“All Options” and an Audit for Diocese of Steubenville
Bishop Monforton has launched an audit, and has said he will consider all options about the future of the Diocese of Steubenville.
The Youngstown Option
I was accused of agitating for merging part of the Diocese of Steubenville with Youngstown rather than Columbus. I review my writings and respond.
Untruths Included in Columbus College of Consultors Discussion
The College of Consultors of Columbus met to discuss the merger of the Diocese of Steubenville with the Diocese of Columbus, but untruths were included
BISHOP MONFORTON DELAYS VOTE AT USCCB!
Bishop Jeffrey Monforton requested that the discussion and vote at the USCCB about the extinctive merger of Steubenville into Columbus be removed.
OSV News Publishes “An Open Letter…”
OSV News published an open letter to the priests of Steubenville from a priest in a nearby diocese.
The Pillar Podcast on Diocesan Mergers and Steubenville
JD Flynn and Ed Condon talk about the nature of a diocese and the potential merger of Steubenville into Columbus on The Pillar Podcast.
Columbus Closing Parishes — Lots of them.
The Diocese of Columbus is closing 20 percent of its parishes next year, as the Church is considering merging the Diocese of Steubenville into Columbus.
Steubenville Priests Send Letter; Other Dioceses Worried?
Eighteen priests and deacons of Steubenville sent a letter to bishops asking them to delay the vote on the suppression of Steubenville
Pray the Rosary for the Diocese of Steubenville Sunday, November 13
Join us on Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. to pray the Rosary, asking the Immaculate Heart of Mary to intercede for the Diocese of Steubenville.
Bishop Fails To Address Reasons for Potential Diocesan Merger
Bishop Monforton’s article in the recent Steubenville Register about the potential suppression of the Diocese of Steubenville fails to answer questions.
Q and A with Bishop Monforton Doesn’t Help, Really
Bishop Monforton gave a Q and A in the Steubenville Register. His answers didn’t really help the concerns about the suppression of the Diocese of Steubenville
Letter to Bishops of Ohio and Others
The text of the letter I wrote to the bishops of Ohio, plus the president of the USCCB and the Apostolic Nuncio in Washington, opposing the merger.
Declining Mass Attendance?
Bishop Monforton cited declining Mass attendance as part of the reason to suppress the Diocese of Steubenville. But this also doesn’t stand up to scrutiny.
OSV News Editorial Misses the Mark
The editors of OSV pusblished an editorial about the potential merger of Steubenville into Columbus. The editorial misses the mark on many points.
A Tale of Two Surveys
A group of faithful have a survey concerning merging the Diocese of Steubenville into Columbus. It is different from the Diocese’ own survey.
A Priest Shortage? Not in Steubenville.
Bishop Monforton cited a shortage of priests in the Diocese of Steubenville as one of the reasons for the merger, but the numbers tell a different story.
Pillar Update Brings Stunning New Information
The Pillar’s latest reporting on the plan to suppress the Diocese of Steubenville raises more questions than it answers about Bishop Monforton’s decision
The Population and Job Growth Question
Bishop Monforton presented the declines in population and job growth in the 13 counties of the Diocese of Steubenville as a reason to suppress the Diocese. This just doesn't make sense with what's obviously happening in the city of Steubenville and the larger region....
"As I am honored to be your shepherd, as well as fellow Christian, together let us embark into a challenging world with the joy of the Gospel and eternal hope in Jesus Christ."
– Most Rev. Jeffrey Monforton, The Steubenville Register, September 2, 2022