"Not only that, but we even boast of our afflictions, knowing that affliction produces endurance, and endurance, proven character, and proven character, hope, and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us." Romans 5:3-5
Addressing the opioid epidemic that killed more than 300 people in the four counties of the Diocese of Greensburg last year, Bishop Edward C. Malesic released a pastoral letter June 29 that outlines the Catholic Church's local response of prayer, education, and dialogue in response to the crisis.
Read "A Pastoral Letter on the Drug Abuse Crisis: From Death and Despair to Life and Hope".
Watch the June 29, 2017 Press Conference.