIS SPRING

02/11/2020
Appearance is part of Gannon's Spring Season of Arts and Culture
20200210T1409-33911-CNS-GEORGETOWN-DIVEST-FOSSIL-FUELS (3).jpg GEORGETOWN TO DIVEST FROM FOSSIL FUELS

02/11/2020
Decision is in response to student-led campaign
20200210T1042-33908-CNS-MIDEAST-PATRIARCHS-POPE (1).jpg MIDEAST PATRIARCHS CONCERNED ABOUT CHRISTIAN SURVIVAL

02/11/2020
Issue raised in private meeting with Holy Father
ManPraying.jpg REGISTRATION OPEN FOR REASON FOR OUR HOPE'S 2020 SPRING CONFERENCES FOR MEN, WOMEN

02/03/2020
Events offer opportunitities to grow in faith
20200130T1309-33685-CNS-MUNSCH-CATHOLIC-PITTSBURGH.jpg COLLEGE SENIOR'S CHILDREN'S BOOK EXPLORES CATHOLIC ASPECTS OF PITTSBURGH

02/01/2020
Girl Scout project helps children at Mass.
peace west bank.jpg HOLY LAND CATHOLIC LEADERS: AMERICAN PEACE PLAN NEEDED PALESTINIAN INPUT

02/01/2020
Catholic leaders encourage more dialogue.
pope iraq.jpg POPE, IRAQI LEADER DISCUSS PROTECTING CHRISTIANS, NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY

01/27/2020
Meeting highlights need for international cooperation in areas of conflict
perez for mail chimp.jpg ARCHBISHOP CHAPUT RETIRES, POPE NAMES BISHOP PEREZ SUCCESSOR

01/25/2020
Bishop Perez returns "home" to Philadelphia
mass4.jpg GATHERED TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

01/25/2020
Diocese of Erie celebrates Catholic Schools Week
St. Joseph Husband of Mary, Anita.jpg SCHOOLS TO CLOSE, ANOTHER PARISH RELEGATED IN ONGOING STRATEGIC PLANNING

01/21/2020
Bishop Persico announces plans affecting Elk, Jefferson and Venango counties
operation Rice Bowl mail chimp.jpg LENT: A TIME TO GIVE FOOD TO THE HUNGRY

01/20/2020
Catholic Relief Services offers Operation Rice Bowl
pope at auschwitz.jpeg POPE TO SIMON WIESENTHAL CENTRE: IF WE LOSE OUR MEMORY, WE DESTROY OUR FUTURE

01/20/2020
Pope Francis reflects on lessons from the Holocaust
Trafficking_Credit_71_EAK_MOTO_Shutterstock_cna.jpg CHURCHES CRITICAL IN FIGHTING HUMAN TRAFFICKING, MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TOLD

01/20/2020
Role of faith-based groups in addressing global problem of human trafficking highlighted
20200109T1411-33068-CNS-PUERTO-RICO-EARTHQUAKE.jpg PUERTO RICO REELS UNDER SUCCESSIVE EARTHQUAKES; CATHOLIC CHURCH DAMAGED

01/13/2020
Less than three years after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico is devastated by earthquakes
20200109T0903-33042-CNS-SUNDAY-WORD-GOD-1.jpg POPE SETS SPECIAL DAY TO HONOR, STUDY, SHARE THE BIBLE

01/13/2020
Pope Francis encourages closer relationship with sacred Scripture
IMG_3186rotated.jpg EMMY-AWARD WINNING CONTENT PRODUCER RYAN BOMBERGER SHAKES THINGS UP AT 42ND ANNUAL PRO-LIFE BREAKFAST

01/13/2020
One of 13 siblings — 10 of whom were adopted — he offers unique perspective
20191231T1204-0066-CNS-SAFE-HAVEN-NEWBORNS.jpg NEWBORNS FIND 'SAFE HAVEN' FROM ABANDONMENT THROUGH FLORIDA VOLUNTEERS

01/05/2020
Tragedy prompts Florida man to save lives
international for mail chimp.jpg POPE BEGINS NEW YEAR WITH APOLOGY, PRAYERS FOR PEACE

01/05/2020
Pope Francis issues call for peace to large crowd gathered for New Years Day Angelus
IMG_2028.JPG CATHOLIC MINISTRY THRIVES BECAUSE OF EFFORTS OF MANY

01/03/2020
The Bishop's Breakfast provides a hot meal to those in need.
IMG_2970.JPG BISHOP LAWRENCE PERSICO OPENS CAUSE FOR CANONIZATION OF DR. GERTRUDE A. BARBER

12/17/2019
Family, supporters gather for historic moment
mail chimp local.edit.png MIDNIGHT MASS AT ST. PETER CATHEDRAL

12/16/2019
Committed team broadcasts Midnight Mass
mail chimp international.png POPE WRITES APOSTOLIC LETTER ON THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE CHRISTMAS CRÈCHE

12/16/2019
Pope Francis reflects on
mail chimp national.jpg EVERYDAY HEREOS: HOW FORMER EAGLES GM FOUNDED RONALD McDONALD HOUSES

12/16/2019
Jim Murray saw need, responded and changed lives
IMG_3232a.JPG IN HIS OWN WORDS: BISHOP PERSICO REFLECTS ON AD LIMINA VISIT, ENCOUNTER WITH HOLY FATHER

12/10/2019
"It was much more than I had imagined..."
bishops at tomb- in story.jpg CHURCH MUST HELP MILITARY FAMILIES FACE UNIQUE CHALLENGES, ARCHBISHOP SAYS

12/09/2019
Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services speaks of challengin ministry
pope mail chimp photo.jpg CALL ME 'FATHER': POPE'S PRIESTLY VOCATION IS HIS FAVORITE GIFT

12/09/2019
Pope Francis, who will celebrate 50 years of priesthood on Dec. 13, 2019, reflects on the 'God of surprises'
20191112T1322-0911-CNS-BISHOPS-OFFICERS-COMMITTEES.jpg BISHOPS TAKE NEW ACTIONS TO HOLD THEMSELVES ACCOUNTABLE FOR ABUSE IN 2019

12/09/2019
Policies, plans and actions in response to abuse crisis, are outlined
IMG_2026.jpg WOMEN RELIGIOUS GATHER TO PRAY AND REMEMBER THEIR DECEASED

12/03/2019
Bishop Persico offers Mass, homily
20191129T1159-949-CNS-POPE-ADLIMINA-THREE.jpg PENNSYLVANIA, NEW JERSEY BISHOPS SPEND THANKSGIVING WITH POPE

12/02/2019
Bishop Lawrence Persico participates in papal meeting during visit to Rome
Mail chimp for death penalty.jpg MOST AMERICANS SUPPORT LIFE IN PRISON OVER DEATH PENALTY, SAYS NEW POLL

12/02/2019
Gallup releases data marking shift in opinions
mail chimp for NCYC.jpg NCYC GOES FROM ROWDY TO REVERENT FOR BLESSED SACRAMENT, POPE'S MESSAGE

11/25/2019
Youth from 145 dioceses, including Erie, gathered in Indianapolis for three days of prayer and celebration.
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11/25/2019
This year's final Theology on Tap provided insights into bishop's activites
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11/25/2019
Hospitality and inclusivenes at the heart of faith formation
Bishops.jpg UPDATE: U.S. BISHOPS EXAMINE CHALLENGES FACED BY CHURCH, SOCIETY

