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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.
Mail chimp local2 Bishop talks to young adults 1.jpeg BISHOP PERSICO MEETS CATHOLIC YOUNG ADULTS AT BREWERIE

11/25/2019
This year's final Theology on Tap provided insights into bishop's activites
mail chimp faith formation.jpg FAITH FORMATION TEAM OFFERS 'A SEAT AT THE TABLE'

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
in story tech pope story.jpg POPE CALLS ON LEADERS, TECH GIANTS TO PROTECT CHILDREN ONLINE

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
Mail chimp for day of the dead2).jpg DIA DE LOS MUERTOS

11/18/2019
November is a month to remember those who have died
Brandenburg gate international - mail chimp.jpg WORLD REMEMBERS 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FALL OF BERLIN WALL

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.
IGC logo for mail chimp local story.png #iGIVECATHOLIC TO DEBUT IN DIOCESE OF ERIE ON GIVING TUESDAY

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
dreamstime_xxl_138900796 (2).jpg PANEL: 'NONES' MAKE UP BIGGER PERCENTAGE OF POPULATION THAN EVER BEFORE

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.
4 deacons with bishop, angle shot.jpg Permanent deacons ordained for Diocese of Erie
Bishop describes diaconate as 'vital ministry'
06/04/2019
Four men are ordained permanent deacons for the 13-county diocese
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
Bishop at Bicentennial Tower, Erie, 2017, Mark Fainstein.jpg Truth in Charity (June) -- A message from Bishop Lawrence Persico
Say 'yes' to new faith opportunities
06/01/2019
Bishop Persico encourages others to seize faith opportunities
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.
Bishop at Bicentennial Tower Erie 2017 Mark Fainstein.jpg Truth in Charity -- A message from Bishop Lawrence Persico
Today's church needs Resurrection story
04/20/2019
Bishop Persico shares his Easter message of hope.
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.
chrism.JPG BISHOP BLESSES OILS AT CHRISM MASS

04/17/2019
Priests also renew vows at annual event
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
PA-68 (1 of 1).JPG THE WINNING STREAK CONTINUES FOR KENNEDY CATHOLIC

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
Survivors' Reparation Fund_thumb.jpg FUND FOR ABUSE VICTIMS LAUNCHED ON BEHALF OF DIOCESE OF ERIE

02/15/2019
Fund part of the diocese’s ongoing efforts to address the emotional, psychological and pastoral needs of survivors of abuse
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
altar servers  st thumb.jpg ALTAR SERVERS RECOGNIZED

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.