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  • Pope suspends Caritas Internationalis officers, appoints administrator
    by Eric Deabill on November 23, 2022 at 3:26 pm

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis has suspended the secretary-general and other top officers of Caritas Internationalis, appointing a temporary administrator to oversee improved management policies and to prepare for the election of new officers in May. Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, whose second term as Caritas president was to end in May, also loses his … Continue reading "Pope suspends Caritas Internationalis officers, appoints administrator"

  • Catholic leaders respond to shooting at Colorado nightclub
    by Eric Deabill on November 23, 2022 at 3:25 pm

    WASHINGTON (CNS) – Catholic leaders have condemned the Nov. 19 attack on an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado, that killed at least five people and injured at least 25. Seven of those wounded were in critical condition. The church leaders – the archbishop of Denver, leaders of religious orders and congregations, and a Catholic … Continue reading "Catholic leaders respond to shooting at Colorado nightclub"

  • Catholic advocates call COP27 deal on loss and damage ‘real breakthrough’
    by Eric Deabill on November 23, 2022 at 3:21 pm

    A historic, late-hour deal reached at the U.N. climate change summit to establish a “loss and damage” fund for countries vulnerable to the devastating impacts of a warming world represented “a real breakthrough,” said representatives of Catholic and other religious groups. Saying the establishment of the fund was an answer to their prayers, the faith-based … Continue reading "Catholic advocates call COP27 deal on loss and damage ‘real breakthrough’"

  • Catholic Social Services distributes 450 turkeys to Carbondale community before Thanksgiving
    by Eric Deabill on November 21, 2022 at 4:29 pm

    CARBONDALE – On the Sunday before Thanksgiving – when the temperature didn’t climb much higher than 20 degrees – staff and volunteers from Catholic Social Services were bundled up outdoors serving the community. In just three hours on Nov. 20, 2022, they distributed 450 turkeys, along with all the trimmings, to people in need in … Continue reading "Catholic Social Services distributes 450 turkeys to Carbondale community before Thanksgiving"

  • Cardinal Dolan says Senate’s marriage bill threatens religious liberty
    by Eric Deabill on November 21, 2022 at 4:23 pm

    TAKE ACTION! It is deeply concerning that 62 senators recently voted to advance the misnamed “Respect for Marriage Act.”  As a result of this vote, the bill is likely to become law.  If it does, the Act will further undermine the truth of marriage and put people of faith at greater risk of discrimination.  Cardinal … Continue reading "Cardinal Dolan says Senate’s marriage bill threatens religious liberty"

  • Bishop Bambera to ordain eight Permanent Deacons Nov. 26
    by Eric Deabill on November 17, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    SCRANTON – The Most Rev. Joseph C. Bambera, Bishop of Scranton, will ordain eight men as permanent deacons for the Diocese of Scranton at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, at the Cathedral of Saint Peter in Scranton. The newly ordained deacons will join the ranks of clergy who minister to the faithful in … Continue reading "Bishop Bambera to ordain eight Permanent Deacons Nov. 26"

  • Diocesan Annual Appeal at 64% of goal; funding directly benefits parish activities
    by Eric Deabill on November 17, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    WILLIAMSPORT – For the last four years, the faithful from Saint Boniface Parish in Williamsport and Saint Lawrence Parish in South Williamsport have joined forces to serve their community in many ways. Every Friday, parishioners from the linked parishes fill the kitchen at Sojourner Truth Ministries on High Street in Williamsport to prepare and serve … Continue reading "Diocesan Annual Appeal at 64% of goal; funding directly benefits parish activities"