11/18/2019
Bishops gathered in Baltimore for Annual General Assembly
Mail Chimp Dr. Cahill.jpg PASTORAL AGAINST RACISM IS STARTING CONVERSATIONS, HEALING, BISHOPS TOLD

11/18/2019
Racial justice was topic of recent Loftus lecture at Gannon University
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11/18/2019
Pope addresses online exploitation of children
Mail Chimp Bishop Skype .jpg MISSION: FRIENDSHIP

11/18/2019
Dioceses are connected by 50 years of friendship and a Skype connection
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11/18/2019
November is a month to remember those who have died
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11/11/2019
Historic moment remembered by Catholics and others who suffered during decades of Communist dictatorship
DACA photo for mail chimp.jpg IN COURT BRIEFS, CATHOLIC LEADERS URGE SUPREME COURT TO KEEP DACA IN PLACE

11/11/2019
Catholic leaders join groups that have filed friend-of-the-court briefs supporting the DACA program.
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11/10/2019
New initiative to help parishes, schools, ministries
2019-10-27_11-15-10_084.jpeg MEADVILLE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN VOCATION EVENT

11/04/2019
St. Mary of Grace Church hosts event for National Vocation Awareness Week
20190624T1246-150-CNS-AUSTRALIA-ADLIMINA.jpg U.S. BISHOPS SET TO BEGIN THEIR 'AD LIMINA' VISITS TO ROME

11/04/2019
Pope Francis will receive reports from bishops of every diocese.
Mail chimp photo for national story.jpg UPDATE: AHEAD OF 2020 ELECTION, CAMPAIGN STESSES WHY CIVILITY IS IMPORTANT

11/04/2019
The public is encouraged to sign a "civility pledge."
IMG_2180 rotated.jpg PCC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR PROVIDES INSIGHTS INTO HIS WORK ON BEHALF OF PA BISHOPS

11/04/2019
Eric Failing offers his take on serving in Harrisburg
IMG_2110a cropped.jpg SPEAKER SHARES DETAILS OF ENCOUNTER WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT

10/29/2019
Word of Life event features David Mangan, partipcant in 1967
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10/28/2019
Fordham Center on Religion and Culture event focuses on the changing demographic of the church.
20191026T1357-671-CNS-SYNOD-FINAL.jpg CARING FOR COMMON HOME REQUIRES DEEP ECOLOGICAL CONVERSION, SYNOD SAYS

10/28/2019
Synod of Bishops for the Amazon recommends a "dialogue of wisdom."
teen3.png TEEN MASS: 15 YEARS OF CELEBRATION

10/21/2019
Worshipppers of all ages gathered to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the TEEN Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church, Erie.
20191021T1432-0080-CNS-LAGUNA-NEW-MEXICO-LORI.jpg LAGUNA PEOPLE ARE AN EXAMPLE OF PERSEVERANCE IN FAITH, ARCHBISHOP SAYS

10/21/2019
Baltimore Archbishop Lori highlights the "beautiful expressions of faith of the Laguna tribe."
cq5dam.thumbnail.cropped.1500.844.jpeg A GROUP OF SYNOD FATHERS RENEWS THE 'PACT OF THE CATACOMBS'

10/21/2019
Following in the footsteps of some of the Council Fathers in 1965, a group of participants in the Synod on the Amazon goes to the Catacombs of Domitilla to reaffirm the preferential option for the poor.
IMG_1864.JPG HUNDREDS PARTICIPATE IN ERIE'S ANNUAL ROSARY WALK

10/21/2019
March reaches quarter-century mark
PCC.jpg ELECTIONS, CULTURE AND CONSCIENCE

10/14/2019
Eric Failing, executive director of the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference, will speak at Gannon University
Rotated mission photo.jpg MISSIONARIES FROM THE DIOCESE OF ERIE SHARE EXPERIENCES AT RECEPTION FOLLOWING MASS FOR EXTRAORDINARY MISSION MONTH

10/14/2019
Local missionaries serve around the world
20191011T1400-30972-CNS-DEATH-PENALTY-ANNIVERSARY.jpg CATHOLIC MOBILIZING NETWORK MARKS 10TH ANNIVERSARY WITH FORWARD PUSH

10/14/2019
Groups honors efforts of advocates
IMG_9508.jpg POPE AT CANONIZATION MASS; NEW SAINTS "KINDLY LIGHTS" IN THE GLOOM OF THE WORLD

10/14/2019
Pope Francis canonizes five new saints
Fr. Mike and servers.jpg SERRA CLUB RECOGNIZES ALTAR SERVERS FOR DISCIPLESHIP

10/07/2019
Father Michael Polinek and the Serra Club encourage youth involvement in the church
20191006T0504-190-CNS-POPE-SYNOD-MASS-1.jpg IN AMAZON, MISSION WORK CHANGED, BUT STILL MEANS ACCOMPANYING SUFFERING

10/07/2019
During the Amazon Synod and Extraordinary Mission month, the needs of the Amazon region are highlighted.
20191003T1028-30782-CNS-NEWMAN-CANONIZATION-US-REACT-1.jpg MASSES, TRIPS, WATCH PARTIES TO MARK CARDINAL NEWMAN'S CANONIZATION

10/07/2019
The canonization of Cardinal Newman focuses student attention on his legacy to higher education.
Jennifer Wallace (2).JPG JENNIFER WALLACE NAMED NEW PRINCE OF PEACE CENTER CEO

10/07/2019
Longtime CEO Joe Flecher set to retire
gannon ihack.jpeg '79 GANNON GRAD DONATES $1 MILLION TO CREATE CYBER LEARNING CENTER

09/30/2019
Alumni gift will benefit the Erie Comunity and student experience at Gannon University.
St Francis parishes.jpg SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI'S LEGACY OF COMPASSION AND TRANSFORMATION

09/30/2019
Popular saint's message remains relevant for all Christians.
20190925T1031-30427-CNS-MOVIE-REVIEW-ABOMINABLE.jpg "ABOMINABLE" IS ANYTHING BUT

09/30/2019
DreamWorks' new animated film promotes prosocial values.
baptised and sent.jpg 'BAPTISED AND SENT': POPE DESIGNATES OCTOBER AS MISSION MONTH

09/30/2019
Mission month highlights Christian obligation to share the Gospel.
respect-life-program-2019-theme1-2800x1140-english-470.jpg 'CHRIST OUR HOPE: IN EVERY SEASON OF LIFE'

09/30/2019
U.S. bishops' committee on pro-life activities announces year long theme.
gannon pack.jpg GANNON UNIVERSITY HOSTS "SEND SILENCE PACKING" EXHIBIT

09/23/2019
Backpack exhibit aims to reduce stigma of mental illness
20190915 Holy Rosary Main Altar (002).jpeg OUR MOTHER OF SORROWS MEMORIAL INSPIRES PRAYER

09/23/2019
Parishes offer devotions both public and private
Fr. Chiera on the streets.thumbnail.cropped.750.422.jpeg A FATHER TO CHILDREN NO ONE WANTS

09/23/2019
Missionary Father Renato Chiera is moved to "see the face of Jesus" in children in crisis.
Irish plough championships.jpg WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE PRAYER? IRISH ASKED AT PLOUGHING CHAMPIONSHIPS

09/23/2019
Irish Bishop uses agriculture fair for evangelization.
20190917T1332-30123-CNS-MASSACHUSETTS-BISHOPS-ENVIRONMENT_250.jpg MASSACHUSETTS BISHOPS URGE 'SUBSTANTIAL' STEPS TO PROTECT ENVIRONMENT

