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.
When Diana Englund of Erie learned that her newborn son Nathan had Down syndrome, she worried about how people would treat him.
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:
“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 spend a week in Erie helping to build Gannon’s new St. Joseph House of Faith in Action.
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.
Athletes from Catholic schools in the Diocese of Erie do their best on and off the field.