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Now is not the time to retreat on religious liberty, bishop contends Print E-mail
Written by Pete Sheehan   
Friday, 03 July 2015 13:39

YOUNGSTOWN – Despite challenges to religious liberty, Bishop George V. Murry, S.J., told worshippers at St. Columba Cathedral here June 29, “now is not the time to hide” or retreat.

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Organizers see promising start with first ‘Catholic Man Night’ Print E-mail
Written by Pete Sheehan   
Friday, 03 July 2015 13:38

BOARDMAN – With about 70 men strong at the first diocesan “Catholic Man Night” May 29 at St. Charles Parish here, organizers were pleased and hopeful.

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Deacon Finnerty looks forward to ordination, priestly service Print E-mail
Written by Pete Sheehan   
Friday, 19 June 2015 14:41

YOUNGSTOWN – As Deacon Daniel Finnerty prepares for his imminent ordination to the priesthood, he reflected on when he first decided to pursue that vocation.

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Canton St. Michael Print E-mail
Friday, 03 July 2015 13:35

EDITOR’S NOTE: In 2018, the Diocese of Youngstown will mark its 75th jubilee. Our series of historical parish profiles begins with this issue and will lead up to that celebratory event. The diocese was formed in 1943. It is composed of six counties (Ashtabula, Columbiana, Mahoning, Portage, Stark and Trumbull). Its cathedral, St. Columba, is located in Mahoning County.


The economic upswing and population boost that America enjoyed after World War ll resulted in the founding of a new parish – Canton St. Michael the Archangel. 
In 1952 Msgr. Ferdinand Hartman organized this new parish to serve the growing number of Catholics in the north and west areas of Canton.

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Fr. O’Neill prepares for retirement, looks back at priesthood with gratitude Print E-mail
Written by Pete Sheehan   
Friday, 19 June 2015 14:39

HUBBARD – When he was a student at Youngstown Ursuline High School, young Tim O’Neill wasn’t happy to have his algebra class pre-empted for a talk by the diocesan vocations director.

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