09/23/2019
BISHOPS REFLECT ON NATURAL BEAUTY IN THEIR STATE AS GOD'S GIFT
IMG_4998Rotated.jpg VOCATIONS DIRECTOR SUMMITS MOUNT KATADHIN

09/17/2019
Vacation provides mix of adventure, fellowship
pope in africa.jpg POPE IN MOZAMBIQUE, MADAGASCAR AND MAURITIUS: JOY, HOPE AND RESPONSIBILITY

09/12/2019
Memories and messages marking Pope Francis’ Apostolic Journey to Mozambique, Madagascar, and Mauritius.
Bishops on immigration.jpg PRELATES SAY FEELING OF STRIFE, ENMITY SIGNAL 'CRISIS OF COMPASSION'

09/12/2019
Cardinal O'Malley and Archbishop Wester reflect on the complexities of responding to immigration strife.
20190909T1248-29855-CNS-BAHAMAS-PINDER_800.jpg UPDATE: NASSAU ARCHBISHOP ASSESSES POST-HURRICANE CHALLENGES IN BAHAMAS

09/12/2019
Archbishop Patrick C. Pinder reflects on the human toll of hurricane Dorian.
thumbnail (3).jpg ST. MARTIN CENTER EARLY LEARNING CENTER AWARDED PRE-K COUNTS PROGRAM

09/12/2019
Educational opportunities for preschool children are expanded through Pa. Dept. of Education Grant
20190911T1149-29924-CNS-POPE-HUMAN-FRATERNITY.jpg ON 9/11, POPE GREETS VATICAN, MUSLIM LEADERS PROMOTING WORLD PEACE

09/12/2019
Pope Francis and Muslim leaders develop "Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together
20190910T1417-29883-CNS-CHAPLAIN-SEPT1.jpg MEMORIES OF 9/11 ATTACKS LINGER FOR FORMER FIRE DEPARTMENT CHAPLAIN

09/10/2019
Annual anniversary creates time to pause, reflect
perryconv.jpeg HOW THESE COLLEGE FRESHMEN FOUND THE FAITH THROUGH FRIENDSHIP

09/05/2019
College students find faith through community
Working_Credit_Dmitry_Kalinovsky_Shutterstock_CNA.jpeg WHAT DOES A JUST ECOMONY LOOK LIKE? ONE BISHOP REFLECTS

09/05/2019
Bishop Frank Dewane reflects on labor practices in light of Catholic social teaching.
St Greg rotated.jpg CATHOLIC EDUCATION COLLECTION TO BE HELD SEPTEMBER 14-15

09/05/2019
The second collection at all Masses will aid faith formation programs throughout the diocese.
20190901T0935-246-CNS-POPE-NEW-CARDINALS.jpg NEW CARDINALS: POPE'S CHOICES STRESS DIALOGUE, CARE FOR POOR

09/05/2019
Pope Francis announces consisitory on October 5 to create new cardinals.
National Story -Jesuits.jpg GREAT CATHOLIC MUSIC ONLINE SERVICE TO PAY TRIBUTE TO ST. LOUIS JESUITS

08/30/2019
Music available prior to homecoming concert
Malthaner family 2019.jpg DIOCESAN CELEBRATIONS HONOR LONG-MARRIED COUPLES

08/30/2019
Bishop offers Masses in DuBois, Erie
Mary Solberg.jpg FROM THE EDITOR
Journeys reveal history, God
08/29/2019
Faith magazine editor Mary Solberg shares her thoughts on the convergence of the spirit on our travels.
Good horizontal, closer.JPG Deacon adds Minor League usher to resume
Deacon Ray Sobina serves as usher for Erie SeaWolves
08/29/2019
Deacon adds Minor League usher to resume
Yankees Universe.jpg Whether Yanks win or lose, priest remains big fan
Msgr. Richard Siefer offers a peek at his "Yankees Universe" shrine
08/29/2019
Msgr. Richard Siefer loves the Yankees and his "Yankees Universe" shrine.
20190823T1122-0098-CNS-AMAZON-FIRES-CELAM.jpg UPDATE: POPE, BISHOPS URGE ACTION TO SAVE BURNING AMAZON RAINFOREST

08/29/2019
Pope Francis and bishops speak out regarding global impact of wildfires in the Amazon
Prier family outdoors, 2.jpg Catholics Overcoming Infertility
Catholic couples in the diocese find hope through church's teachings on sexuality
08/27/2019
Church teaching provides hope to couples experiencing infertility.
David Waggonner for 8.26.19.jpg NEW ORLEANS' WOMEN RELIGIOUS DONATE 25 ACRES FOR FLOOD CONTROL PROJECT

08/20/2019
Sisters of St. Joseph in New Orleans use property devastated by hurricane Katrina for storm water control and flood management
Sustainable land use for cutlines 8.26.19.jpg UPDATE: SUSTAINABLE LAND USE URGED TO EASE GROWING THREATS TO FOOD, WATER

08/19/2019
Friars in formation make commitment to sustainable land use after service program in Appalachia and South America
ER0918-cover.jpg THE GRAND JURY REPORT: ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY

08/14/2019
Bishop Lawrence Persico publishes letter to the people of the Diocese of Erie
20190807T1155-29390-CNS-WALK-FOR-WATER (2).jpg UPDATE: SCIENCE PROJECT HELPS TOWN IN KENYA

08/12/2019
Colorado girl's science project has worldwide impact
20170629T0756-1675-CNS-POPE-PALLIUMS.jpg TOBIN: LETTER REMINDS PRIESTS CHRIST'S 'JOY, HOPE' CONSTANTLY 'BORN ANEW'

08/09/2019
New Jersey Cardinal praises Pope Francis' letter of gratitude and support for priests
Local story CFNWPA-new-grant-2019 (002)_100px.jpg CATHOLIC FOUNDATION OFFERS NEW EVANGELIZATION GRANTS

08/08/2019
Funding available to parishes and diocesan offices for evangelization efforts. Deadline Sept. 20
CNS-JFK-AIRPORT-CHAPLAIN (1).jpg SPIRITUALITY JUST 'TIP OF ICEBERG' FOR AIRPORT CHAPLAIN ALWAYS ON THE GO

08/07/2019
Priest at JFK consoles, offers hospitality.
CNSMEDJUGORJE-YOUTH-FESTIVAL (3).jpg VATICAN OFFICIALS AMONG CHURCH LEADERS AT MEDJUGORJE YOUTH FESTIVAL

08/07/2019
Pilgrims attend festival at site in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Faith Formation team_100px.jpg FAITH FORMATION: THE SEASON OF LISTENING HAS BEGUN

08/04/2019
A more in-depth look at the new members of the faith formation team.
CNS-CALIF-NOVENA-ABORTION-BILL_100px.jpg CALIFORNIA CATHOLICS URGED TO PRAY FOR DEFEAT OF MEDICATION ABORTION BILL

08/03/2019
RU-486 could find its way into college health centers if law is signed. Our Lady of Guadalupe is called upon to intervene.
elderly_hospital_100.jpg N.J. BISHOP SAYS SUICIDE LAW SHOWS 'UTTER FAILURE' OF GOVERNMENT, SOCIETY

08/03/2019
Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act which legalizes assisted suicide is a grievous offense and devalues human life.
CNS-VATICAN-LETTER-SILENCE_100px.jpg HUSH HOUR: SPIRITUALITY OF SILENCE IS A JOURNEY TOWARD GOD, PRIEST SAYS

07/31/2019
Capuchin priest gifts Pope Francis with icon of Our Lady of Silence.
Bonus story Just for fun-CNS-APOLLO-11-MOON-BORDERS_100px.jpg DID APOLLO 11 MISSION MAKE ORLANDO'S FOUNDING BISHOP THE BISHOP OF THE MOON?

