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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Catholics begin holy season of Lent with Ash Wednesday

Alyse Riffer, Reporter February 22, 2023

The observance of Ash Wednesday starts off the holy period of Lent with an intimate mass liturgy in the Catholic church. Senior psychology major Hannah Fender oversees the Catholic Student Association...

The Newman religious center: the official location for Catholic campus ministry at Kent State University.

In-person options resume for religious groups

Nathalia Joucoski Teixeira Reporter February 8, 2022

Religious centers at Kent State worked towards alternatives to keep community engagement alive during the COVID-19 pandemic.The Newman Center, a Catholic institution, and the Hillel Center, a Jewish institution...

Students sit six feet apart at the Kent State Newman Center during a church service on Tuesday, Feb. 2. 

Newman Center offers virtual Mass, works to reintroduce in-person services

Hannah Mayer Reporter February 3, 2021

Editor's note: This is the first of a five-part series that looks at how local places of worship are handling the pandemic. Part two, part three and part four can be found here. Participating in community...

Co-chair ambassadors Veronica Musser and Eric Abowd stand outside of the Newman Center wearing their “I Am Climate Change” campaign shirts and holding fair trade hot chocolate and chocolate bars.

Catholic student association forms new group

Kelly Powell December 7, 2015

Five members of the Catholic Student Association formed the Kent State Catholic Relief Services chapter at the beginning of this semester.Brainstormed over the summer, the chapter was established by CSA...

Kent State observes Easter with tradition and renewal

Skye McEowen April 6, 2015

At the end of the Lenten period, a period of penance and fasting, Christians around Kent and the world observed Easter on April 5. The University Parish Newman Center served as one place of worship where...

Pope Francis waves during his grandiose inauguration mass at St. Peters square on March 19, 2013 at the Vatican. World leaders flew in for the inauguration mass for Pope Francis in St. Peters Square on Tuesday where Latin Americas first pontiff received the formal symbols of papal power.

Vatican makes statement on homosexuality

Haley Keding October 22, 2014

The Vatican concluded its two-week synod on families Saturday, Oct. 18, but it did not reach a consensus on the hot topic of homosexuality.Bishops in Italy voted either yes or no on each paragraph in the...

Student group set to discuss Christian voting responsibilities

Haley Keding September 28, 2014

The Catholic Student Association will host a voter responsibility discussion at the Newman Center Oct. 2 at 7 p.m.The discussion, titled “Faithful Citizenship,” will teach Kent State students how to...

Randy Bitsko, father of Jason Bitsko, watches a speaker at the memorial service held his son’s honor in the Newman Center on Wendesday, Sept. 10, 2014. Jason Bitsko passed away suddenly two weeks prior to the beginning of the Fall season.

Bitsko remembered

Haley Keding September 10, 2014

Friends and family gathered Wednesday night at the University Parish Newman Center to celebrate the life of Jason Bitsko.Bitsko, 21, died unexpectedly Wednesday, August 20. He was set to be the football...

Father Steve Agostino leads a mass at the Newman Center, Thursday, March 13, 2013.

Newman Center begins Lent with Ash Wednesday activities

Ashlyne Wilson March 3, 2014

Ash Wednesday starting on March 5 will signal the start of Lent, in which the Kent State Newman Center will hold activities all Lent season for students to gain a closer connection to God.Lent is a 40-day...

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