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Diocese of Steubenville Official Website
The Diocese of Steubenville is an ecclesiastical division of the Church governed and administered by a bishop who is subject to the ultimate authority of the Holy Father. The Diocese is the local Church, the People of God, all of whom assist the Bishop in the administration of the Diocese. A diocese usually receives its name from the See City and ordinarily the Bishop resides in that city.
The Diocese of Steubenville comprises thirteen counties in Eastern Ohio. They are Athens, Belmont, Carroll, Gallia, Guernsey, Harrison, Jefferson, Lawrence, Meigs, Morgan, Monroe, Noble and Washington. This territory comprises 5,913 square miles with a total population of 508,406 according to the 2012 federal census estimates. The Catholic Diocese of Steubenville was established on October 21, 1944 and the Most Reverend John King Mussio was appointed the first Bishop on March 16, 1945. The Catholic population is approximately 35,603.
Bishop Monforton's Blog on Pope's Visit
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Papal Visit 2015 - Video Clips and Highlights
Information regarding the Diocesan Respect Life Conference Saturday, October 10th, 2015
Ohio Bishops' Response to Supreme Court Decision Regarding Same-Sex Marriage
Laudato Si, Bishop's comment on the Pope's Encyclical letter
Year of Consecrated Life November 29th, 2014 - February 2nd, 2016
Steubenville Register Website that contains the latest edition
USCCB United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Diocese of Steubenville
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P.O. Box 969
Steubenville, Ohio 43952-5969
Bishop Monforton's Twitter Feed
10/02/15 7:46 am
"Be intent on things above rather than on things of earth." (Col 3) Our priorities define us.Read More
09/30/15 5:35 am
Self-absorption prevents the entrance of goodness and truth into the heart.Read More
We have been blessed by the visit by a holy pilgrim, the successor of St. Peter, who reminded us both hope and joy are contagious.
09/28/15 7:57 am
We have been blessed by the visit by a holy pilgrim, the successor of St. Peter, who reminded us both hope and joy are contagious.Read More
Vatican News Feed
10/03/15 3:10 pm
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis is presiding over a prayer vigil in St. Peterâs Square, Â ahead of the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family, which is set to begin on Sunday morning in the Vatican.
The outdoor vigil on Saturday evening Â has drawn tens of thousands of faithful, many of whom have been present in the Square since the afternoon for a pre-vigil programme.Read More
10/03/15 10:04 am
(Vatican Radio)Â Pope Francis on Saturday held an audience with the members of the Banco Alimentare, a charitable network which redistributes unused food products to the poor and needy.
Founded in 1989 by Sir Danilo Fossati and Father Luigi Giussani, Â Banco Alimentare is a Food Bank whose charitable efforts promote the recovery of excess food and redistribute it to charitable structures within Italy.Â Around 2,000 volunteers per day work to redistribute unused food, helping nearly 2 million people.Read More
10/03/15 8:38 am
(Vatican Radio) The director of the Holy See press office Father Federico Lombardi on Saturday reacted to revelations by a high-ranking Vatican official that he is in a gay relationship.43 year old Polish Monsignor Krzysztof Charamsa has been living in Rome for 17 years and has worked at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith since 2003. He also serves as assistant secretary of the International Theological Commission and teaches theology at two of Romeâs Pontifical universities , the Gregorian and the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum.In the brief statement, Fr Lombardi said âthe decision to make such a pointed statement on the eve of the opening of the Synod appears very serious and irresponsible, since it aims to subject the Synod assembly to undue media pressureâ. He added that Msgr. Charamsa âwill certainly be unable to continue to carry out his previous work in the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and the Pontifical universities, while the other aspects of his situation shall remain the competence of his diocesan Ordinaryâ.Please find below the statement by the director of the Holy See press office Father Federico Lombardi:With regard to the declarations and interview given by Msgr. Krzystof Charamsa it should be observed that, notwithstanding the respect due to the events and personal situations, and reflections on the issue, the decision to make such a pointed statement on the eve of the opening of the Synod appears very serious and irresponsible, since it aims to subject the Synod assembly to undue media pressure. Msgr. Charamsa will certainly be unable to continue to carry out his previous work in the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and the Pontifical universities, while the other aspects of his situation shall remain the competence of his diocesan Ordinary.(from Vatican Radio)Read More