07/26/2019
How will the Church provide for the faithful who inhabit the moon in the future?
National story 1CNS-PUERTO-RICO-DEMONSTRATIONS_100px.jpg CHURCH IN PUERTO RICO OFFERS 24-HOUR PRAYER ENCOUNTER AMID PROTESTS

07/25/2019
Bishops call for prayer during time of instability.
International story 1 VATICAN-YOUTH-FORUM_100px.jpg YOUNG ADULT LEADERS GATHER FOR POST-SYNOD DISCUSSION

07/25/2019
Young adults keep momentum going after synod.
National story 2_100px.jpg UPDATE: FAITH LEADERS DECRY ICE DEPORTATIONS, SAY ACTION CAUSES FEAR

07/18/2019
As Trump administration enforces immigration laws, Cardinal DiNardo emphasizes compassion and dignity
International story 1_100px.jpg AS ETHIOPIA WORKS FOR REFORM, CHURCH TRIES TO SUPPORT PEOPLE IN MANY WAYS

07/18/2019
Catholic Church leads peace and reconciliation during transition and unrest in Ethiopia
Buzz and Flag20190625T1255-28221-CNS-IN-DEPTH-MOON-50_100px.jpg 50 YEARS ON, MOON LANDING STILL GENERATES A WISTFUL SENSE OF WONDERMENT

07/08/2019
Anniversary of lunar landing sparks excitement for future discoveries
20190704T1009-212-CNS-POPE-PUTIN_100px.jpg POPE MEETS PUTIN; TWO LEADERS TALK ABOUT UKRAINE, SYRIA, VENEZUELA

07/08/2019
Putin honors Pope Francis at meeting with gift of art
20190708T0737-28591-CNS-SHEEN-MIRACLE-APPROVED_100px.jpg WITH MIRACLE CONFIRMED IN SHEEN CAUSE, PLANS FOR BEATIFICATION CAN BEGIN

07/08/2019
Pope Francis has approved the miracle attributed to Archbishop Sheen and will move forward with beatification
CNS-PEORIA-SHEEN-TRANSFERRED_100px.jpg ARCHBISHOP'S REMAINS MOVED TO PEORIA; SAINTHOOD CAUSE IS REOPENED

07/03/2019
Archbishop Fulton Sheen, a trailblazer who used television and ratio to evangelize the world, is finally on his way to canonization.
CNS-POPE-SEAFARERS_100px.jpg CALMING CONSCIENCES: POPE GIVES SEAFARER CHAPLAINS SPECIAL POWERS

07/03/2019
Priests ministering to seafarers now have permission to grant absolution which would normally be reserved for a bishop or the Vatican.
Kathleen Peterson 005_100px.JPG MEAN GIRLS ON THE SOCCER FIELD

06/29/2019
A commentary on female players using the soccer field to mock the Catholic Church and the culture of life.
CPA Awards.jpg NATIONAL HONORS PRESENTED TO DIOCESAN COMMUNICATIONS STAFF, BISHOP

06/27/2019
Team garners 15 awards from Catholic Press Association
Content Evangelist.jpg ERIE BISHOP FEATURED IN NATIONAL PUBLICATION

06/27/2019
Summer 2019 edition of Content Evangelist focuses on communications and healing
CNS-VATICAN-ATHLETICS_100px.jpg VATICAN WOMEN'S SOCCER MATCH CANCELED AFTER PROTESTS

06/27/2019
Newly formed women's soccer team forfeits first match after opposing team members use their bodies to make a statement against the culture of life.
National story 20190624T1202-28150-CNS-IPF-25-YEARS_800.jpg INSTITUTE HELPS PRIESTS, SEMINARIANS BE 'BETTER INSTRUMENT' OF GOD'S LOVE

06/26/2019
Erie priest among the instructors
DSC_1230.ajpg.jpg FAITH FORMATION: WHAT'S NEXT?

06/23/2019
An interview with Deacon Steve Washek
CNS-CATHOLIC-YOUNG-ADULTS_kneeling_100px.jpg LISTENING, MENTORING KEY TO KEEPING YOUNG ADULTS, SAY CHURCH WORKERS

06/21/2019
Young adults need those who are 'radically faithful and committed to being fruitful' to walk with them and allow them to be part of the larger conversation.
CNS-QUEBEC-SECULARISM-LAW_cross_100px.jpg QUEBEC GOVERNMENT PASSES CANADA'S STRICTEST SECULARISM BILL

06/21/2019
Residents and religious leaders shocked and saddened by new law limiting religious freedoms
Father Scott Detisch.jpg Learning to navigate 'deeper waters' of priesthood

06/19/2019
Diocesan priest writes book about how priests can navigate priesthood more effectively
Bishops vote CNS-BISHOPS-SPRING-MEETING_100.jpg BISHOPS APPROVE THIRD-PARTY REPORTING SYSTEM; TO BE IN PLACE BY MAY 31

06/15/2019
A system, approved by the USCCB, will be in place next year so that complaints against bishops could be made confidentially.
CNS-POPE-PETROLEUM-CLIMATE_100px.jpg MITIGATE GLOBAL WARMING, SPARE FURTHER INJUSTICE TO POOR, POPE SAYS

06/15/2019
Pope speaks to a group of energy and oil executives, global investors, to encourage action to mitigate global warming.
Barron presents-CNS-BISHOPS-DEATH-PENALTY_100px.jpg CHURCH SHOULD FOCUS ON GETTING 'NONES' BACK, BISHOP BARRON SAYS

06/14/2019
Bishops focus on reaching millennials and those who are no longer connected to a parish through the means of social media
DSC_0055.JPG ERIE SERRA CLUB HONORS OUTSTANDING DEACON, LAY PERSON, PRIEST AND RELIGIOUS OF THE YEAR

06/07/2019
Annual dinner at Gannon also launches new presidency for the organization
girls_walking_100px.jpeg 5,000 KM ON FOOT: THANKS BE TO GOD

06/06/2019
They walked for over 7 months, from Paris to Jerusalem, without a penny in their pockets. A pilgrimage in search of God, made up of encounters, the discovery of others and of self.
CNS-CONFESSIONAL-PRIVILEGE-IMPORTANCE_100px.jpg PROTECTING SEAL OF CONFESSION CALLED ESSENTIAL FOR CIVILIZED SOCIETY

06/05/2019
The seal of confession is integral to the sacrament so that the penitent may feel confident in entrusting their sins to the confessor.
CNS-POPE-GUADALUPE_100px.jpg FORMER ARMY SOLDIERS REUNITED AFTER 50 YEARS SHARE FAITH, MEMORIES

06/02/2019
Two veterans share more than their military experiences, they are connected by Our Lady of Guadalupe
CNS-KNIGHTS-UNIFORMS-CHANGE_100px.jpg COME JULY 1, KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS GET A NEW LOOK AFTER 79 YEARS

06/02/2019
Capes and plumed chapeaus will be replaced by jackets and berets for Knights of Columbus Color Corps
At Trosly on May 16 2019.jpg 'WE ARE NEXT'

06/02/2019
Local representatives return to Erie after funeral of humanitarian Jean Vanier
Cover shot of Straub brewery, history.jpg God, family & beer
Straub Brewery taps into faith
06/01/2019
147-year-old family brewery in St. Marys taps into faith
4.jpg 'Five gallons of heaven'
Parish creates craft beer
06/01/2019
Erie area parish creates new craft beer,
good couple picture.JPG Theology on Tap energizes young adults

