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Faithful Invited to Fast and Pray Rosary this Friday, May 13th

In the midst of current tensions Catholics are fasting and praying the Rosary

In response to the leak of a draft opinion in the U.S. Supreme Court case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, some abortion advocates are calling for nationwide demonstrations, disruptions of church services, and the personal intimidation of specific Supreme Court justices. Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities invited the faithful to unite in fasting and prayer.

Catholic Conference of Ohio joins calls for Prayers for Peace in Ukraine

  • Posted: Feb. 25, 2022
  • Categories: News, Peace

The Catholic Conference of Ohio joins the Most Reverend Bohdan Danylo of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of St. Josaphat in Parma and the Holy Father in calls for peace in Ukraine.  

The Holy Father Pope Francis encourages believers in a special way to dedicate themselves intensely to prayer and fasting for peace in Ukraine on Ash Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, echoed the call from the Holy Father for prayer and fasting to end the war in Ukraine. 

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About the Eparchy of St. Josaphat in Parma
The St. Josaphat Eparchy in Parma is a Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church eparchy with parishes in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio, western Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and West Virginia. There are 10 parishes located throughout Ohio serving Akron, Austintown, Cleveland, Rossford, Solon and Youngstown with St. Josaphat Cathedral located in Parma. In large part because of Ohio’s over 80,000 person Ukrainian population, both immigrants and descendants, the Catholic Eparchy of Saint Josaphat in Parma was established in 1983 by Pope John Paul II. As one of the nine Catholic Bishops of Ohio, Bishop Danylo serves on the board of directors for the Catholic Conference of Ohio. The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church is a Byzantine Rite Eastern Catholic church in full communion with the worldwide Catholic Church. 


Day of Prayer for Peace in Ukraine

  • Posted: Jan. 26, 2022
  • Categories: News, Peace

The USCCB joined Pope Francis in urging Catholics in the U.S. to pray for peace in Ukraine. As concerns grow over the massive build-up of Russian military forces and equipment on Ukraine's border, the Catholics bishops of Ukraine and Poland called on the international community to 'actively support those under threat in all possible ways.' The U.S. Bishops' Chariman for International Justice and Peace appealed to all leaders to respect the territorial integrity and political independence of Ukraine. We pray that constructive dialogue may produce a just peace for the people of Ukraine.   

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"My friends, we cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion in any form and yet claim to defend the sacredness of every human life." 
Pope Francis, June 2020

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