Who Is First in Your Life?

The issue of financial manipulation at the expense of others is a rampant problem. We read of CEOs embezzling funds, individuals overspending and then declaring bankruptcy, businesses charging high interest rates on credit cards. The kind of manipulative behavior of the dishonest steward in our Gospel this Sunday is not so uncommon. What is perhaps […]

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Century Club II Annual Gathering

On behalf of all the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown, Sr Nancy Dawson invites the members of Century Club II to our Ursuline Motherhouse for the annual Century Club Mass and brunch as a way of offering our thanks for their generosity during the past year. This 2010 year is a special time for the Ursuline […]

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Seeking the Lost

This is the time of year when parishes wake up from a long summer nap and get cracking. Vacationers return and we are glad to see them and each other. Parish Lifelong Faith Formation programs crank back up and DREs and catechists  are busy organizing classes and greeting the kids. The choir starts practicing again […]

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Charter School Leaps from ‘Academic Watch’ to ‘Excellent’

For many Ohio school districts, it can take years to reach “excellent” status on the state-issued report cards. One local school made the leap in just 12 months. Administrators and teachers with the Youngstown Community School learned late last week their facility jumped from “academic watch” for year 2008-09 to “excellent” for year 2009-10. The […]

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Discipleship – At What Cost?

What do you find hard to let go of? What sort of things make it hard for you to be a disciple? In today’s selection from Luke’s Gospel, Jesus laid out three “trip wires” for discipleship: attachment to family, the hard consequences of discipleship, and attachment to possessions. All three have a caveat. If someone […]

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