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News Release | Servant of God Rhoda Wise

Servant of God Rhoda Wise was a Canton woman of heroic virtue and holiness who died in 1948. Her life is under investigation for possible Beatification and Canonization.

New Department of Communications and Personnel Appointments

Press Release | The Most Rev. David J. Bonnar, Bishop of Youngstown, has established a new Department of Communications for the Diocese of Youngstown, effective July 1, 2022, integrating all communications and publishing operations, including internal and external communications as well as operations and personnel of The Catholic Exponent (the diocesan newspaper) and the Catholic Telecommunications Network of Youngstown (CTNY, the diocese’s radio, television, and multimedia ministry).


Msgr. John Zuraw Appointed Vicar General

Press Release | The Most Reverend David J. Bonnar, Bishop of Youngstown, announces the appointment of Msgr. John Zuraw as a Vicar General, effective July 1, 2022, with responsibilities as Moderator of Parish, School, and Ministerial Leadership and for external operations of the diocese. Msgr. Robert Siffrin will also continue to serve as Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia, with responsibilities for internal operations of the diocese.

Closing of St. Barbara School

Press Release | The Most Reverend David J. Bonnar, Bishop of Youngstown, has approved the request of Very Rev. Canon Maciej (Matthew) Mankowski, pastor of St. Barbara School in Massillon, and the Diocese of Youngstown’s Office of Catholic Schools, to close St. Barbara School, effective immediately.