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  • Bishops: If passed, Equality Act will ‘discriminate against people of faith’
    by Dan Gallagher on February 24, 2021 at 6:08 pm

      TAKE ACTION: The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference has a ‘Voter Voice’ message that can be sent to lawmakers. To send a message to your Representative and Senators in Washington, visit: https://www.pacatholic.org/resources/voter-voice/?vvsrc=%2fHome  Bishops: If passed, Equality Act will ‘discriminate against people of faith’ WASHINGTON (CNS) — If the House of Representatives passes the Equality Act, its … Continue reading "Bishops: If passed, Equality Act will ‘discriminate against people of faith’"

  • Bishop Bambera’s Statement on the appointment of Dr. Daniel J. Myers as President of Misericordia University
    by Dan Gallagher on February 24, 2021 at 2:21 pm

      February 23, 2021 “I take this opportunity to congratulate Dr. Daniel J. Myers on being selected to serve as the 15th president of Misericordia University. At the same time, I would also like to thank Dr. Kathleen Cieplak Owens for serving as president of Misericordia University for the 2020-21 academic year and leading the institution … Continue reading "Bishop Bambera’s Statement on the appointment of Dr. Daniel J. Myers as President of Misericordia University"

  • Faithful attend Ash Wednesday Masses to mark the start of Lent
    by Dan Gallagher on February 18, 2021 at 6:51 pm

      SCRANTON – Rich in symbolism, the distribution of ashes brought many faithful together at parishes across the Diocese of Scranton on Ash Wednesday. “After dealing with this pandemic almost a year now, it’s frankly wonderful to see so many of you gathered here today,” the Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, Bishop of Scranton, said … Continue reading "Faithful attend Ash Wednesday Masses to mark the start of Lent"

  • After 11 months of ‘giving up,’ what is there left to give up this Lent?
    by Dan Gallagher on February 18, 2021 at 4:29 pm

      WASHINGTON (CNS) — Since childhood, the typical U.S. Catholic’s response to Lent is giving up, as in “What are you giving up for Lent?” If you haven’t been keeping track, Catholics in the United States and worldwide — just about everyone, really — have been giving up a lot since the coronavirus pandemic struck … Continue reading "After 11 months of ‘giving up,’ what is there left to give up this Lent?"

  • For Lent, ask if one’s life is centered on God or oneself, pope says
    by Dan Gallagher on February 17, 2021 at 3:30 pm

      VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Lent is a time to reconsider the path one is taking in life and to finally answer God’s invitation to return to him with one’s whole heart, Pope Francis said. “Lent is not just about the little sacrifices we make, but about discerning where our hearts are directed,” he said, … Continue reading "For Lent, ask if one’s life is centered on God or oneself, pope says"

  • Bishop Joseph C. Bambera to celebrate Ash Wednesday Mass
    by Dan Gallagher on February 11, 2021 at 4:28 pm

      Distribution of ashes will be different due to COVID-19 pandemic SCRANTON – On Ash Wednesday, February 17, 2021, Bishop Joseph C. Bambera will be principal celebrant and homilist for the 12:10 p.m. Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Peter in Scranton. The Mass will be open to the public following COVID-19 safety protocols, including … Continue reading "Bishop Joseph C. Bambera to celebrate Ash Wednesday Mass"

  • Lent is time to grow in faith, hope, love and to share them, pope says
    by Dan Gallagher on February 11, 2021 at 3:30 pm

      VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As Christians pray, fast and give alms during Lent, they also should consider giving a smile and offering a kind word to people feeling alone or frightened because of the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis said. “Love rejoices in seeing others grow. Hence it suffers when others are anguished, lonely, sick, … Continue reading "Lent is time to grow in faith, hope, love and to share them, pope says"