Friday, March 17, 2017



Fifth annual Evening of Confession draws faithful to reconciliation

Priests across the Diocese of Cleveland spent three hours, 5-8 p.m., on Wednesday, March 15, in the confessionals at every church in the diocese for the fifth annual Evening of Confession. For the first time, the neighboring Diocese of Youngstown also participated.

"This is definitely something that I think we should continue to do," said Father Sean Ralph, administrator of the Cathedral of St. John . . .

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Bishop Daniel Thomas to celebrate St. Patrick's Day Mass before 175th annual parade

Back in 1842, five years before the Diocese of Cleveland was established, Father Peter McLaughlin organized the earliest-known St. Patrick's Day Parade in the city. Father McLaughlin, a proponent of temperance (abstaining from alcohol), was Cleveland's third resident priest.

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Cleveland Central Catholic senior wins Youth of the Year Award

Cleveland Central Catholic senior Miryne Thomas is the recipient of the Youth of the Year Award given by the Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland at a special, "Breakfast of Champions" ceremony held the morning of March 10.

Thomas is a student leader, member of the boys' basketball team . . .

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Archdiocese announces beatification date for Oklahoma priest


WASHINGTON (CNS) - The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City announced that one its native sons, Father Stanley Rother, a North American priest who worked in Guatemala and was brutally murdered there in 1981, will be beatified Sept. 23 in Oklahoma.

"It's official! Praised be Jesus Christ! Archbishop Coakley received . . .

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Bishops say U.S. must address needs of immigrants, show compassion


WASHINGTON (CNS) - While one Catholic archbishop was urging a fix to the country's immigration laws before a Catholic crowd, another was pleading with the government not to separate mothers from their children while in immigration detention, and yet another, a cardinal, was accompanying a grandfather to an appointment that could have resulted in his deportation.

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And finally...


Did you know that on March 18, the Catholic Action Commission of Lorain County will hold their annual Peace & Justice Dinner at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Elyria?

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Read the latest edition of

Northeast Ohio Catholic!


In this issue of Northeast Ohio Catholic magazine, take a look at the highlights of Bishop Richard Lennon's 10 years in Cleveland and meet Toledo Bishop Daniel Thomas who was appointed as apostolic administrator of the diocese.

Click HERE for digital page-turn edition.



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