Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie, Pa., serves 220,000 Catholics in the 13 counties of Northwestern Pennsylvania. © 2020 Saint Peter Cathedral • All rights reserved. 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Ch. Cyclo. A federal lawsuit claiming that the Catholic Diocese of Erie covered up clergy sexual abuse has been put on hold until the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issues a ruling in a similar case. Prince of Peace Center, DIOCESE OF ERIE (ERIENSIS). It is one of seven suffragan sees in Pennsylvania that make up the Ecclesiastical Province of Philadelphia, which is headed by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Ecclesiastical approbation. These facts tell you a little about what we are as a Church. The vicar-general, Very Rev. of Cath. +John M. Farley, Archbishop of New York. Show full articles without "Continue Reading" button for {0} hours. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. Michael O'Connor, the first Bishop of Pittsburg, petitioned the Holy See, through the Fifth Provincial Council of Baltimore, for a division of his diocese, and took for himself the poorest part, and thus became the first Bishop of the Diocese of Erie. The following high schools are operated by the diocese: The diocese also founded Gannon University in Erie. Pope Francis endorses same-sex civil unions for the first time as pope. Erie Catholic Bishop Donald Persico said suspension of all public Masses will remain in effect. Outside the city there were twenty-eight churches, with eleven secular priests and three Benedictines for a Catholic population of 12,000. Dunn, James. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie, Pa., serves 220,000 Catholics in the 13 counties of Northwestern Pennsylvania. "We are certainly paying close attention to the remarks, and look forward to studying and understanding the comments and context more fully," diocesan spokeswoman Anne-Marie Welsh said. After officiating in several parishes he was appointed rector of the diocesan seminary in 1886. May 1, 1909. It was founded on July 29, 1853. Remy Lafort, Censor. For the Episcopal diocese and its bishop, see, Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Province of Philadelphia, Other priests of this diocese who became Bishops. We are educating 5,599 students in elementary, middle and high schools for the 2019-2020 school year. ANALYSIS: Pope Francis endorsed same-sex civil unions. They have 142 students. Pope Francis endorses same-sex civil unions: They 'have the right to be in a family'. Church at 145 West 6th Street, Erie, PA 16501 . I have heard from a few of you concerning the amount of time it is taking to get an offer from the various funds set up by the Dioceses in Pennsylvania for childhood survivors of sexual crimes by priests. Pontiff commented in new documentary. Religious orders were introduced and new institutions arose for the maintenance and spread of religion, and for the enlightenment, and comfort, and shelter of suffering humanity. "[15], On October 17, 2018, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro accepted a guilty plea from former Diocese of Erie priest David Lee Poulson on charges of corruption of minors and endangering the welfare of children. [11] Thirty nine of the accused had their names publicly shown and only two had their names redacted. John E. Fitz Maurice, president of St. Charles's Seminary, Overbrook, Philadelphia, was chosen by the Holy See and consecrated titular Bishop of Amisus with right of succession in Philadelphia, 24 February, 1898.