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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.
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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
422 Washington Street
P.O. Box 969
Steubenville, Ohio 43952-5969
Bishop Monforton's Twitter Feed
To respect all human life from conception to natural death communicates to God that we as his people appreciate this irreplaceable gift.
09/03/15 6:50 am
To respect all human life from conception to natural death communicates to God that we as his people appreciate this irreplaceable gift.Read More
09/01/15 5:36 am
We may make the mistake to give up on God but God does not give up on us.Read More
We pray for our fellow Christian brothers and sisters who remain silent about their Baptismal calling. May we gently guide them to Jesus.
08/30/15 7:55 am
We pray for our fellow Christian brothers and sisters who remain silent about their Baptismal calling. May we gently guide them to Jesus.Read More
Vatican News Feed
09/03/15 9:17 am
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis met Israelâs President Reuven Rivlin in the Vatican on Thursday (3rd August) and held talks that focused on the situation in the Middle East and bilateral relations.Â
A statement was issued afterwards by the Holy Seeâs Press Office which said that in addition to meeting Pope Francis, the Israeli Head of State also held talks afterwards with the (Vatican) Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, accompanied by the Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Paul Gallagher.Read More
09/03/15 9:12 am
(Vatican Radio) Promote the rights of Christian citizens of the Middle East, and bring an end to persecution.
This was the message Father Miguel Ãngel Ayuso Guixot, M.C.C.I., the Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, brought to the âInterreligious Meeting on Supporting Citizenship Rights and Peaceful Coexistence: Challenges, Practices and Open Questionsâ which took place in Athens on September 2-3. The meeting was organized by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and KAICIID, and interreligious forum founded in 2012 by Saudi Arabia, Austria, and Spain.Read More
The Pope to Schoenstatt priests: “keep your ear to God's heart and your hand on the pulse of the time”
09/03/15 8:57 am
Vatican City, 3 September 2015 (VIS) â Contemplation, service, fraternity â three facets of priestly life that Pope Francis proposed to the participants in the general chapter of the Schoenstatt Fathers. The Apostolic Schoenstatt Movement was founded on 18 October 1914 by Fr. Jose Kentenich as a path of spiritual renewal within the Catholic Church, and his name is drawn from the Marian shrine near Koblenz, Germany, which houses the image of Our Lady, and where there are the head offices of the movement's communities, now present in 42 countries. The Secular Institute of Schoenstatt Fathers was instituted by Fr. Jose Kentenich on 18 July 1965, in the service of the Apostolic Movement.
The Pope remarked that, after these years of progress, their concern is to âkeep alive your foundational charism and the ability to communicate it to the young, so as to continue to inspire and support your lives and your mission. You are aware that a charism is not a museum piece, that remains intact in a display cabinet, to be contemplated alone. Fidelity, keeping the charism pure, does not in any way mean closing it in a sealed bottle, like distilled water, so that it is not contaminated by the outside world. â¦ Fr. Kentenich expressed this very well when he said that it was necessary to keep an ear to God's heart and a hand on the pulse of the time. â¦ These are the two pillars of an authentic spiritual lifeâ.Read More