County: Stark

Headshot of DANA

Love for Canton keeps bringing Irish composer back

Dana Scallon, known professionally as DANA, has had a very successful music career in her home country of Ireland and around the world. But, this career that has brought her multiple times to Canton and caused her to open her company, DS Music Productions, there, almost didn’t happen.

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Sunday Mass October 1, 2023

This Sunday, October 1, 2023 at Society of St. Paul Monastery, Msgr. John Zuraw celebrates Mass for The Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, with Natalia Wells as lector, Christine Langer as cantor, and Ralph Holtzhauser as the organist. Sunday Masses for The Diocese of Youngstown are prerecorded and posted on Youtube and at

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We are called to choose life.

From the child in the womb to the migrant fleeing violence or environmental disaster, from women and families in poverty to the prisoner on death row—we are called to choose life and help it flourish. 

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Black and white photo of the damage at St. Patrick's.

Out of the Fire

Nearly three years after its fire, St. Patrick Parish is making final repairs. Read more about local parishes that have been affected by fires.

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Parent holds child's hand

Vote “No” in November

Defeating the proposed Ohio Constitutional amendment on abortion this election day, November 7, won’t be easy—but Catholic leaders and other concerned Ohioans are hopeful that when the “extremist” nature of the proposal is known, many voters will rise in opposition.

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Statue of Saint Francis of Assisi at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish, Lowellville

About Saint Francis of Assisi

In the Diocese of Youngstown, a newly merged parish in Canton was designated St. Francis of Assisi Parish earlier this year. Various religious communities of women and men bearing the name of Francis have, over the decades, served Catholics in many ministries in the Franciscan spirit. 

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Headshot of Dr. Jim King. Photo by Brian Keith

Meet Dr. Jim King

For Dr. Jim King, associate superintendent for Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Youngstown, Catholic education needs some updating. While King has plenty of responsibilities, his biggest goal for the immediate future is reinvigorating the mission of Catholic schools. 

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