The lives of the people of the Diocese of Erie come alive in the storytelling published by nwpaCatholic.com. These feature stories provide an in-depth look at parishioners, clergy, religious, teachers and students, and all of those working in various ministries of the Catholic Church in northwest Pennsylvania. Their lives, and how they intersect with the current issues of the day, inform these stories.

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

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.

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:

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

Gannon students help build house on spring break
Gannon students spend a week in Erie helping to build Gannon’s new St. Joseph House of Faith in Action.

‘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.

Catholic Schools Week 2018: SUCCEED
Athletes from Catholic schools in the Diocese of Erie do their best on and off the field.