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“Laudato Si’:” Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter On Care for Our Common Home Print E-mail
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 14:20

Caring for creation is nothing new for Christians. Looking back to the very origins of our faith in the book of Genesis, we see that we are responsible for being good stewards of the natural world in order to protect God’s creation and ensure that the gifts of creation benefit all and serve future generations.

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Religious Freedom or Freedom of Worship? Print E-mail
Friday, 31 July 2015 13:57

At the end of the American Revolutionary War, the Founding Fathers made this sentence part of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution:


Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…

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Bishop Murry’s Statement regarding the Supreme Court Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage Print E-mail
Friday, 03 July 2015 13:33

June 26, 2015


Today’s Supreme Court’s ruling which clears the way for same-sex marriage was expected but unfortunate. Within the Judeo-Christian tradition, marriage is a permanent commitment between one man and one woman. As Catholics, we believe that to be God’s design for humanity. In keeping with the Scriptures, therefore, the Church will continue to encourage traditional marriage and support all families that want to grow in God’s grace.


While the Church disagrees with same-sex marriage, it is important to reaffirm that disagreement about an issue is not disrespect of a person. People with same-sex attractions, as all people, are created and loved by God and every human life is valuable from conception to natural death. Consequently, same-sex attracted people are and always will be welcome in the churches of the Diocese of Youngstown, where the saving words of Jesus Christ can be heard every day.

 
‘Trusting in Christ’: The Pastoral Plan Print E-mail
Friday, 03 July 2015 13:30

Feast of Pentecost

Brothers and Sisters in Christ,


I am pleased to present to you the new pastoral plan for the Diocese of Youngstown, Trusting in Christ: A Call to Discipleship. This plan is the result of months of consultation with clergy and laity representing all ages throughout the diocese.

 

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