06/01/2019
Young adults share faith over beer
CNS-WHIMSICAL-WIGS_100px.jpg VIRGINIA WOMAN MAKES WHIMSICAL WIGS FOR CHILDREN EXPERIENCING HAIR LOSS

05/24/2019
Children suffering hair loss find joy in the gift of a crocheted wig from the Magic Yarn Project.
20190523T1126-26974-CNS-SURVEY-WOMEN-BIBLE-STUDY_100px.jpg SURVEY OF WOMEN IN BIBLE STUDY SHOWS THEY HAVE LESS STRESS, MORE PATIENCE

05/24/2019
Participants of
CNS 2-MIDWEST-STORMS-RESPONSE_100px.jpg CATHOLIC CHARITIES WEIGHING RESPONSE TO VIOLENT MIDWEST STORMS, FLOODING

05/24/2019
Bishop of Jefferson City asks for prayers and assesses the needs of residents affected by devastating storm on May 22
CNS-VATICAN-LAMBERT_100px.jpg VATICAN OFFICIALS SUPPORT CONTINUED CARE OF MAN IN VEGETATIVE STATE

05/22/2019
Church officials speak out in support of providing a French man in a vegetative state with basic nutrition and hydration.
CNS-OBIT-VANIER_100px.jpg A SAINT FOR OUR TIMES

05/19/2019
Vanier was a champion for people with intellectual disabilities and touched countless lives with message of love.
Airport.jpeg ENCOUNTER

05/19/2019
Patrice Swick heads to El Paso for first-hand encounter with the border
CNS-NY-SOLITARY-CONFINEMENT_100px.jpg NEW YORK RELIGIOUS LEADERS ENDORSE BILL TO END SOLITARY CONFINEMENT

05/18/2019
The Human Alternatives to Long-Term Solitary Confinement Act will seek to make change in order to protect an inmate's basic human dignity while protecting society
2 CNS-MEDJUGORJE-PILGRIMAGES_100px.jpg NOT RULING ON APPARITIONS, POPE ALLOWS PILGRIMAGES TO MEDJUGORJE

05/14/2019
Parish and diocesan organized pilgrimages to Medjugorje permitted with the understanding that no decision has been made on the authenticity of the apparitions.
DSC_0071.JPG CATHOLIC CHARITIES' ANNUAL FUNDRAISER CELEBRATES SUCCESSES

05/12/2019
Master gardener Michael Bailey receives Helping Hands Award
CNS-TENNESSEE-CLEMENCY-FORGIVENESS_100px.jpg AS EXECUTION LOOMS, CASE FOR CLEMENCY HINGES ON AN ACT OF FORGIVENESS

05/09/2019
A mother whose daughter was brutally murdered supports clemency for killer; from execution on May 16 to life in prison.
Petals 2-CNS-POPE-RAKOVSKI_100px.jpg POPE FRANCIS, THE CATECHIST, AND THE IRREPRESSIBLE JOY OF CHILDREN

05/08/2019
Children from Bulgaria receive their First Holy Communion from Pope Francis
DSC_0019.JPG GoERIE'S FACEBOOK LIVE INTERVIEW WITH BISHOP PERSICO NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

05/03/2019
Reporter Ed Palattella looks back over events of the past year
20190408T1635-25718-CNS-ST-JOHN-VIANNEY-RELIC.jpg UPDATE: RELIC OF ST. JOHN VIANNEY COMING TO ST. PETER CATHEDRAL

05/03/2019
Chancery releases new details
Sisters Phyllis and Mary honored11.jpg CATHOLIC RURAL MINISTRIES SISTERS HONORED

05/02/2019
Potter County Human Services salutes Benedictine sisters
20190501T1132-26415-CNS-KENTUCKY-DERBY-JOCKEY_100px.jpg JOCKEY MIKE SMITH, 2018 TRIPLE CROWN WINNER, RELIES ON CATHOLIC FAITH

05/02/2019
Triple Crown jockey says,
CNS-POPE-YOUTHS-DEAF_100px.jpg CHURCH NEEDS JOYFUL DISCIPLES, POPE TELLS YOUNG PEOPLE, DEAF ASSOCIATION

05/02/2019
Pope Francis said that the youthfulness and enthusiasm of young people in the church is a visible sign that Jesus "does not abandon his church".
DSC_0381a rotated.jpg TWO MEN ORDAINED TO THE DIACONATE FOR DIOCESE OF ERIE

04/27/2019
Kevin Holland and Joseph Petrone offer promises, surrounded by family and friends
CNS-SEP-JORDAN-BUSINESS.jpg NO LOANS, NO AID: JUST PALESTINIAN REFUGEES IN AN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

04/26/2019
Former stockbroker empowers women, brings hope
GettyImages-1051381418.jpg How do you teach your child to forgive?

04/25/2019
Some specific ways you can guide your child in the art of forgiveness.
20190423T1058-26162-CNS-CCUSA-HUKRIEDE-VOLUNTEER_100px.jpg VOLUNTEER GARDENER AT CRISIS MATERNITY HOME PROVIDES BALM FOR THE WOUNDED

04/24/2019
Catholic Charities recognizes Jana Hukriede for creating a community garden focused on helping young mothers in need.
20190419T1653-0139-CNS-POPE-FRIDAY-COLOSSEUM-100px.jpg 'THEIR CALVARY WAS LENGTHY': POPE'S STATIONS RECALL THOSE EXPLOITED

04/21/2019
Pope Francis led Stations of the Cross with powerful reflections for those suffering today, including the marginalized, the lonely and rejected.
Way of the cross-25632-CNS-POPE-VIA-CRUCIS-BONETTI_100px.jpg POPE'S WAY OF CROSS WILL SHINE LIGHT ON WOMEN 'CRUCIFIED' BY TRAFFICKERS

04/19/2019
Through prayers and meditations religious sister helps people recognize the suffering of many young women.
NEW-CATHOLICS-BOOTY-FAMILY.jpg MUSLIM FATHER, 'WANTING TO BE PART OF SOMETHING', JOINS CATHOLIC CHURCH

04/17/2019
From 'None' to Muslim to Catholic
Prayer-CNS-NOTRE-DAME-REBUILD-100px.jpg 'WE WILL REBUILD'

04/17/2019
The fire at Notre Dame: A round-up of news and commentary
Coach-CNS-CATHOLIC-MEN-METUCHEN-SHURMUR(1).jpg COACH GIVES POINTERS ON PRAYER, FAITH, TO CATHOLIC MEN

04/14/2019
Pat Shurmur, New York Giants head coach, spoke at Lenten gathering
purple shirtCNS-JERUSALEM-KAMAR-CROSS.jpg FAMILY TRADITION: CARRYING THE CROSS ON JERUSALEM'S VIA DOLOROSA

04/12/2019
It's taken 40 years and several generations of one family to carry this cross. Share the Via Dolorosa experience with the Kamar Family.
CNS-ST-JOHN-VIANNEY-RELIC.jpg ST. JOHN VIANNEY RELIC HEADING TO ERIE

04/12/2019
Cathedral event planned for June 6
Rel ed Deacon Steve resizedP1020872.jpg RELIGIOUS EDUCATORS HONORED FOR SERVICE

04/08/2019
Faith formation director notes importance of their work
01816_06032019.jpg SEMINARIAN JOHN HEPINGER ENCOUNTERS POPE FRANCIS

