News

Read all the news that’s breaking and developing in the 13 counties of the Diocese of Erie.





COUPLES INVITED TO CELEBRATE WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES
(07/18/2018)
Registration now open

DIOCESE OF ERIE UPDATES ITS LIST OF PUBLIC DISCLOSURES
(07/18/2018)
This is the second update since names were first published in April

TWO PRINCIPALS NAMED TO ERIE CATHOLIC SCHOOLS
(07/13/2018)
New principals named to Catholic schools

NEW FUND OFFERS TUITION GRANTS TO ATTEND CATHOLIC SCHOOLS
(07/13/2018)
New fund established to make tuition grants available to students who attend Erie Catholic School System.

PRIESTS APPOINTED, ONE RETIRES
(07/09/2018)
Bishop makes priest appointments

TEACHERS TRAIN TO BE PRINCIPALS, LEADERS
(06/28/2018)
New principal certification program begins.

BISHOP PERSICO MAINTAINS COMMITMENT TO TRANSPARENCY IN CHILD ABUSE CASES
(06/22/2018)
Bishop Persico pledges transparency in child abuse cases, despite court stay.

CATHOLIC NEWSPAPER PRESENCE ENDS IN DIOCESE
(06/22/2018)
FaithLife newspaper ends, but online news site begins.

DIOCESAN PUBLICATIONS WIN NATIONAL PRESS AWARDS
(06/21/2018)
Diocesan newspaper, magazine win awards.

DIOCESE CELEBRATES NEW PRIESTS
(06/20/2018)
Priests ordained for 13-county diocese

Serra honors, clergy, religious, lay person
(06/08/2018)
Serra Club honorees

Sisters celebrate milestone anniversaries
(06/07/2018)
Many sisters celebrate jubilees in the diocese.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

Prom held for people with special needs
(02/28/2018)
The Diocese of Erie’s Office of Disabilities Ministries, volunteers, buddies and family members of those with disabilities participate in prom night experience sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation.

161 journey to Catholic faith
(02/27/2018)
On Feb. 18, the first Sunday of Lent, 161 people in the Diocese of Erie took the next step toward being fully welcomed into the Catholic Church during Rite of Election liturgies in Erie and Ridgway.

Gannon expanding campus in Ruskin, Fla.
(02/16/2018)
Gannon University’s Ruskin, Fla., campus breaks ground on a new 80,000-square-foot building. The structure will house masters’ and doctoral programs in the health service professions.

Rice Bowl begins this Lent
(02/08/2018)
For more than 40 years, Catholics have dropped change into the cardboard Rice Bowl boxes, providing enough money worldwide to assist humanitarian programs and services in up to 45 countries.

FaithLife to cease publication in June
(02/02/2018)
Faith magazine, delivered bi-monthly to parishioners’ homes, will continue to be published. The last issue of the bi-weekly newspaper is June 24.

Bishop makes historic number of priest assignments
(01/31/2018)
Bishop Lawrence Persico announces new priest assignments after an exhaustive two-year study of parishes and schools.

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.