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Two couples find unusual way of enjoying their summers – in mission Print E-mail
Written by Mary Ellen Pellegrini, Special to the Exponent   
Friday, 20 May 2016 14:10

With summer just around the corner, thoughts of lounging by the beach, touring a new city, exploring the beauty of national parks, or enjoying some home-based R-and-R may be front and center in people’s minds.

For many diocesan Catholics, however, summer means traveling to disaster zones and poverty-stricken areas to help others.

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St. John Paul II transformed papacy, Weigel tells Bp. Franzetta lecture crowd Print E-mail
Written by Pete Sheehan   
Friday, 20 May 2016 14:07

YOUNGSTOWN – The popularity of Pope Francis’ papacy and his Year of Mercy have their roots in Pope John Paul II’s “radical transformation” of the papacy, papal author George Weigel contends.

Weigel, noted scholar and author of a two-volume biography of Pope John Paul II, now St. John Paul II, offered that observation May 3 during the eighth annual Bishop Benedict C. Franzetta Memorial Lecture at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Social Hall here.

 

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Diocese to honor teachers at Golden Apple dinner May 19 Print E-mail
Friday, 06 May 2016 13:53

The diocesan Office of Catholic Schools announced the 2016 recipients of the Golden Apple Award.  The awardees are Joanne Barnhouse, St. Thomas Aquinas Middle School and High School, Louisville; Brooke DeJulia, John F. Kennedy (JFK) Catholic School, Warren; JoAnn Frattaroli, St. Charles School, Boardman; Julianne Grossman, Holy Family School, Poland; Lisa Montgomery, SS. Philip and James, Canal Fulton; Cara Pribula, St. Peter School, Canton; Ursuline Sister Regina Rogers, Ursuline High School, Youngstown.

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Former German exchange student returns to N. Canton to enhance English, theology experience Print E-mail
Written by Ann-Margaret Lambo, Special to the Exponent   
Friday, 20 May 2016 14:03

NORTH CANTON – Sometimes the journey of a lifetime ends up changing life in a myriad of ways.

At least that’s what Florean Schneider would say.  The German young man recently spent six weeks in North Canton as part of his master’s degree work in Catholic theology and English.

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Columbiana St. Jude celebrates half-century of prayer, worship, service Print E-mail
Written by Mary Ellen Pellegrini, Special to the Exponent   
Friday, 06 May 2016 13:52

COLUMBIANA – In January of 1958, Dr. Louis Cosentino joined forces with other local men to form the Columbiana Council of Catholic Men, with the goal “to establish a parish and build a church in Columbiana.”

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