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Bishop Monforton 2018 Easter Message
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 33,769.

 

Mission Statement of the Diocese of Steubenville

“We seek to glorify and to proclaim God through our discipleship, in worship and in community,
with loving service and immense hope found only in Jesus Christ.”

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Grateful to visit with the youth attending the conference from our own St. Bernard Parish in Beverly. Thank you for making the 2 hour plus trip!pic.twitter.com/L6DfkgHBFE

Grateful to visit with the youth attending the conference from our own St. Bernard Parish in Beverly. Thank you for making the 2 hour plus trip! pic.twitter.com/L6DfkgHBFE

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Impressive attendance at the closing Mass for the Franciscan University of Steubenville Youth Conference. God bless our youth.pic.twitter.com/vTmPfFvzlz

Impressive attendance at the closing Mass for the Franciscan University of Steubenville Youth Conference. God bless our youth. pic.twitter.com/vTmPfFvzlz

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After a full day of meetings, we gathered for Mass this evening at St. Pius X Parish in Ft. Lauderdale. #USCCB18 @USCCB @DioStPetepic.twitter.com/0V4w9Z2bZs

After a full day of meetings, we gathered for Mass this evening at St. Pius X Parish in Ft. Lauderdale. #USCCB18 @USCCB @DioStPete pic.twitter.com/0V4w9Z2bZs

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Questions on sexuality loom large ahead of youth synod

Vatican City, Jun 19, 2018 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- According to the official working document for the upcoming synod of bishops on youth, the major questions for young people ahead of the October discussion surround issues of sexuality and gender, the role of women and the desire for a Church that knows how to listen.

The “instrumentum laboris” for the Oct. 3-28 Synod of Bishops on “Young People, the Faith and the Discernment of Vocation,” was published June 19, and includes contributions from both young people themselves, and bishops conferences.

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Pope Francis: God works in mysterious ways – trust him

Vatican City, Jun 17, 2018 / 03:14 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Sunday Pope Francis compared the action of grace to the growth of seeds planted in a garden, saying God often works in ways that are both unknown and surprising, but which always bring fruit, and because of this it is important to always trust and never lose faith.

In his June 17 Angelus address, the pope noted that if one looks back at history, it can seem like the world is going “in an opposite direction to the design of the heavenly Father, who wants justice, brotherhood and peace for all of his children.”

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Pope says abortion of sick, disabled children reflects Nazi mentality

Vatican City, Jun 16, 2018 / 08:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a speech to a family association Saturday, Pope Francis again stressed that God's vision of the family is between a man and a woman, and compared the abortion of children who are sick or disabled to a Nazi mentality.

“I've heard that it's fashionable, or at least usual, that when in the first few months of pregnancy they do studies to see if the child is healthy or has something, the first offer is: let's send it away,” the pope said June 16, referring to the trend of aborting sick or disabled children.

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