04/08/2019
'You get the sense of what a prayerful, loving man and pastor he really is.'
20190401T1524-1769-CNS-girl POPE-EXHORTATION-YOUNG.jpg BISHOPS SAY POPE'S EXHORTATION IS A CALL TO INVEST IN YOUNG PEOPLE

04/08/2019
Document emerged from the 2018 Synod of Bishops on young people, the faith and vocational discernment
arch.jpg AFTER UNREST AND ANGER, NEW WASHINGTON ARCHBISHOP WANTS TO REBUILD TRUST

04/08/2019
Calls D.C. 'home to the poor and the powerful'
ER0918-cover.jpg DIOCESE OF ERIE UPDATES PUBLIC DISCLOSURE LIST

04/05/2019
Release includes new explanation of process for those under investigation; unique features of reparation program also highlighted
Glob Pov.jpg Global Poverty Project underway in Catholic schools

04/02/2019
Catholic school students respond to global hunger
DSC_0445.JPG DIOCESE OF ERIE RESPONDS TO GARABEDIAN NEWS CONFERENCE

03/29/2019
Bishop Persico offers clarifications
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03/29/2019
Boys' basketball team captures fourth consecutive state championship
20190327T0841-25378-CNS-VANCOUVER-DEACON-SEAFARERS_250.jpg BECOMING A SEAFARERS' CHAPLAIN WAS NOT EXACTLY HIS RETIREMENT PLAN

03/29/2019
Deacon ministers to thousands of men on coal and container ships
VRCS logo cropped.jpg VENANGO REGION CATHOLIC SCHOOL ANNOUNCES NEW DEVELOPMENTS

03/28/2019
Schools to be reconfigured; new president hired
20190328T1314-25434-CNS-UNPLANNED-BRATCHER-JOHNSON.jpg ACTRESS WHO STARS IN 'UNPLANNED' THINKS FILM IS 'GOING TO CHANGE HISTORY'

03/28/2019
Film available at Tinseltown in Erie
ING_19061_102731.jpg DIOCESE CONTINUES SAFE ENVIRONMENT PRACTICES

03/21/2019
All employees to secure clearances
20190318T1349-25104-CNS-NEBRASKA-FLOODING.jpg AMID CONTINUED MIDWEST FLOODING, CATHOLIC GROUPS STEP UP TO HELP

03/21/2019
Diocese of Erie offers link for disaster relief
ING_19022_01199.jpg FAITH FORMATION INITIATIVE KICKS OFF ACROSS THE DIOCESE

03/21/2019
Brainstorming sessions provide new ideas
IMG_3548.JPG SINGLE COLLEGIATE MOMS
University offers merciful new beginnings
03/19/2019
The new Women With Children program at Mercyhurst University North East provides housing and hope for single moms.
Kennedy Catholic FB 2.jpg EAGLE-EYED VISION: SVCSS FOCUSES ON THE FUTURE WITH NEW PARTNERSHIP

03/13/2019
Partners in Mission visits Kennedy Catholic Family of Schools
rite of election.jpg CANDIDATES, CATECHUMENS CONTINUE FAITH JOURNEY

03/13/2019
More than 130 participate in Rite of Election
therapydog1.jpg THERAPY DOGS BRING PAWESOME NEW PARTNERSHIP TO ERIE'S ST. JUDE SCHOOL

03/08/2019
Therapy dogs help with reading, behavior
02 West Middlesex Church of the Good Shephard PC030065a-thumb.jpg LAST YEAR'S CATHOLIC SERVICES APPEAL RAISED NEARLY $2 MILLION OVER GOAL

03/07/2019
CSA funds that will remain in parishes as a result of the 2018 appeal total $1,926,694.
Harper and Bailey-thumb.jpg ST. FRANCIS, ST. PATRICK SCHOOLS CELEBRATE 125th ANNIVERSARIES

03/03/2019
Milestone marked with special Masses, among other events
20190223T1959-099-CNS-SUMMIT-PENITENTIAL-LITURGY_800.jpg BISHOP PERSICO REFLECTS ON THE ABUSE SUMMIT IN ROME

03/03/2019
Response is one of cautious optimism
ypw_thumb.jpg YOUNG PEOPLE WHO CARE OFFERS SUMMER OF SERVICE, FAITH — AND FUN

02/24/2019
Grassroots ministry holds weekend and weeklong retreats during the summer and throughout the year
loftus_thumb.jpg #MeToo, #ChurchToo LECTURE SHINES LIGHT ON CULTURE OF ABUSE

02/22/2019
Julie Hanlon Rubio: Answers to the current sex abuse crisis facing the church lie within its own social justice teachings
Beyond the Goal St Greg_small.jpg Faith magazine feature: BEYOND THE GOAL: PARISHES USE CATHOLIC SERVICES APPEAL TO PAY FOR IMPROVEMENTS

02/20/2019
Building upkeep requires investment
beyondhello_thumb.jpg Faith magazine feature: FAITH FORMATION EFFORT CREATES WELCOMING SPIRIT

02/15/2019
Catholic Services Appeal donations help fund welcoming and belonging efforts in all parishes
dietz2_thumb.png DIOCESAN EXPERTS ON CARDINAL NEWMAN CHEER ANNOUNCEMENT OF COMING CANONIZATION

02/13/2019
Vatican announcement follows confirmation of second miracle attributed to Newman
2018 CSW Logo_Book_Cross_thumb.jpg DIOCESAN SCHOOLS CELEBRATE CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK

01/25/2019
Events include with special Masses, open houses and activities that celebrate parishes, communities, vocations
MayPraying.jpg SPEAKERS AND DATES FOR MEN'S, WOMEN'S CONFERENCES ANNOUNCED

01/25/2019
Both conferences to be held at Erie's Our Lady of Peace Parish in March
S2SSlogo_thumb.jpg DIOCESAN SCHOOLS ROLL OUT 'SAFE2SAY SOMETHING'

01/23/2019
Program allows students, staff to anonymous report threats, concerns
stbernard1.jpg ST. BERNARD ELEMENTARY MIDDLE SCHOOL TO CLOSE AT END OF 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR

01/22/2019
Decision follows recommendation of the parish finance council and ad-hoc committee
bishop with media.JPG SEX ABUSE CRISIS PROMPTS YEAR OF ACTION, REFLECTION

01/18/2019
Bishop Persico maintains focus on victims
financial transparency_sm.jpg DIOCESE RANKED NO. 1 IN PA FOR ONLINE FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY

01/18/2019
Annual survey took on urgency as dioceses face sexual abuse crisis
shelter.jpg SOME DIOCESAN PARISHES SERVE AS OVERFLOW HOMELESS SHELTERS

01/14/2019
Part of broader 'Our Neighbors' Place' effort at various Erie-area churches
prolifebreakfast.jpeg 41st ANNUAL PRO-LIFE BREAKFAST DRAWS 500

01/13/2019
Speaker Obianuju Ekeocha discusses 'ideological colonialism'
mundelein.jpg 'SERIOUS BUT POSITIVE,' BISHOP PERSICO RETURNS FROM RETREAT

01/11/2019
“It was important to be reminded of our role as shepherds and being open to the Word of God."
Better Homes Old Closeup (002).jpg HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF ERIE PURCHASES BETTER HOUSING FOR ERIE

01/11/2019
Discussions between H.A.C.E. and Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Erie began several months ago
polinek.jpeg VOCATIONS CRUCIFIX TO TRAVEL THROUGHOUT DIOCESE

