Homily | Opening Mass for Synod on Synodality

Bishop Bonar Crosier - Top

Bishop Bonnar: “The Synod on Synodality . . . is the continuation of Pope Francis’ missionary dream seeking to bring the Good News to the world, especially to the peripheries with the hope of bringing renewal to the Church, a renewal that breathes new life and change into the Church from the Holy Spirit.”

Column | Pastoral Planning: Moving Forward Together

Bishop Bonnar

Bishop Bonnar: “I know that we have a rich past filled with special memories, many of which involve our church buildings. I believe our future can be just as rich if we keep our eyes fixed on Jesus and invest our efforts in becoming missionary disciples.”

Column | Things Are Not What They Used to Be

Bishop Bonnar

Bishop Bonnar: “Our local Church, the Diocese of Youngstown, finds herself in a time of change. Things are not what they used to be. My late predecessor, Bishop George Murry, knew this so well when a few years ago he established a Regional Plan for parishes and providing for the needs of the faithful. . . . As we have fewer and fewer priests for ministry, time is of the essence. We cannot stand still.”