Answering the Call to Live the Truth in Love

STEUBENVILLE, OH—”What is a disciple? It is not someone who believes the right things or has the right materials and books. A disciple,” says Jeff Cavins, “is someone who is called by God to enter his family and become like him; to adopt his worldview; to allow him to live inside them and motivate them to do his works and change…

Scott Hahn

Living Mercy Through the Gospel of Luke

STEUBENVILLE, OH – “No matter what we may have done. . . Jesus is waiting for us,” Dr. Edward Sri said at the 2016 Applied Biblical Studies Conference. “He wants to restore us. He doesn’t just want to forgive us, he wants to heal us.” Sri, professor of theology and vice president of Mission and Outreach at the Augustine Institute…

Attentive Conference Goers

"Receive the Father’s Mercy": St. John Bosco Conference Draws Record Number of Participants

STEUBENVILLE, OH – As in any presidential election, political tensions run high as voters evaluate the candidates. But instead of “looking to the Capitol dome to save us,” U.S. Congressman Jeff Fortenberry urged participants at the July 18-21 St. John Bosco Conference at Franciscan University of Steubenville to “form hearts and minds that are oriented to the truth.” Fortenberry, who earned…

Prayerful Women

Steubenville Conferences: Should Your Teen Go?

Nearly 50,000 Catholic youth attend Steubenville Youth Conferences every year. Should your teen go? Get the take of a parent chaperone. by Susan Windley-Daoust If you have a Catholic teen, you’ve probably heard about the Catholic youth conferences sponsored by the Franciscan University of Steubenville. In fact, your youth group may be planning a trip to a…

Priest Speaking

Priests, Deacons, and Seminarians Retreat: Admitting Brokenness and Finding Mercy at the Table of the Father

STEUBENVILLE, OH – “Will the worst sinner in the room please stand?” asked Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger of the diocese of Albany. Most of the men in the room rose to their feet. The bishop walked down the center aisle looking at 192 priests, deacons, and seminarians representing 30 states. “If you think that you are the worst sinner in the…

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"Ask J" Tackles the Difficult Questions

STEUBENVILLE, OH – A new webseries that takes a fresh approach to teaching truth to young people is now live at SteubenvilleFuel.com. Ask J follows a young man named J, played by Jeff Kongs, who accepts a job at “The Internet” in the human app division. He is assigned to be a “human answer generator” and risks life and limb to help people…

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I’ve Been Initiated, Now What?

By John Beaulieu, Director of Marketing and Engagements at Steubenville Conferences The theme for this summer’s Power and Purpose Conference is “Awaken.”   At the conference, we are going to connect the renewal and ongoing life in the Holy Spirit with Baptism.  I am excited to once again be a part of the Power and Purpose…

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3 Reasons You Have To Join Us This Summer

As kids, summer seemed like an eternity. Weeks upon weeks of afternoons spent at the neighborhood pool, picnics at the lake, family trips to zoo, fireworks, watermelon, hotdogs on the grill. As adults, summer can pass like the blink of an eye. Before you’ve filled up each and every day of your summer with family…