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  • Diocese of Scranton delegates at NCYC told to ‘keep the fire alive’
    by Eric Deabill on November 24, 2021 at 5:34 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS – While things may have looked different at this year’s National Catholic Youth Conference, the spirit of the event was unchanged. Eight-five young adults and chaperones from the Diocese of Scranton participated in this year’s event, traveling together by bus to the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium for the Nov. 18-20 conference. … Continue reading "Diocese of Scranton delegates at NCYC told to ‘keep the fire alive’"

  • Collection for Religious Retirement Fund Dec. 11-12 in Diocese of Scranton
    by Eric Deabill on November 24, 2021 at 5:29 pm

    SCRANTON – The Diocese of Scranton will hold the Retirement Fund for Religious collection Dec. 11-12. The parish-based appeal is coordinated by the National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO) in Washington, D.C. Proceeds help religious communities across the country to care for aging members. Last year, the Diocese of Scranton donated $50,029.74 to the collection. In … Continue reading "Collection for Religious Retirement Fund Dec. 11-12 in Diocese of Scranton"

  • The lonely can find an ‘ally’ in St. Joseph, pope says at audience
    by Eric Deabill on November 24, 2021 at 5:25 pm

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) – As the guardian of Jesus and Mary, St. Joseph’s reassuring presence is an example for Christians who are called to care for the lonely and those who struggle in their lives, Pope Francis said. In a society where relationships are constantly in flux, St. Joseph’s life and example give “a clear … Continue reading "The lonely can find an ‘ally’ in St. Joseph, pope says at audience"

  • Advent during pandemic remains a season of compassion, pope says
    by Eric Deabill on November 24, 2021 at 5:21 pm

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) – With Advent coming during an ongoing pandemic, Christians are called to hold on to hope and foster a season of compassion and tenderness, Pope Francis said. During Advent this year, too, “its lights will be dimmed by the consequences of the pandemic, which still weighs heavily on our time,” he said … Continue reading "Advent during pandemic remains a season of compassion, pope says"

  • Advocates see a ray of hope for some immigrants in Build Back Better bill
    by Eric Deabill on November 24, 2021 at 5:16 pm

    WASHINGTON (CNS) – Immigration advocates have seen promises for reform come and go, but many are hoping one of the best chances to provide some form of respite rests with President Joe Biden’s ambitious Build Back Better legislation that the Senate will consider. The measure, passed in the House of Representatives Nov. 19 and exclusively … Continue reading "Advocates see a ray of hope for some immigrants in Build Back Better bill"

  • Irish American Association Donates to Saint Francis of Assisi Kitchen
    by Dan Gallagher on November 18, 2021 at 3:58 pm

      Members of the Irish American Association of Lackawanna County presented $1,000 in support of work and mission of Saint Francis Kitchen. These funds were raised in connection with their recent golf tournament. Shown here from left to right are: John Monaghan, Tournament Director, Rob Williams, St. Francis Executive Director, Atty. Tim Kelly, Irish American … Continue reading "Irish American Association Donates to Saint Francis of Assisi Kitchen"

  • Communion statement aims to ‘retrieve and revive’ understanding
    by Eric Deabill on November 18, 2021 at 4:25 am

      BALTIMORE (CNS) – The U.S. bishops approved their statement on the Eucharist with 222 “yes” votes Nov. 17, the second of two days of public sessions during their Nov. 15-18 fall general assembly. Their OK came a day after their discussion of the document – a discussion that took a drastically different tone than … Continue reading "Communion statement aims to ‘retrieve and revive’ understanding"