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Bishop Jeffrey Monforton of Steubenville, Ohio, gives the homily during Mass with members of the USCCB Region VI at the Basilica of St. John Lateran on Dec. 10, 2019, during their ad Limina Apostolorum visit.

Steubenville-Columbus diocesan merger halted one week before vote at U.S. bishops’ meeting

Nov 9, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Diocese of Steubenville Bishop Jeffrey Monforton announced Monday that a proposed merger with the Diocese of Columbus will be put... Read more

Holy Name Cathedral in Steubenville, Ohio.

Steubenville diocese faces prospect of union with Columbus with ‘fortitude’

Oct 11, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

Bishop Jeffrey Monforton of Steubenville, Ohio, announced in a message to the diocese on Tuesday that a merger of the... Read more

Bishop-elect Earl K. Fernandes of the Diocese of Columbus, Ohio.

Father Earl Fernandes, son of immigrants from India, named next bishop of Columbus, Ohio

Apr 2, 2022

By Shannon Mullen

Bishop-elect Earl K. Fernandes said Saturday that to his knowledge he will become the first Indian-American Roman Catholic bishop in... Read more

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, left, and Bishop Robert J. Brennan

Pope Francis accepts Brooklyn Bishop DiMarzio’s resignation, names Columbus bishop as successor

Sep 29, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

With 1.5 million Catholics, Brooklyn is the fifth-largest U.S. diocese. Read more

St. Joseph Cathedral in Columbus, Ohio. Credit: Nyttend via Wikimedia (public domain)

Pro-abortion protesters face charges for disrupting Mass in Columbus

Mar 10, 2021

Several pro-abortion protesters who disrupted a pro-life Mass in Columbus, Ohio in January have been charged with misdemeanors and arraigned,... Read more

St. Joseph Cathedral in Columbus, Ohio. Credit: Nyttend via Wikimedia (public domain).

Columbus diocese announces strategic planning initiative

Mar 1, 2021

The Diocese of Columbus announced Monday a strategic planning initiative meant to discern the future of the local Church, encouraging... Read more