01/10/2019
The crucifix serves as a reminder and provides a place to pray for the young men and women who are discerning their vocations
CESP (2).JPG CATHEDRAL PREP, VILLA MARIA ANNOUNCE 'GAME-CHANGING' TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

01/10/2019
Graduates of diocesan Catholic elementary schools would receive $3,000 per year
20190102T2029-0556-CNS-BISHOPS-MUNDELEIN-RETREAT.jpg POPE TO U.S. BISHOPS: COMBATING ABUSE CRISIS DEMANDS A 'RENEWED AND DECISIVE APPROACH'

01/03/2019
Letter comes as bishops gather for weeklong retreat
liofycutout_thumb.jpg ERIE COUNTY CHURCHES OPEN FOR SPECIAL NIGHT OF CONFESSION

12/07/2018
Event aimed at encouraging people to return to the sacrament of reconciliation.
UC3_thumb.jpg BISHOP PERSICO, REPORTER MEET FOR 'UNCOMFORTABLE CONVERSATIONS'

12/06/2018
Discussion centered on sexual abuse crisis
venangoboard_thumb.jpg VENANGO REGION CATHOLIC SCHOOL ASSOCIATION APPOINTS FULL BOARD

11/30/2018
Newly created Venango Region Catholic School moves forward
180910-FaithXms2018-013_thumb.jpg Faith magazine feature: CHANT: EVER ANCIENT, EVER NEW

11/28/2018
Mystical sounds of 1,440-year-old Catholic tradition still fill churches in diocese
Neil and Marge100.jpg WARREN PARISHIONERS TAKE ALTERNATIVE TOUR OF MIDDLE EAST

11/21/2018
Gaining understanding through encounter
bishopusccb_thumb.jpg BISHOP PERSICO REFLECTS ON BALTIMORE GATHERING

11/18/2018
Believes bishops are moving in the right direction
staff at niagaras 100.jpg DIOCESE OF ERIE EARNS NIAGARA AWARDS

11/16/2018
Collaboration yields honors
priestssq_thumb.jpg PARISHIONERS GIVE GENEROUSLY TO PRIEST, SISTER RETIREMENT FUNDS

11/09/2018
This month’s Retirement Fund for Religious collection is scheduled for Dec. 8-9
peacewalk_thumb.jpg BISHOP PERSICO PARTICIPATES IN SILENT PEACE WALK

11/09/2018
Prayers offered for victims of sexual abuse
170804-ERCD_Bishop_P-117_thumb.jpg AMERICAN BISHOPS BEGIN EFFORTS OF FASTING, PRAYER

11/04/2018
Efforts in response to sexual abuse crisis in the church
rainbow thumb.png DIOCESE PREPARES TO CELEBRATE 500th CURSILLO

11/02/2018
Three-day retreat helps participants deepen their relationship with Christ
StMarys_thumb.jpg PASTORAL PLAN UPDATE: 'WELCOMING AND BELONGING' PARISH PROJECT INTRODUCED

10/29/2018
Plan focuses on four key areas of encountering Christ
BishopDinner_thumb.jpg BISHOP PERSICO MEETS, TALKS WITH AREA COLLEGE STUDENTS

10/28/2018
Discussion centered on Grand Jury Report
Bees.png DIOCESAN FIFTH-GRADERS GET CLOSE TO NATURE

10/26/2018
Event inspired by Pope Francis’ Laudato Si´ encyclical
vicariate_thumb.jpg PASTORAL PLANNING CONTINUES AS FAITH FORMATION THEMES INTRODUCED

10/21/2018
Bishop Lawrence Persico to hold vicariate meetings this week
Kate Hennessy Promo photo 2_thumb.jpg DOROTHY DAY'S GRANDDAUGHTER SHARES LESSONS LEARNED

10/12/2018
Kate Hennessy's new book gives intimate view of this 'Servant of God'
Prep football praying_thumb.jpg Faith magazine feature: BODY AND SPIRIT: STUDENT ATHLETES COMPETE AT THE INTERSECTION OF SPORTS AND SPIRITUALITY

10/04/2018
New Vatican document encourages development of 'apostolate for sports'
Gender thumbnail.jpg DIOCESE STUDIES GENDER IDENTITY ISSUES

10/04/2018
More than 200 attend study days on gender identity
rotated outhouse THUMB.jpg Faith magazine column: DRAWING CONNECTIONS IN A WIDE, WIDE WORLD

10/03/2018
Column: From the editor of Faith magazine
IMG_1551_thumb.jpg Faith magazine feature: TEENS ON THE PERIPHERIES: BUSTING BOUNDARIES TO BRING HOPE TO NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS

10/03/2018
Nearly 100 teens travel from diocese to help the marginalized
rosary_thumb.jpg BISHOP REQUESTS ROSARY RECITATION IN OCTOBER

10/01/2018
Letter follows request from Pope Francis
NuevaVida_thumb.jpg DIOCESE TO CELEBRATE WORLD MISSION MONTH IN OCTOBER

09/30/2018
Bishop Persico to celebrate Oct. 7 Mass
McCoy5-thumb.jpg FORMER NFL STAR McCOY VISITS ERIE CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

09/28/2018
Erie native delivers message of faith, hope, encouragement
dreamstime_m_61823716_thumb.jpg ST. PATRICK SCHOOL, ST. STEPHEN SCHOOL AND VENANGO CATHOLIC SCHOOL FORM ASSOCIATION

09/27/2018
Catholic schools in the Venango region signed an agreement Sept. 14 to form an association called the Venango Region Catholic School.
bishop thumbnail, cns.jpg BISHOP PERSICO ASSUMES NEW ADMINISTRATIVE POST WITH USCCB

09/21/2018
USCCB grapples with sex abuse crisis; calls for help from laity
SMCC thumb.jpg PA BISHOPS PLEDGE SUPPORT FOR INDEPENDENT COMPENSATION PROGRAM

09/21/2018
Statement released in unison Sept. 21
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09/20/2018
Servers represented seven Erie-area parishes
IMG_9398thumb.jpg PARISHIONERS ACROSS DIOCESE TAKE PART IN DAY OF PRAYER

09/18/2018
Bishop Lawrence Persico set aside the day for anyone to visit churches and make a personal, prayerful response to the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church
safety doors thumbnail.jpg ERIE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AWARDS GRANT FOR SCHOOL SAFETY

09/14/2018
For the first time, the Erie Community Foundation is financially supporting a school safety project.
2015 nfp camp_004thumb.jpg NFP FAMILY CAMPOUT AND PICNIC BRINGS TOGETHER FAITH, FAMILY AND FUN

09/05/2018
Weekend event includes Mass, picnic and hike
VanSickle and Gramata cns body.jpg Faith Magazine Feature: A VICTIM, A BISHOP AND A PASTOR: THREE PERSPECTIVES

09/04/2018
Chaz Muth of Catholic News Service followed a victim of clergy sex abuse across the commonwealth as he met with his bishop and the pastor of his former parish
Thumb-BishopAtHome-028a.jpg BISHOP PERSICO CALLS FOR CREATION OF COMPENSATION FUND

08/30/2018
Committed to working towards justice for victims
IMG_6782thumb.jpg NEW SCHOOL YEAR BRINGS CHANGES TO DIOCESAN SCHOOLS

08/28/2018
Students will see new leadership, added security at some schools
IMG_6758thumb.jpg NEW ACADEMIC YEAR BEGINS FOR HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS THROUGHOUT DIOCESE

