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thumbnail_down2.JPG Mother and son show beauty of Down syndrome

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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.