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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.


CTNY Awards and Retirement of CTNY President Rev. James Korda

Press Release | Bonnar: “These two new awards are a fitting capstone to Father James Korda’s award-winning career in radio and television ministry. I am grateful to Father Korda for his pioneering work in proclaiming the Gospel and telling the story of our Catholic and interfaith community. He leaves a legacy of communicating the compassionate love of God with innovation and joy.”

National Eucharistic Revival

National Eucharistic Revival Launch on June 19th

Press Release | On Sunday, June 19, 2022, the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, the Diocese of Youngstown will begin its participation in the National Eucharistic Revival. The opening celebration in the Diocese of Youngstown will include Mass at Saint Columba Cathedral with a Eucharistic Procession to follow.