08/27/2018
Day filled with laughs, prayer and homework
thumbnail of videos.jpg CLERICAL SEX ABUSE AND ONE VICTIM'S JOURNEY

08/24/2018
Videos feature interview with Bishop Lawrence Persico
thumbnail of grand jury conference.jpg 'HUMBLED AND SORROWFUL,’ BISHOP WELCOMES RELEASE OF GRAND JURY REPORT
Bishop Persico pledges continued transparency in child abuse crisis
08/14/2018
PA Attorney General's Office releases grand jury report; Erie bishop pledges continued vigilance
IMG_8986_thumb.jpg BISHOP PERSICO WORKS TO PREPARE HIS PEOPLE FOR GRAND JURY REPORT

08/13/2018
All pastors in the 13-county diocese were asked to read a letter at Mass
Washek Deacon Stephen thumb.jpg DIOCESE NAMES FAITH FORMATION DIRECTOR

08/07/2018
Deacon Stephen Washek accepts post
StPeter_thumb.jpg ST. PETER CATHEDRAL MARKS 125th ANNIVERSARY

08/06/2018
Bells ring in celebration of the mother church
bishopdeaconmass_thumb.jpg MASS HONORS 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF RESTORATION OF PERMANENT DIACONATE

08/06/2018
More than 65 men currently serving in the active permanent diaconate in Diocese of Erie
swantekmilestonemass_thumb.jpg MASSES CELEBRATE MILESTONE WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES

08/06/2018
More than 80 couples attend a special Mass at St. George Parish in Erie
Barbedwire_thumb.jpg BISHOP PERSICO CELEBRATES MASS AT SCI MERCER

08/03/2018
Two men baptized, four confirmed
USCCB.gif USCCB PRESIDENT ISSUES STATEMENT CONCERNING MORAL FAILURES

08/01/2018
McCarrick revelations cause
thumbnail bishop, cns.jpg REDACTED CLERGY SEX ABUSE REPORT MAY BE RELEASED BY AUG. 8
Erie bishop pushes for transparency
07/30/2018
PA Supreme Court orders grand jury report to be released with some names concealed until further review.
thumbnail_bishop.JPG BISHOP PERSICO CONCURS WITH AG ABOUT RELEASE OF GRAND JURY REPORT

07/27/2018
Erie Bishop Persico supports AG's efforts to expedite release of grand jury report.
MusicOnTheHill2_thumb.jpg MUSIC ON THE HILL INSPIRES CROWD

07/24/2018
Concert sponsored by ministry for people with intellectual, developmental disabilities
nfp-2018-poster-en-2-page-0thumb.jpg TWO EVENTS CELEBRATED AT ST. PETER CATHEDRAL

07/24/2018
NFP Awareness Week and Humanae vitae's 50th anniverary noted
Anniversary Masses 2013 033 thumb.jpg COUPLES INVITED TO CELEBRATE WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES

07/18/2018
Registration now open
SMCC thumb.jpg DIOCESE OF ERIE UPDATES ITS LIST OF PUBLIC DISCLOSURES

07/18/2018
This is the second update since names were first published in April
Lathan and Coletta.JPG TWO PRINCIPALS NAMED TO ERIE CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

07/13/2018
New principals named to Catholic schools
dioseal. thumbnail.jpg PRIESTS APPOINTED, ONE RETIRES

07/09/2018
Bishop makes priest appointments
teachers listening.JPG TEACHERS TRAIN TO BE PRINCIPALS, LEADERS

06/28/2018
New principal certification program begins.
YoungChurch.jpg THE YOUNG CHURCH
Exploring the role of young people in the Catholic Church
06/27/2018
College student interviews young people and youth leaders in the Diocese of Erie.
PullingStrings.jpg PULLING STRINGS TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE

06/27/2018
Creating jewelry with donated guitar strings helps breast cancer patients, survivors
thumbnail_bishop.JPG BISHOP PERSICO MAINTAINS COMMITMENT TO TRANSPARENCY IN CHILD ABUSE CASES

06/22/2018
Bishop Persico pledges transparency in child abuse cases, despite court stay.
thumbnail_FLcloses.jpg CATHOLIC NEWSPAPER PRESENCE ENDS IN DIOCESE
News site launches upon newspaper closing
06/22/2018
FaithLife newspaper ends, but online news site begins.
thumbnail_cpa.JPG DIOCESAN PUBLICATIONS WIN NATIONAL PRESS AWARDS

06/21/2018
Diocesan newspaper, magazine win awards.
thumbnail_ord2018.JPG DIOCESE CELEBRATES NEW PRIESTS

06/20/2018
Priests ordained for 13-county diocese
thumbnail_Serra.jpg Serra honors, clergy, religious, lay person

06/08/2018
Serra Club honorees
thumbnail_jub.JPG Sisters celebrate milestone anniversaries

06/07/2018
Many sisters celebrate jubilees in the diocese.
thumbnail_bishop.JPG A Voice for Victims: Attorney general, bishop discuss protection of children in wake of abuse charges against priest

05/23/2018
Bishop Lawrence Persico and Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro met in Erie May 16 to share their common concern for the victims of sexual abuse.
thumbnail_down2.JPG Mother and son show beauty of Down syndrome

05/09/2018
When Diana Englund of Erie learned that her newborn son Nathan had Down syndrome, she worried about how people would treat him.
thumbnail_ruskin.JPG Lucinda students recognized for cursive talent

05/01/2018
Eleven-year-old Lily Bell poises her pencil just above the faint blue line of dashes on the off-white page. She moves the lead tip to begin writing the first word of St . John’s verse about the law of love:
thumbnail_HelpingHands.JPG Couple honored with Helping Hands Award

04/19/2018
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Erie to honor couple with its prestigious award May 12 at Erie’s Bayfront Convention Center
thumbnail_PolicyUpdate.JPG Diocese confronts sex abuse history, updates child protection policy

04/06/2018
The Diocese of Erie—as part of a sweeping update to its Policy for the Protection of Children—announced on April 6 the names of 34 priests and 17 lay men and women who have been credibly accused
thumbnail_AllAreWelcome.jpg FAITH MAGAZINE: Disabilities Ministries offers insights for parishioners

04/01/2018
“If you haven’t rolled in someone else’s wheels — or you haven’t walked in their shoes — then you can’t appreciate how sometimes, without meaning to, you can be condescending or arrogant,” says Michele
thumbnail_opioid.jpg Diocese responds to opioid epidemic

03/28/2018
The Diocese of Erie creates the Opioid Task Force of the Diocese of Erie to inform clergy about the growing epidemic of addiction.
thumbnail_hospice.JPG Hospice care offers hope and help

03/27/2018
For Lisa To, “everyday heroes” in life are those families and caregivers who accompany the terminally ill. A nurse the past 32 years, To has spent the past five years as executive director of Hospice of
thumbnail_gunviolence.JPG ‘God still has a presence in this…’ Students, bishops stand against gun violence

03/14/2018
Sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders at St. Luke School hold a prayer service to remember the 17 victims of the recent school shooting in Florida.
thumbnail_down.jpg Diocese advocates for Down syndrome legislation

03/13/2018
The Office of Social Justice and Life and the Office of Disabilities Ministries of the Diocese of Erie—along with the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference—urge Catholics to advocate for proposed legislation that
Abortions in Pennsylvania drop, but activists remain concerned

01/18/2018
Abortions in Pennsylvania have decreased since 1980, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Yet, pro-life activists in the Erie area remain troubled by the 31,818 abortions performed in the commonwealth in 2015.