News & Press Releases
Robert (R.J.) Mangan named Director of Peace and Justice for Catholic Charities, Diocese of Youngstown
Press Release | Catholic Charities, Diocese of Youngstown announces the hiring of Robert (R.J.) Mangan to the newly-created position of Director of Peace and Justice. He began his tenure with Catholic Charities on July 25, 2022.
New Name for Our Lady of Hope Parish (Andover-Kinsman)
Press Release | After a period of consultation and prayer, the Most Rev. David J. Bonnar, Bishop of Youngstown, announces the new name of Our Lady of Hope Parish in Andover and Kinsman.
Rev. Marian Babjak and Christ Our Savior Parish Struthers
News Release | The Diocese of Youngstown announces the findings of an independent investigation concerning a November 2021 allegation against Father Marian Babjak.
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.