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Cathedral plans to be unveiled

June 20, 2013

STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville Bishop Jeffrey M. Monforton will open the second-annual Fortnight for Freedom during a 7 p.m. Mass Friday at Holy Name Cathedra....

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Jun-20-13 11:58 AM

Can we please shelve this idiotic cathedral idea? Conlon was an egomaniac who wanted to build a cathedral to his own glory. The diocese is broke and diminishing in population and importance every day.

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Jun-20-13 2:52 PM

Conlon got the bum's rush out of town for his devastation of our small parish churches. Seeing St. Anthony and other churches closed breaks my heart everytime I pass by. The population of Steubenville has shown a steady decrease but those churches were well attended and supported by their parishoners. We don't need a million dollar cathedral as a monument to the destruction of our parish churches.

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Jun-20-13 6:28 PM

The problem I see is that the reason why these churches were closed is still here. In 5-10 years there will not be enough priests to man all the churches that are open today, forget about the many that have already closed. I would say that in the last 10 years over 10 churches have closed in the diocese, not just St. Anthony. Smithfield, Piney Fork, Bellire, 213 church, etc. We have had about 3 new priests and over 10 retirements or deaths of priests. A bigger church (600-800) people with 2 priests will help the problem.

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Jun-21-13 1:15 PM

Why my family withdrew from the US Catholic Church...pyramid building!do the math..dwindling members will be shouldering the burden for millions of dollars...freedom to do what? I am sick of the lies and scandal...Pay and Pray drive-throughs with no accountability.God help us.

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Jun-21-13 9:25 PM

I believe the Bishop should name the church in Marietta (St. Marys) as the cathedral.

Centrally located in the diocese. Save all the money and hollabaloo of building a new church.

And I agree that closing a few more churches will be necessary soon.

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