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Proposed legislation could expand school choice options

State lawmakers are considering legislation that could provide parents with more options for their children’s education, including Catholic, charter and other private schools. “Parents should have a choice when it comes to educating their children,” said Father John Carlin, pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Parma. Eileen Updegrove, principal of the parish school, agrees. […]

Statement of Bishop Daniel E. Thomas, apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Cleveland, regarding racial violence in Charlottesville, VA


We remember those who tragically lost their lives, those who were injured and all those impacted by the brutal effects of violence, racism and hatred so vividly reflected during the events surrounding the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. I invite all Catholics of the Diocese of Cleveland and all people of goodwill in Northeast Ohio […]

Feast of the Assumption is a Holy Day of Obligation on Aug. 15

What does “The Assumption” Mean? by Fr. Larry Rice, CSP On Nov. 1, 1950, Pope Pius XII declared the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which the church celebrates every year on Aug. 15.  Simply put, the Assumption states that at the end of her life, the Blessed Virgin Mary was taken body and soul […]

New website offers information about Bishop-designate Nelson Perez, installation events

Excitement is building throughout the diocese as preparations continue for the Sept. 5 installation of Bishop-designate Nelson Perez. His appointment was announced on July 11. A special website was created,, to keep people in the diocese and beyond up to date on the latest information about the new bishop and plans for his installation. […]

Invitations required for Bishop Nelson Perez installation events

Space, safety and religious reasons cited by diocesan officials It seems like snagging an invitation to new Cleveland Bishop Nelson Perez’s installation liturgy on Sept. 5, or vespers the day before, is the hottest ticket in town. Both are invitation-only events and tickets for assigned seating are required for admission. There are some good reasons […]

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