Tribunal Updates – Marriage Tribunal Forms

Effective immediately, no Petitions, Statements of Facts, Petitioner’s and Respondent’s Questionnaires, Witness Questionnaires and other document forms will be accepted by the Maronite Tribunal unless they are the forms currently found on the Maronite Eparchial website ( under the Marriage Tribunal tab. The Maronite Tribunal makes every effort to keep these forms current, and we […]


The Passing Away of Fr. Paul Voida

The Rev. Paul Lewis Voida, 59, of Christy Park (McKeesport, PA), died Monday April 17, 2017. He was born September 17, 1957 in Los Angeles, CA, and was the son of the late Louis and Elaine (Olah) Voida. Father Voida was a Priest for the Romanian Catholic Diocese of Canton, Ohio and served at St. […]


“The Gift” – Bishop John Michael Botean Easter Message 2017

Bishop Botean Easter message 2017 (En) Bishop Botean Easter message 2017 (Ro)


Pope Francis message for the 51 World Day of Social Communication

The theme for the 2017 World Day for Social Communications, which will take place on Sunday, May 28, is: “Fear not, for I am with you” (Is 43.5)- Communicating hope and trust in our time. This was presented on January 24, 2017. Below is Pope Francis’ full text in English.


Bishop Botean Christmas Message 2016

English Version: Versiunea în limba română:


The Different Types of Violence


Parohia Sf. Maria din Dearborn – 90 ani de activitate!

            Parohia greco-catolică Sfânta Maria din orăşelul american Dearborn, statul Michigan, a marcat la data de 17 septembrie a.c., 90 de ani în activitatea pastoral-misionară a nenumăratelor valuri de români emigraţi pe partea de apus a Atlanticului. Evenimentul a crescut în importanţă prin prezenţa în mijlocul comunităţii a Preasfinţiei Sale John Michael Botean, condus în […]


Refreshing Bread – the new RCD Canton podcast!

In an effort to reach out to people where they are and spread the Gospel on a daily basis, but also to bring inspiration, comfort and hope to people in their homes, the Romanian Catholic Diocese proudly presents our very first podcast entitled: Refreshing Bread: daily meditations from the Word of God.     […]


How are we to be Christians today? (Bishop’s homily)

How are we to be Christians today? “Do we have it in us to be agents of unity in the society that we live in, to become healers of the divisions that we find all around us?” Find out Bishop Botean’s answer to this extremely important question that all Christians face today not only in […]


Remembering World Youth Day 2016 Stateside

World Youth Day Pilgrimage July 24-July 27, 2016 Romanian Catholic Diocese of Canton For four straight days (July 24 – July 27) God led us, the volunteers and the participants, on a beautiful pilgrimage which aligned with World Youth Day in Kraków, Poland. The Holy Spirit was very present throughout the entire pilgrimage. We began […]


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