I was informed, yesterday, that plans to build a new cathedral for the Diocese of Steubenville have been sidelined due to controversy. Ostensibly, this is due to the expense. However, it also involves the fact that the project includes plans to consolidate parishes, which seems to be the real reason. No matter how much the cathedral would cost, and it's not all that expensive, continuing the expense of keeping eight parishes open in a city with a total population ( Total, not just Catholic ) of only 19,000 and dropping, is absolute nonsense.
The website for the new cathedral is HERE. The present cathedral is a former parish church they've used since the diocese was started. It's as if the Toledo diocese had continued to use St. Francis de Sales, instead of building our cathedral. Very unfortunate situation.